Page Six says that “Today” co-host Natalie Morales is planning her next TV move because of the tense atmosphere behind the scenes of the NBC show.
Sources say that Morales’ reps have been looking for other roles for her amid a power struggle with fellow host Tamron Hall and NBC News chief Deborah Turness.
Page Six claims that NBC News President Turness hasn’t talked to Morales in months and instead wishes to promote Hall into a bigger role.
A NBC source told Page Six, “There’s a lot of tension. Natalie and Tamron are competitive, and there was a big blow up in October between the two. Deborah has an issue with Natalie and has sided with Tamron. There has been zero communication between Deborah and Natalie for a long period of time. Its the talk of NBC staff.”
Needless to say, NBC totally denies the rumor.
Today EP Don Nash said in a statement, “This is total nonsense. As the ‘Today’ show continues to gain momentum, it sounds like someone is trying to stir up trouble that doesn’t exist. Natalie Morales is valued by everyone at the news division from the top down, and her future is with the ‘Today’ show and NBC News.”