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Watch ‘The Talk’ Introduce New Host Natalie Morales (Video)

The former ”Dateline“ correspondent left NBC’s ”Today“ show to join fellow female journalists

Natalie Morales has started her next career chapter at “The Talk.”

The show welcomed Morales as a new host this morning. Morales joined the show via Zoom. She will start hosting in person Monday, Oct. 11, for Season 12.

“It’s always exciting and new to start something different,” she said after remarking on her 22 years with NBC — almost as long of a relationship as her marriage of 23 years. “I love this new adventure that we’re all going to be taking together.”

Morales will take Carrie Ann Inaba’s vacant slot. Inaba left in August, citing the need to look after her mental health. She was part of “The Talk for 3 seasons.

Morales will bring experience from her time corresponding for NBC News’ “Dateline” and anchoring the “Today” show.