The news was revealed via a memo from Today producer Noah Oppenheim, according to Deadline. Morales' new hosting gig will be an extension of her current duties though. She'll transition to being Today's west coast anchor and maintain her presence on NBC's Dateline along with her new Access hosting job. Morales is also no stranger to celebrity interviews as she's tackled the red carpet of the Golden Globes, Oscars, Latin Music Awards and more for the peacock network.
Morales' move comes weeks after the report that current Access Hollywood host Billy Bush is leaving the syndicated entertainment news show for his own spot on the Today. Bush is reportedly going to take over the 9 a.m. hour of the morning show, which directly competes with ABC's Live with Kelly and Michaelin most of the country.
Morales takes over Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live this summer.
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