Today Show co-anchor Willie Geist, a former Ridgewood resident, has been the subject of conflicting stories the past few days.
Geist and co-host Natalie Morales were reportedly fired from the morning program. But their jobs are safe.
For now. NBC News President Deborah Turness issued a vote of confidence for her entire news team. “Today has the best anchor team in morning television," she said, according to The Huffington Post. “In response to the false rumors that have been circulated about our anchor team, NBC wants to be absolutely clear: The rumors are wrong -- period. This is the team we are committed to, and this is the team that our viewers turn to in the morning."
The rumor was started by Us Weekly. A magazine source said Geist and Morales "were recently told they were fired." The magazine said Geist had already lined up a job at CBS.