Willie Geist, who has frequently filled in for Matt Lauer on Today, is expected to be named the permanent co-host of the 9 a.m. hour with Natalie Morales, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Geist will give up his early morning MSNBC show Way Too Early, say sources. But he is expected to stay on Morning Joe in the show's early hours, likely 6-7 a.m.
NBC News declined comment.
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