I don't mind Natalie, wonder how she copes anchoring the show. I watch the early show the other day, I must day it's going down the ITV Daybreak road
Natalie's fine both at the news desk and the anchor desk, but doesn't have the same bond or chemistry with the others Ann had before. And while she's new to the post, she's covered the news desk so many times now I doubt the chemistry will 'settle in'. Amy Robach (Saturdays) suffers the same problem.
And Natalie's been at the anchor desk plenty of times too and again works fine there, but everything becomes more static and formal. She might be better with other presenters, though, like Willie Geist (MSNBC) or Carl Quintanilla (CNBC) who fill in on occasion for Matt. Both those names have been mentioned as possible Lauer replacements. Curiously Willie Geist in particular has really grown on me.
'At least they're not Daybreak' (If you've seen
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