Today show weather presenter Natalia Cooper has left her role just weeks into beginning her maternity leave.
The 35-year-old will shift from weather to news, with Channel Nine telling Daily Mail Australia Natalia has chosen to take on a ‘more suitable’ role for a working parent when she returns from maternity leave.
A Nine spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Natalia is on maternity leave and will return to Nine News in Sydney as it is a more suitable environment and more flexibility for a working parent than on the road with Today show weather.’
On Friday, Confidential quoted an insider who claims that the popular weather girl was ‘pushed’ from the role.
‘When Natalia left she very much wanted to come back to the role,’ the paper’s source alleges.
The column goes on to claim that with, ‘three women already on the panel, another male was needed.’
However a Channel Nine spokesperson tells Daily Mail Australia ‘there’s no truth’ to those allegations and Natalie has simply shifted into a more suitable role at the network.
Natalia and husband Carl Fox had a son, named Ezra, on January 28, and the TV host is a few weeks into her maternity leave.
The latest exit from the troubled breakfast program comes after a recent revamp that has seen stars Karl Stefanovic, Peter Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys exit, while Richard Wilkins demoted.