NATALIE Morales broke down in tears as she celebrates 22 years on air with the morning news show.

The TODAY Show star has decided to ...try something new... as she starts her new role on The Talk.

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Natalie, 49, broke down in tears while saying farewell to her co-stars of 22 years and reminiscing on some of her ...most memorable moments... on the show.

The host dabbed her eye with a tissue after a video montage of her career, saying: ...Sorry, I'm emotional....

...Even when I was tracking that I couldn't keep it together,... she gushed.

Natalie's co-stars also expressed their ...love... for the long-time correspondent, saying she is ...such a treasure....

The journalist said goodbye to her Studio 1A family today after over two decades on television, and also offered a message to her dedicated fans.

“Dear viewers... From the minute I stepped in front of the camera and into your living rooms, I knew it was an honor to be part of your morning tradition, the most sacred time,” she wrote in a letter presented on TODAY.

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“With you, I’ve had a front seat to moments that captured our hearts, moments I will forever cherish as I witnessed history.

“I traveled the country with some of America’s leaders and covered the most incredible stories — like the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days.

...Together we witnessed a miracle. I have enjoyed two royal weddings and held court in London awaiting the first royal birth in decades. Events forever on my highlight reel....

After recalling years of incredible projects and stories, the NBC star closed with: ...Dear viewers, you and my TODAY family have given me a place I will forever call home.

...Thank you for all those mornings and the lifetime of memories we now share. With all my love and gratitude, Natalie....

TIME FOR THE TALK

Natalie announced her departure from the TODAY show in October, as she has officially joined the cast of The Talk on CBS.

The mother of two began co-hosting alongside Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O'Connell, and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila last month after Elaine Welteroth's leave in late August.

At the time, she said in a statement: ...It's an extraordinary opportunity to be joining this team at The Talk. I love the new energy and direction and couldn't be more excited to join Sheryl, Amanda, Jerry, and Akbar.

...I'm looking forward to many good times while talking about the days' topics, and I can't wait to get going....

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