Conflicting reports suggest possible shake-up at 'Access Hollywood': Is Mario Lopez replacing Natalie Morales?

Is there a co-host shake-up looming at NBC?

Headlines circulated this week that "Access Hollywood" co-host Natalie Morales has been booted from the network and that Mario Lopez, who currently anchors "Extra," will take her place, possibly as the show's solo host.

However, an "Access" exec speaking to Page Six said the information is not accurate: "This is not true. Natalie has not been fired. She is and will continue to be a huge part of the NBC family."

Although NBC is discrediting the report that Morales has been fired, the inside source did say that in the months ahead, Morales will "likely" exit the show and Lopez will "likely" join it.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Natalie Morales attends the International Women's Media Foundation 2017 Courage In Journalism Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Natalie Morales and Alex Rodriguez pose for a photo at TruFusion on September 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for TruFusion)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV personalities Kit Hoover (L) and Natalie Morales attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: TV personality Natalie Morales accepts her award onstage during the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in Media)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, Natalie Morales, Dylan Dreyer and Savannah Guthrie on Friday, May19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 20: TV host Natalie Morales attends the 2017 Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Spring Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: Host Natalie Morales speaks onstage at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on March 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 29: Moderator Natalie Morales speaks onstage at CinemaCon 2017 Universal Pictures Invites You to a Special Presentation Featuring Footage from its Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on March 29, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Natalie Morales attends the finale screening of 'This Is Us' at Directors Guild Of America on March 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
THIS IS US -- 'This is Us' Finale Event at The DGA, Los Angeles, March 14, 2017 -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales, Kit Hoover -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 18: Natalie Morales is seen during the 14th Annual NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award Ceremony at the Fontainebleau Hotel on January 18, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Journalist Natalie Morales attends The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party, presented with FIJI Water, Grey Goose Vodka, Lindt Chocolate, and Moroccan Oil at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: TV personalities Al Roker (L) and Natalie Morales attend FOX and FX's 2017 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Journalist/TV anchor Natalie Morales arrives at the Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) *** Local caption *** Natalie Morales
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) CEO Black Girls Code Kimberly Bryant, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Intel Corporation Danielle Brown, TV Hosts Natalie Morales and Designer Rebecca Minkoff pose backstage at Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 LIVE Summit at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Glamour)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Journalist Natalie Morales attends the Celebrity Tributes at the 6th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival at the Lincoln Theatre on November 10, 2016 in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT -- 'Super Duper Store Night' Episode 502 -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales, Ne-Yo, Cheri Oteri -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: (BROADCAST - OUT) Hosts, Craig Melvin, Natalie Morales and Al Roker pose for a photo through Olympic rings on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Journalist Natalie Morales attends the screening of 'The BFG' hosted by Disney & The Cinema Society at Village East Cinema on June 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Journalists Natalie Morales (L) and Savannah Guthrie pose for a picture as Singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on June 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Natalie Morales appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28: Natalie Morales is seen arriving to the Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Bank United Center on April 28, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Troy Rizzo/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Natalie Morales attends HBO's post 2016 Golden Globe Awards party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TODAY show news anchor Natalie Morales visits SiriusXM Studios on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Natalie Morales speaks during the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village Featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Grand Tasting Village on February 27, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Jenna Bush, Natalie Morales, Al Roker, and Forest Whitaker appear on the 'Today' show on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Natalie Morales (L) and Chef Marcus Samuelsson and guests attend Amstel Light Burger Bash Presented By Schweid & Sons Hosted By Rachael Ray during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Beachside at The Ritz Carlton on February 26, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for SOBEWFF®)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Natalie Morales attends the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village Featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations during 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Grand Tasting Village on February 27, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for SOBEWFF®)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Natalie Morales attends the Muscular Dystrophy Association Funding Announcement at Carnegie Hall on January 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Natalie Morales appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: TV personality Natalie Morales attends the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Mediaplacement)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Natalie Morales attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
TODAY -- Pictured: Natalie Morales appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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Rumors of Lopez's impending transition picked up after he was tapped to host last year's Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting in New York. He currently anchors "Extra" from LA.

"Access" is co-hosted by Morales and Kit Hoover.

“We are planning on blowing up the current format of the show and making Mario the star," an insider told the Daily Mail.

The latest reports are heavily powered by the exit of "Access" executive producer Rob Silverstein, who is leaving the show after 20 years at its helm.

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Mario Lopez at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!'

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Lily James (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Gina Rodriguez (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez and Bob the Builder help Habitat for Humanity build a home for a Los Angeles family

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Sarah Palin (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez and his daughter, Gia Lopez, arrive at the premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

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Mario Lopez and Alison Eastwood attend Eastwood Ranch Foundations hosts 1st annual Fall Garden Party Animal Rescue Fundraiser

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza attend Mario Lopez introducing Casa Mexico Tequila on WE tv's David Tutera CELEBrations at Beso

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Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza attend the Eva Longoria Foundation's Annual Dinner gala at Beso

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Courtney Mazza, Gia Lopez and Mario Lopez attend the premiere of 'Annie'

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Celebrity stylist Angel Merino (L) and TV personality Mario Lopez attend Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez (R), Courtney Mazza and their children Gia Lopez and Dominic Lopez attend L.A. Parent's 35th birthday bash

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Mario Lopez at the iHeart Radio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace

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Model Chrissy Teigen (L) visits Mario Lopez on the set of 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Eva Longoria (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez, Grand Marshall of the Miami Beach Gay Parade, attends a press conference

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Actor Joel McHale (L) and Mario Lopez attend BKB 2

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza (R) attend the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: TV Personality Mario Lopez attends Ferrari's 60th Anniversary In The USA Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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