Natalie Morales Biography
Natalie Morales is an American journalist best known as the anchor of Today Show West Coast in NBC News. Moreover, she appears on other programs like Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.
Morales went to school at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware, and graduated in 1990. She then went to Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Natalie majored in Journalism and Media Studies as well as Latin American studies. In addition, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude.
Before her journalism career, Natalie worked at Chase Bank in New York. Her journalism career started at WVIT-TV in Connecticut where she worked as a weekend anchor and morning co-anchor. Morales worked as an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006.
In 2006, Natalie joined the Today show as a correspondent. She became a co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008. It was later announced that she would replace Ann Curry as the news anchor for ‘Today’ on May 9, 2011. It was announced that Natalie would be moving west to host Access and become the Today Show West Anchor in 2016.
In 2019, Natalie moved from hosting Access and still remained to work as an anchor for the Today Show West Coast. Moreover, Natalie has also appeared on a show titled ‘The Marriage Ref’ in NBC as a fact-checker. She was also a host at Miss Universe 2011 at Credicard Hall.
Additionally, Natalie has reported multiple major stories like the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and Greece. She also covered the 2004 Presidential election and the Iraqi prisoner abuse. Her other stories include Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She has also been named as one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters.
Natalie Morales Age | Birthday
Morales was born on June 6, 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan. She is 48 years old as of 2020. Her birth name is Natalie Morales Rhodes.
Natalie Morales Height | Weight
Morales stands at a height of 5 feet 4½ inches (164 cm) and weighs 58 kg.
Natalie Morales Family | Siblings
Morales was born to her mother Penelope Morales who is a Brazilian. Her father is called Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr, a Puerto Rican. Additionally, Natalie is can communicate in Spanish and Portuguese. She spent the first 8 years of her childhood in the US and overseas in Panama, Brazil, and Spain.
Natalie Morales Husband | Children
Morales got married to Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998. They are blessed with two sons. She gave birth to Josh through C-section in 2004 at Hoboken’s St. Mary Hospital. Additionally, she gave birth to Luke Hudson in 2008.
Moreover, they bought a $1 million townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2002. In 2008, they expanded the house to 3,600 square feet. However, they sold the house in June 2016 and went to live in Brentwood, California.
Natalie Morales Net Worth | Salary
Morales is currently estimated at a net worth of $16 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist. In addition, her annual salary is estimated to be $6 Million.