Natalie Morales Bio, Wiki
Natalie Morales whose full name is Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an American anchor, who serves at NBC News . Natalie is the West Coast anchor for the Today Show. She has also been on Dateline NBC and the NBC Nightly News. After the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Natalie relocated to Los Angeles in August of that year.
Natalie Morales Age
She was born on June 6, 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan, China. Natalie is 49 years old as of 2021.
Natalie Morales Height
Natalie boasts of a height of 5 ft 5 in ( Approx 1.65meters).
Natalie Morales Family
On June 6, 1972, she was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to her mother Penelope and father Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. Natalie’s mother is from Brazil, and her father is from Puerto Rico. Natalie is bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese). She spent the first eighteen years of her life in America, as well as in Panama, Brazil, and Spain. She grew up as a “US Air Force brat.”
Natalie Morales Husband
Natalie is married to the love of her life Joe Rhodes since August 22, 1998. In 2002, the couple bought a $1 million townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey. They increased the size to 3,600 square feet in 2008. After Natalie was named West Coast anchor for the Today show in June 2016, the family sold their Hoboken townhouse and moved to Brentwood, California the following month.
By October, the townhouse had sold for $3.1 million. Natalie gave birth to their firstborn son, Josh, through C-section at St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken in 2004. Luke Hudson, the couple’s second child, was born in 2008.
Natalie Morales Education
In 1990, she graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware. Natalie went on to Rutgers University to pursue her bachelor’s degree. She majored in journalism and media studies as well as Latin American studies. Natalie was a Phi Beta Kappa member at the University and graduated summa cum laude.
Natalie Morales NBC
Natalie worked for Chase Bank after graduation before pursuing a career in journalism. She began her on-air career as a first-morning anchor for News 12 – The Bronx, where she worked alongside the station’s first news director, Roberto Soto, and the station’s initial studio directors, Tom D’Elia, Darryl Stith, Brian Webb, and David Rein. She also worked for the same network as a camera operator, editor, and producer.
Natalie went on to work for WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor. She covered the Columbine High School shootings, the 2000 Presidential election, Hurricane Floyd, and the September 11th attacks there. Natalie also contributed to the Emmy-nominated documentary Save Our Sound as a co-host and reporter.
This was a collaborative effort with WNBC to raise awareness about the need of maintaining the Long Island Sound. Because of her news coverage and reports, Natalie was named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinas by the Hispanic daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa in 1999. She previously worked behind the scenes at Court TV for two years.
Natalie worked for MSNBC as an anchor and correspondent from 2002 through 2006. She covered a variety of major news stories while there, including Scott Peterson’s investigation and trial, the 2004 Presidential election, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Iraqi prisoner abuse. Natalie was named one of the Top Trendsetters of the Year by Hispanic Magazine in 2003.
Natalie takes over from Billy Bush as the host of Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live, while continuing to work as a journalist for Dateline. Natalie has completed five marathons, including three New York City Marathons, as a dedicated runner. She competed in triathlons as well. Natalie was also featured in a full-length article and on the cover of the October 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine.
Natalie Morales Dateline
Natalie became the Today show’s West Coast anchor in Los Angeles, and she took over as the host of Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live from Billy Bush, while continuing to work as a Dateline journalist. Natalie has completed five marathons, including three New York City Marathons, as a dedicated runner. She competed in triathlons as well. Natalie was also featured in a full-length article and on the cover of the October 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine.
Natalie Morales From The Today Show
She became a national correspondent for the Today show in 2006. Natalie was chosen co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008 while she was still there. On May 9, 2011, it was announced that Natalie would take over as Today’s news anchor from Ann Curry. Curry took over as host of Today in June 2011 after Meredith Vieira left.
Natalie Morales Leaving NBC.
In an internal message to NBC News colleagues on Friday, the television journalist said she was pleased to be embarking on “a new adventure,” although she didn’t say what that adventure might entail.
Morales will remain a “Dateline” correspondent for the remainder of 2021, and will be honored with an on-air goodbye tribute on TODAY in the following weeks.
“I struggle to find the right words and there are way too many people I need to thank for a wonderful career at NBC News,” Morales, 49, told colleagues in her memo. “I think back to my early days cutting my teeth at (NBC affiliate) WVIT in Hartford, CT then taking the huge and — at the time — petrifying leap to MSNBC and alas — scoring the golden tickets to the TODAY show and ‘Dateline.'”
“This first half of my life has been one full of adventure, challenges, travel, way too many early wake up calls, and yes opportunities to witness history unfold and to tell inspiring and impactful stories that will always be in my mind’s highlight reel,” she continued.
“Speaking of that reel: I watched my family grow up along with so many of your own children, and as my oldest son gets ready to spread his wings and head to college soon, so too do I feel the time is right, (before the second half of my life) to spread my own wings and to pursue a new adventure,” she added.
She concluded her message, “It’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead. I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”
Natalie Morales Access Hollywood
Natalie’s move west to anchor Access and serve as the Today Show West Anchor was confirmed once more in 2016. She stepped down as host of Access in 2019, however she remained the Today Show’s West Coast anchor.
Natalie Morales Ethnicity
She is of mixed racial origin. Her mother is from Brazil, and her father is from Puerto Rico. Natalie was born in the Chinese city of Taipei and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Salary and Net Worth
She has a net worth of $16 million and her salary is $6 million yearly.
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