Natalie Morales Biography
Natalie Leticia Morales is an American Journalist working for NBC News. She is the Today Show west coast anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.
How old is Natalie Morales? – Age
Natalie Leticia Morales was born on June 6, 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is 48 years old as of year 2020.
Natalie Morales Family
Morales was born by a Brazilian mother, Penelope, and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and spent the first eighteen years of her life living in America and overseas in Panama, Brazil.
Natalie Morales Marriage – Husband
Morales married Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998. In the year 2002 they purchased a US$ 1million town house in Hoboken, New Jersey, and explained it in 2008 to 3,600 square feet. They put the Hoboken townhouse on the market, and both moved into a house in Brentwood, California the following month. Later the townhouse had sold $3.1 million.
In early 2004, Morales gave birth to a son, Josh and the second son, Luke Hudson, was born in late 2008.
Natalie Morales Career
Natalie Morales began her on-air career at News 12- The Bronx as the first morning anchor under news 12- The Bronx’s first news director Roberto Soto, and original studio directors Tom D’ Elia, Brian Webb, Darryl Stith, and David Rein. Morales served as a weekend anchor and morning co-anchor at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where she reported on the Columbine shootings, Hurricane Floyd, the 2000 presidential election and the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In 1999, she was voted one of the 50 most Influential Latinas for her news coverage and reports by the Hispanic daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa. Morales was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006. She covered a number of major news stories there including the 2004 presidential election, the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the Iraqi freedom, the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks and investigation and trial of Scott Peterson. Moreover, she was named one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters of 2003.
Morales joined the Today show in 2006 as a national correspondent, and was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008. On May 9, 2011, it was announced that Morales would replace Ann Curry as the news anchor for Today, when Curry succeeded Meredith Vieira as host of Today in June 2011. In 2016 it was announced that Morales would be moving west to host Access and become the Today show west Anchor. Later 2019 she stepped away from hosting Access and remained on as the Today Show West Coast anchor.
Natalie Morales Net worth
Morales has a net worth of $ 16 million.