Natalie Morales is an American journalist and television personality. She is currently working for the NBC News network which she joined during the 2000s working as a weekend anchor at NBC Connecticut, WVIT-TV. She previously hosted the show Today in New York which later replaced by the anchorwoman Darlene Rodriguez along with her co-anchor Michael Gargiulo.
Moreover, she has been serving as the anchor for Today Show West Coast as well as NBC Nightly News. However, in 2020, Natalie announced that she would be joining Dateline as an official correspondent while saying so long to hosting show Access. Let us scroll over to know more information on her while reading her net worth and married life.
Caption: The American journalist and anchor, Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales: Bio, Family, Education
The reporter was born on 6 June 1972 as Natalie Leticia Morales in Tapei, Taiwan. She was born as the daughter of a Brazilian mother, Penelope, and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. The anchorwoman has traveled during her growing years and youth to different places. She spent the first eighteen years of her life living in America and traveling to Panama, Brazil. She later flew to Spain as a “U.S. Air Force brat”.
For her education, she graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in 1990. After that, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University with dual majors in Journalism & Media Studies and Latin American studies. In addition, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude. Moreover, she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well.
Natalie Morales: Career & Life Achievements
At the time of pursuing the study in Journalism, she worked at Chase bank to support herself financially. Following that, she joined News 12’s The Bronx as its first-morning anchor. Also, she served as a camera operator, editor, and producer for the network. She then left to join WVIT-TV to serves as its weekend anchor as well as morning anchor. From 2002 to 2006, she worked as an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC.
For th MSNBC, she had covered several news reports including the 2004 Presidential election, the Iraqi prisoner abuse, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. In 2006, she joined Today as a national correspondent and later co-anchored the third hour of the show in March 2008. In 2016, she became the host of Today Show West Anchor till 2019, when she stepped down from the position. However, she remained as the Today Show West Coast anchor.
Natalie Morales: Personal Life & Husband
She is a happily married woman who has married her longtime boyfriend turned husband Joseph “Joe” Rhodes. She and her husband exchanged vows on 22 August 1998. Moreover, looking shortly at the bio of her husband, he is an established businessman who had graduated from Columbia’s Business School. He is the president of Lenny & Larry’s LCC and also serves as the managing partner of Hummingbird Brands LLC.
The couple welcomed their firstborn son Josh in 2004 via C-section. In 2008, they had their second child, son Luke Hudson. She has successfully maintained her private affairs under the curtains. Also, she has well-balanced her private life and professional separately.
Caption: Natalie with her family
Natalie Morales: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
She has made a hefty amount for herself through her successful career in the journalism field. She had spent over two decades in the following industry which has helped to nurture her career as well as earned a huge amount out of it. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $16 million. Additionally, she had sold her townhouse for $3.1 million which she purchased in 2002 nearly at $1 million. She later moved to a house in Brentwood, California.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @nmoralesnbc with 379k followers. She has a Twitter account @nmoralesnbc with 433.9k followers. Also, she goes by the Facebook account under her name with 181k followers.
Natalie Morales: Body Measurements
She has a slim and attractive body structure with measurements of 34-25-35 inches of chest-waist-hips respectively. Her perfect body stands to a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.64 meters and weighs around 58 kg. She has dirty blonde hair color and hazel brown eyes color.