Natalie Morales Biography and Wiki
Natalie Morales(Natalie Morales-Rhodes) is an American journalist and anchor currently serving as a co-host and moderator of the CBS Daytime show The Talk. Before joining CBS, Morales served for NBC News as a correspondent on Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News, as well as the West Coast anchor of Today. Morales relocated to Los Angeles, where she joined Today as the West Coast anchor.
Morales began her career at NBC News in the network’s Hartford, Connecticut-based station WVIT. In 2002, she became a correspondent and anchor for MSNBC, and in 2006, she became a correspondent for the Today show. She went on to become the news anchor for the morning show. She also replaced Billy Bush as host of Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live while continuing as a correspondent for Dateline.
Natalie Morales Age
She was born Natalie Leticia Morales on June 6, 1972, in Taipei, in Taiwan. Natalie is 49 years old.
Natalie Morales Birthday
She celebrates her birthday on the 6th of June every year.
Natalie Morales Height
NBC journalist, Natalie stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.6M). In addition, she has brown hair and black eyes.
Natalie Morales Parents and Family
Morales was born to her parents Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr, and Penelope in Taiwan. Her father is Puerto Rican and her mother comes from Brazil. She speaks fluently in Spanish and Portuguese languages. As a “US Air Force child,” she spent the first eighteen years of her life in America and abroad in Panama, Brazil, and Spain.
Natalie Morales Education
She attended and graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware in 1990. Morales joined Rutgers University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with double majors in Journalism & Media Studies and Latin American studies. She was a Phi Beta Kappa member and received a summa cum laude diploma.
Natalie Morales Husband and Spouse
She is married to her husband Joseph Rhodes. He is a founder and Managing Partner at Stockton Road Capital LLC. The couple exchanged wedding vows on August 22, 1998. Together, Morales and Joseph Rhodes have two sons namely Joseph Stockon and Luke Hudson. The pair formerly lived in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since she became the West Coast anchor of Today in 2016, the family now lives in Brentwood, California.
Natalie Morales Children
She is a wife and mom. Morales and Joseph Rhodes welcomed their first son, Joseph Stockon Rhodes, at St. Mary Hospital in 2004. They welcomed their second son, Luke Hudson Rhodes, in 2008.
Natalie Morales House
The couple bought a $1 million home in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2002 and extended it to 3,600 square feet in 2008. After Morales became Today’s West Coast anchor in June 2016, the Morales family sold their Hoboken townhouse and moved to Brentwood, California the following month. The townhouse had sold for $3.1 million by October.
Natalie Morales NBC Dateline and Today Show
Before starting her career in journalism, Morales worked at Chase Bank. She began her on-air career as the first-morning anchor at News 12 — The Bronx. She also worked for that network as a camera operator, editor, and producer. Morales went on to work for WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor, where she covered the Columbine High School shootings, Hurricane Floyd, the 2000 Presidential election, and the 9/11 attacks.
She also co-hosted and covered the Emmy-nominated documentary Save Our Sound, a collaboration with WNBC on Long Island Sound preservation. For her news coverage and reports, she was named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinas by the Hispanic daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa in 1999. Morales previously worked behind the scenes at Court TV for two years.
From 2002 until 2006, Morales worked for MSNBC as an anchor and correspondent. While there, She covered the 2004 Presidential election, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Iraqi prisoner mistreatment, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the 2002 Beltway sniper assaults, and Scott Peterson’s investigation and prosecution. She was also named one of the Top Trendsetters of 2003 by Hispanic Magazine.
Morales joined the Today show as a national correspondent in 2006, and in March 2008, he was promoted co-anchor of the show’s third hour. After Ann Curry succeeded Meredith Vieira as host of Today, Morales took over as the news anchor on May 9, 2011. Morales announced in 2016 that she would be traveling west to broadcast Access and become Today’s West Coast anchor. Morales stepped down as host of Access in 2019 and remained on Today.
Natalie Morales Matt Lauer
Morales was speculated to be having an affair with Matt Lauer, the host of NBC’s Today show, in 2006. The two allegedly came together while covering the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, for Today’s show. After the coverage, Lauer’s wife petitioned for divorce, but eventually withdrew it.
Natalie Morales Nationality and Ethnicity
She was born in Taipei, in Taiwan, and spent most of her childhood in America. Her father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr, hails from Puerto Rico and Penelope, her mother is Brazilian. Natalie holds Taiwanese-American nationality. She speaks both Spanish and Portuguese lingua.
Natalie Morales Pregnant
Morales is not expecting a baby at the moment. She has suffered a miscarriage before she had her two children. She has softly talked about her first pregnancy on the Today show.
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Natalie Morales Salary
Morales earns an annual average salary of $6 million from NBC News working as a host of Today Show and correspondent for Dateline.
Natalie Morales Net Worth
Working as a journalist, Natalie has an estimated net worth of $18 million. She has been working for NBC News for over 20 years gaining much experience in the media industry. She relies on her profession as a primary source of income.
What Happened With Natalie Morales
She confirmed in October 2021 that she would be leaving NBC News to become a permanent co-host and moderator on CBS’s daytime chat show The Talk. For 22 years, Natalie hosted the Today Show. Morales will continue to appear on Dateline until the end of the year.
Who Is Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales works as a co-host and moderator of the CBS Daytime show The Talk. Before joining CBS, Morales was the West Coast anchor of Today as well as a correspondent for Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News. She has worked for 22 years at NBC News platforms.
How Old Is Natalie Morales
She is a 49-year-old woman. Natalie Leticia Morales was born on June 6, 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Is Natalie Morales Married
Natalie got married to Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998. The lovely couple has two sons namely Joseph Stockon and Luke Hudson. Since she became the West Coast anchor of Today in 2016, the family now lives in Brentwood, California.
Where Is Natalie Morales From The Today Show
Currently, she serves at CBS as a co-host and moderator of The Talk Show. Morales will make her first appearance for the CBS Daytime talk show on October 11, 2021, at 2 pm ET. Natalie joined the station from NBC News where she appeared on Dateline and anchored the Today Show.
How Tall Is Natalie Morales
She is 1.6 m tall (5ft 6in).