Facts of Natalie Morales Biography
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Natalie Morales is a gorgeous American broadcast journalist who currently works for NBC News. She is mainly known as the news anchor of Today Show. She also appeared on various NBC's program including Nightly News and Dateline NBC.
Natalie Moraes married her longtime boyfriend Joseph Rhodes and the couple is blessed with two sons named Joseph “Josh” and Luke. The duo resides in Hoboken, New Jersey along with their children.
Natalie Morales Early Life & Education
Natalie Morales-Rhodes was born on 6th June 1972, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to a Brazilian mother, Penelope Morales and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. She spends most of her early life traveling around and has lived in various places including Panama, Brazil, and Spain.
Natalie Morales attended Rutgers University and holds a bachelor's degree with dual majors in Journalism and Latin American studies. During her times at RU, she was the member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
After completing her college studies she worked at Chase Bank in New York prior to pursuing a career in journalism.
Natalie Morales Journalism Career
Morales began working on television at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut as a weekend anchor and morning co-anchor. While serving the network, Natalie reported on Hurricane Floyd, the 11th September 2001, attacks, the Columbine shootings and the 2000 Presidential election.
She also worked as the co-host and reporter for the documentary "Save Our Sound", which is a joint production with WNBC. The documentary won the nomination for Emmy award. Natalie Morales started her professional career working at News 12- The Bronx, as the first-morning anchor as well as its editor, producer and camera operator.
Natalie Morales became one of the 50 Most Influential Latinas in 1999 for her news coverage and reports. She worked behind the scenes on Court TV for two years. From 2002 to 2006, she worked for MSNBC as an anchor and correspondent and covered a number of major news stories.
Morales major stories include the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and Greece, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 2004 Presidential election, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the investigation and trial of Scott Peterson, the Iraqi prisoner abuse, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
In 2006, Morales joined the Today show as a national correspondent. In March 2008, she became the co-anchor of the third hour of the show. She then was announced that she would replace Ann Curry on 9th May 2011, as the news anchor for Today.
Natalie Moraes Achievements & Other Works
Natalie Morales was awarded Groundbreaking Latina in Media Award in 2007 from Catalina magazine. She also won National Association of Latina Leaders Award. She ranked number one on the Fifty Most Beautiful People for 2007 by People en Espanol.
She became the co-anchor of NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s 4 July fireworks spectacular. She as the fact checker appeared on NBC’s The Marriage Ref. She hosted the 2010 Miss USA at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
She also presented the 2010 Miss Universe at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Natalie has also hosted Miss Universe 2014 in Doha, USA, and 2011 Miss Universe at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Natalie Moraes's Controversy
Natalie had affair with Matt Lauer, NBC's Today Show host, in 2006. They got close with each other during the Today Show. She also gets into controversy as Matt's wife Annette Roque threatened that she would divorce him if NBC Bosses persuaded Natalie as Ann Curry's replacement. On the other side, Natalie was ready to quit her job if she didn't get a replacement place of Ann.
Natalie Moraes Married, Husband, Children, & Affairs
Natalie Moraes married her longtime boyfriend Joseph Rhodes on 22nd August 1998.
The couple is blessed with two sons named Joseph “Josh” and Luke. The couple resides in Hoboken, New Jersey with their children.
She is an avid runner, having competed in five marathons, including three New York City Marathons. Morales also participates in triathlons. She has been featured in a full-length article and on the cover of the October 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine. Standing beautifully with a height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Natalie Moraes Earning, Income, Salary, & Net Worth
Natalie Morales earns a good sum of money in her career. She worked at several TV stations through which she receives a decent amount of money as salary. She also hosts several live shows through which she also obtains a good sum of money.
Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that her current net worth is estimated to be around $8.5 million dollars. She is active on several online networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on.