Quick Facts Natalie Morales

  • NameNatalie Morales
  • Birth NameNatalie Leticia Morales
  • FatherMario Morales Jr
  • MotherPenelope Morales
  • NationalityTaiwanese
  • EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
  • ProfessionBroadcaster
  • Working ForNBC News
  • Net Worth$5 million
  • Body Measurements32-24-34 inches
  • Weight in KG52 kg
  • Famous ForJournalist
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toJoseph Rhodes
  • ChildrenLuke Hudson Rhodes, Joseph Stockton Rhodes
  • EducationRutgers University
  • AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
  • Online PresenceFacebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
  • TV ShowToday Since 1952

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 Moraes Earning, Income, Salary, & Net Worth

Natalie Morales has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2019. According to the source, her annual salary is reported $6 million. 

Not to mention, she 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.

She is active on several online networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and so on.

Real Estate Portfolio

Together with her husband, she bought a $1 million turn-of-the-century townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2002. Further, the duo expanded it in 2008 to 3,600 square feet.

In June 2016, they listed Hoboken townhouse on sale and moved into a house in Brentwood, California the following month. By October, the townhouse was sold out for $3.1 million. 

Natalie Moraes Married, Husband, Children, & Affairs

Natalie Moraes married her longtime boyfriend Joseph Rhodes on 22nd August 1998.

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The couple is blessed with two sons named Joseph “Josh” and Luke. The couple resides in Hoboken, New Jersey with their children.

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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’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 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.

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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 the 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’s 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 the 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.