Natalie Morales is a famous American journalist. She rose to fame because of her outstanding performance as an NBC news anchor. She anchors the ‘Today’s Show’. The American talk show deals with current issues which include interviews and weather reports. Natalie anchors two more talk shows like ‘Dateline NBC’ and’ NBC Nightly News’.
Natalie was born on 1972, June 6th. Her birthplace is Taiwan. She was born to a Brazilian mother. She used to travel extensively as a child. The first eighteen years of her life, Natalie has spent in Brazil, Spain and Panama. Because of her early age experience, she can speak Spanish and Portuguese without any trouble.
Natalie received a bachelor degree in arts from Rutgers University. She has graduated with double majors in Latin American studies and journalism.
Natalie’s career began right after she completed her studies. She went to work at Chase Bank. Her journalistic career began as a weekend reporter. At WVIT-TV, she started as a co-anchor. In this news channel she reported a vast array of important news the list includes 9/11 attack, the Columbian shooting and 2000 presidential election.
Morales was chosen to host the Emmy-nominated documentary called Save Our Sound. This documentary has been a joint production with WNBC. The on-air television career of Natalie began with ‘News 12’. Her first assignment as an anchor was ‘The Bronx.’ Apart from anchoring, she served as a camera operator, editor and the producer of the show.
Morales was singled out as one of the most influential Latinas of America on 1999 by The Hispanic Newspaper, El Diario La Prensa. For the two years of her life Natalie has worked behind the scene for court TV.
For four long years during 2002 and 2006, she served as the anchor and correspondent for MSNBC. For this channel, she worked on various important news stories. 2004 presidential election is one of the most important news pieces which she covered in her career. Other than this, she covered the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens. There are other important news stories including Iraqi Prisoner Abuse, Operation Iraqi Freedom and 2002 Beltway Sniper attack, which she has covered during her career as well.
On 2007, Natalie Morales received the honor of being selected for the ‘Groundbreaking Latina Award’. She also topped the list of 50 most beautiful people of America, later in the same year.
Her career however is not restricted to talk show hosting or news reporting only. She hosted the 2010’s Miss USA television show segment. She has also hosted Miss Universe show twice in 2011 and 2014.
Natalie had the rare honor of playing herself in a television show called ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No’. The show was aired in 2015.
Natalie acquired success with hard work and time management. In a close chat with Today’s Routine, she admitted that her day begins at 4.10 am. She has also shared with her viewers the secret of staying fresh all day long.
Natalie Morales – Husband and Children
She is married to Joseph Rhodes, an investment banker. They have two sons. Running is Natalie’s way of staying fit. She has joined five marathons.
Natalie Morales -Net Worth and Salary
It is reported that Natalie’s net worth is $8.5 million. She earns around $2 million as salary.