Natalie Morales is no doubt a promising talent to watch in the area of journalism. Amidst the professional success, she lives a decorated relationship life with her husband of 11 years.
Natalie Morales Bio: Age, Family, Education
The 47-years-of-age veteran journalist was born as Natalie Leticia Morales on 6 June 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is the daughter of her Brazilian mother, Penelope, and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. She moved to different parts of the world with her family and lived in America, Panama, Brazil, and Spain during the first eighteen years of her life.
Talking about her education, Natalie graduated from Caesar Rodney High School located in Camden, Delaware. Subsequently, she held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University with dual majors in Journalism and Latin American studies.
Career, Salary & Net Worth
Natalie began her media career as the first-morning anchor at News 12- The Bronx. She later went on to serve as a weekend anchor/reporter as well as a co-anchor at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. There, she reported on the Columbian Shootings, the 2000 Presidential election, and the 9/11 attacks.
Natalie Morales hosting a show on NBC (Picture: NewsCast Studio)
The talented journalist was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006. She joined the NBC network’s Today show in 2006 as a national correspondent. Eventually, she was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008. It was later in 2016 when she moved west to host Access and become the Today Show West anchor.
As a renowned journalist, Natalie bags a mounting net worth of $16 million. Moreover, her annual salary figure reads at $6 million.
Who Is Natalie Morales Husband?
Natalie married an investment banker husband, Joseph Rhodes on 22 August 1998. The pair later purchased a USD 1 million townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2002. Later, they expanded the property to 3,600 square feet in 2008.
Natalie Morales with her husband Joseph Rhodes and children on 22 January 2019 (Picture: Natalie’s Instagram)
The couple welcomed a son named Josh, via C-section at Hoboken’s St. Mary Hospital in early 2004. Later in late 2008, they welcomed a second son named Luke Hudson.
Some Interesting Facts About Natalie Morales
- Natalie can speak other languages than English like Spanish and Portuguese.
- She stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6 m).
- She also co-hosted and reported for the Emmy-nominated documentary, Save Our Sound, a joint production with WNBC.
- Natalie has the Instagram followers of 348 k.