- Natalie Morales is an American journalist who serves as the Today Show West Coast anchor. She also appears on programs such as Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News. In October 2021, it was announced that Natalie would be leaving NBC and would join CBS’ The Talk as a permanent co-host.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Natalie Morales is an American journalist who serves as the Today Show West Coast anchor. She also appears on programs such as Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News. In October 2021, it was announced that Natalie would be leaving NBC and would join CBS’ The Talk as a permanent co-host.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Natalie Leticia Morales was born on 6 June 1972 under the star sign Gemini. The 49-year-old journalist is American by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as she has Brazilian and Puerto Rican heritage. After graduating from Caesar Rodney High School, she enrolled at Rutgers University, where she completed Bachelor in Arts with dual majors in Journalism & Media Studies and Latin American studies.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
After graduation, Natalie worked at Chase Bank. She started her on-air career at News 12 – The Bronx as the first-morning anchor and served as a camera operator, editor, and producer.
She then joined WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor. She reported on the Columbine shooting, the 2000 Presidential election, the 11 September 2001 attacks, and Hurricane Floyd. She also co-hosted and reported for Save Our Sound, which was nominated for Emmy.
From 2002 to 2006, Natalie served as an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC, where she covered numerous major stories, including the Iraqi prisoner abuse and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. In 2006, she joined the Today show as a national correspondent. Two years later, she was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show. She then became the news anchor for Today in May 2011.
In 2016, Natalie moved west to host Access and became the Today Show West anchor. Three years later, she quit hosting Access and continued as the Today Show West Coast anchor. In October 2021, Natalie announced that she would be leaving NBC News after 22 years, and it was reported that she would join CBS’ The talk as a permanent co-host.
As the host of Today and Dateline at NBC, Natalie reportedly earned $6 million a year. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is worth a whopping $18 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Natalie is happily married to her longtime husband, Joe Rhodes. Her husband is a financial businessman.
The couple has been married to each other since 22 August 1998. They share two sons. Natalie gave birth to their first son, Josh, via C-section in early 2004. They welcomed their second son, Luke Hudson, in late 2008. The family of four lives happily in Brentwood, California.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Natalie was born to Penelope and Mario Morales, Jr. Her mother is of Brazilian descent, and her father is of Puerto Rican descent. Her father served in the army and was Lieutenant Colonel.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Natalie has a short height of 5 feet 3 inches. She has a well-maintained, fit body that weighs around 57 kgs.