Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an NBC News reporter in the United States. Natalie Morales is the current host of The Today Show, an American news and chat show. She was previously the host and co-host of NBC Universal’s “Access Hollywood” and “Access Hollywood Live.”

Childhood and Early Years

Natalie Morales is a 48-year-old actress. Natalie Leticia Morales was born on June 6, 1972, as her birth name indicates. Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. is her Puerto Rican father, and Penelope is her Brazilian mother. Despite being born in Taiwan, she spent her childhood as a “US Air Force brat” in various locations such as America, Panama, Brazil, and even Spain. She is bilingual (Spanish and Portuguese).


Morales graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware, in the year 2000. She then relocated to Rutgers University in New Jersey to earn a bachelor’s degree. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a journalism and Latin American studies double major. She was a Phi Beta Kappa member and a summa cum laude graduate at the university.

Occupational life

Morales did not immediately enter the field of journalism after graduating. She began her career at Chase Bank. Her career in journalism began at News 12- The Bronx. She worked for that network as a camera operator, editor, and producer in addition to being an anchor.

She later went on to work for WVIT-TV as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor. For that network, she covered the Columbine High School shootings, Hurricane Floyd, the 2000 Presidential election, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Her crew was able to collaborate with WNBC to report for the Emmy-nominated documentary ‘Save Our Sound’ while working for WVIT-TV.

She signed a contract with MSNBC in 2002 to work as an anchor and correspondent. She covered some big news stories during her four-year stint with MSNBC. It also covers the 2004 Presidential election, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the abuse of Iraqi detainees, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, and Scott Peterson’s investigation and prosecution.

Morales then became a national correspondent for today’s show in 2006. Her development on the ‘Today’ show has been steady. She joined the show’s third hour as a co-anchor in 2008. She also took over as Today’s news anchor from Ann Curry in 2011. She also took over as host of Access Hollywood from Billy Bush. In recent years, she has worked as the West Anchor for the Today Show.

She relocated to the west coast in 2016 to present Access and became the Today Show West Anchor. She left Access in 2019 to focus on her role as a West Coast anchor for the Today Show.

Net Worth and Awards

Morales has excelled in her field. She has no justification for not giving it her all in all she does. As a result, in 1999, the Hispanic daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa named her one of the 50 Most Influential Latinas. In addition, she was named one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters in 2003.

Morales has amassed a substantial fortune as a result of her job as a prominent journalist. Her estimated net worth is $16 million, with a $6 million annual salary. She bought a $1 million USD townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey, shortly after her wedding, which she just sold for $3.1 million.

Life of a persona

Morales, who is 47 years old, is married to Joseph Rhodes. On August 22, 1998, the two married and have two children together. Josh Morales, Morales’ first son, was born in 2004. In 2008, the family gained a new member, Luke, after four years.


When Morales moved to host ‘Access Hollywood’ in 2016, there were rumors that she was having an affair with fellow Today anchor Matt Lauer. She, on the other hand, categorically disputed the ludicrous story, claiming that she had always proven herself in all facets of her job.

Social Media and Body Measurement

Morales has a lean physique. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 58 kilograms. Similarly, she wears an 8 US shoe size and a 4 US dress size. Aside from that, she has dark brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes.

Source: Instagram

Morales communicates with the public through a variety of social media platforms. She is very active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She goes by the handles @nmoralesnbc on Instagram and @nmoralesnbc on Twitter, where she has 372k Instagram followers and 444.9K Twitter followers. Similarly, she has over a hundred thousand Facebook followers.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Natalie Morales
Born Date:06 Jun, 1972
Age:49 years
Lucky Number:4
Lucky Stone:Agate
Lucky Color:Yellow
Best Match for Marriage:Leo, Aquarius, Libra
Height:10 feet 5 inches (3.17m)
Marital Status:married
Married Date:August 22, 1998
HusbandJoseph Rhodes
Net Worth$16m
Eye Colorblue
Hair Colordark brown
Body Size34-25-35
Birth PlaceTaipei, Taiwan
EducationRutgers University
FatherMario Morales, Jr.
MotherPenelope Morales
Kids2 (Josh and Luke)
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TwitterNatalie Morales Twitter
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IMDBNatalie Morales IMDB
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