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Natalie Leticia Morales was born on the 6th June 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan. She is best known for being an American journalist, who currently hosts the TV show named “Today” on the NBC networks, and she appears in the NBC’s “Dateline” and “Nightly News” as well. She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1994.
Have you ever wondered how rich Natalie Morales is? It is authoritively estimated that the overall size of Natalie Morales’ net worth is over $8.5 million, with the main source being her career in journalism and the entertainment industry. Her annual salary is now over $2 million, so there is no doubt that her wealth will become higher in the coming years.
Natalie Morales Net Worth $8.5 Million
Natalie Morales is the only child of USAF Lt. Col. Mario Morales, Jr., who is from Puerto Rico, and Penelope Morales, who is from Brazil. Thus, Natalie spent his childhood in Spain, Brazil and Panama as her father was posted around, and so she is fluent in Spanish and Portugal along with English. After receiving her childhood education in her hometown, she moved to mainland USA to continue her education at Rutgers University, from which she graduated with a BA degree with good honors in Latin American languages and Journalism. During her studies she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and side-by-side with her education, Natalie played the piano.
After graduation from college, she found her first job at Chase Bank and started earning money. However, he became focused on a career as a journalist, and was hired as a co-anchor of the morning program and reporter\anchor of the weekend news on WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. While there, she covered the September 2001 attacks, and also Hurricane Floyd and the 2000 Presidential election. Natalie also hosted a documentary “Save Our Sound”, which was created with WNBC.
In 2002, she was appointed as correspondent for the MSNBC, which significantly increased her net worth and her popularity as well. While working for the MSNBC, Natalie covered major news such as 2004 Presidential elections, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2004 Summer Olympic Games, and also the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
In 2006, a better job opportunity knocked on her door, as she was asked to join the NBC as its correspondent. Two years later she became the co-anchor of the third hour of the “Today” show. Her career at NBC continued to develop, and in 2011 she was appointed as the co-anchor of the “Today” show, replacing Ann Curry in that position.
To speak further of her various appearances on TV, she hosted Miss USA 2010 and also the Miss Universe 2010 pageant. Furthermore, she appeared as a fact checker on the reality show “Marriage Reff”. In recent years, she was featured in the film “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No” (2015), as herself.
Thanks to her successful career as a journalist, Natalie has received several awards and recognitions, including the “Groundbreaking Latina in Media” award in 2007, by Catalina Magazine.
If to talk about her personal life, Natalie has been married to Joseph Rhodes since August of 1998, and the couple has two sons. In free time she is an active athlete, who has participated in five marathons and triathlons, besides which she enjoys skiing. Currently, her residence is in Hoboken, New Jersey.