Natalie Morales Biography

Updated On Feb 13, 2019 Published On Nov 10, 2015
Facts of Natalie Morales
Date of Birth: 1972 , June-6
Birth Nation: Taiwan
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Natalie Morales
Birth Name Natalie Leticia Morales
Father Mario Morales Jr
Mother Penelope Morales
Nationality Taiwanese
Birth Place/City Kaohsiung
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Broadcaster
Working For NBC News
Net Worth 8.5 million US dollars
Body Measurements 32-24-34 inches
Weight in KG 52 kg
Famous for Journalist
Affair with Matt Lauer
Married Yes
Married to Joseph Rhodes
Children Luke Hudson Rhodes, Joseph Stockton Rhodes
Education Rutgers University
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
TV Show Today Since 1952
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Natalie Morales, born as Natalie Morales-Rhodes, is a journalist from America. She currently works for NBC News. She can also be seen on programmes like Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.

Birth Date, age, & Education

Natalie Morales (born Natalie Leticia Morales) was born on June 6, 1972, in Taiwan to Penelope Morales and Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. She spent her childhood in Brazil and Spain.

She completed her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with a major in Journalism and Latin American studies.

What is Natalie Morales age, & height?

Born on June 6, 1972, Natalie is 46 years old, as of 2019. Likewise, her height is 1.6 m, ie, 5ft 2 inches. 

Natalie Morales Husband & Children

Natalie Morales is happily married with two children and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. She got married to Joseph Rhodes, the founder of Stockton Road Capital’s founder, on August 22, 1998.

The duo from their relationship has two children. Their first child Josh was born via C-section in early 2004 at Hoboken's St. Mary Hospital, whereas their second child, son Luke Hudson, was born in 2008.

Extra-marital affairs with Matt Lauer

Natalie was rumored of extra-marital relationship with Matt Lauer, the former co-host of NBC's Today show. The duo reportedly got close to each other when they worked together to cover the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

In fact, there were reports that Matt's wife had already filed for divorce for the same reason, however, she later drew back later.

Well, despite all the initial hype, the stories soon settled down, and by far, none of them have talked clearly about the matter. 

How much is her net worth?

46 years old Natalie has a net worth of around 9.5 million in 2019. Back in 2017, her net worth was around $8.5 million. Having been working as a journalist for NBC, the net worth is pretty obvious.


Besides, she also owns a pretty expensive house to live in. Back in 2002, she along with her husband bought a house worth $1 million USD in Hoboken, New Jersey, which they eventually expanded into a 3,600 square feet.

Later in June 2016, shortly after she was announced the anchor of Today show's West Coast anchor, they sold the house for $3.1 million USD and moved to a house in Brentwood, California, a month later.


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Born in Taiwan

June 6 , 1972

Natalie Morales (born Natalie Leticia Morales) was born in Taiwan to Penelope Morales and Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr... She spent her first eighteen months of her childhood in Brazil and Spain. She is American and belongs to white ethnicity. 

Married to Joseph Rhodes

August 22 , 1988

Natalie Morales is happily married with two children and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was married to Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998. There is no sign of their divorce yet. Joseph and Luke are their two sons.

Gave birth to second child Luke

September 9 , 2008

She gave birth to her second son Luke on September 9, 2008. Joseph is her first child. Joseph Rhodes is her spouse whim she married on August 22, 1998. Natalie Morales is happily married with two children and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Voted one of the 50 Most Influential Latina


She worked as anchor and reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. During her work there, she covered the news on Columbine shootings, Hurricane Floyd, 2000 Presidential election and September 11, 2001 attacks. She was voted one of the 50 Most Influential Latina in 1999.

Joined MSNBC


She joined MSNBC in 2002. She worked there as an anchor and correspondent. She reported on 2004 Presidential election, 2004 Summer Olympics, Iraqi prisoner abuse, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Northeast Blackout of 2003 and many more.

Joined Today Show


She left MSNBC in 2006 and joined Today Show in same year. She started working as a national correspondent. She is news anchor of Today Show and co-anchor of Dateline NBC from March 2008 and NBC Nightly News.

Awarded by Groundbreaking Latina in Media


She was awarded by Groundbreaking Latina in Media from Catalina Magazine in 2007 for her service in Journalism. On the same year, National Association of Latina Leaders, People en Español enlisted her as a 50 Most Beautiful People in 2007.