Natalie Morales Net Worth, Family, Parents, Husband, Salary, Bio & More

Natalie Morales
Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an American journalist know all about her in this article as like Natalie Morales Net Worth, Family, Parents, Husband, Salary, Bio & More.Morales joined the Today show in 2006 as a national correspondent, and was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008.

In August 2016, after the Rio Summer Olympics, Morales moved to Los Angeles, where she became both the West Coast anchor of Today, and Billy Bush’s replacement as host of Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live, while continuing as a correspondent for Dateline.

Natalie Morales Bio

NameNatalie Morales
Birthdate 6 June 1972
Age (as of 2021)49 years
Height1.6 m
Place of BirthTaipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Marital Status Married
Spouse/PartnerJoe Rhodes (m. 1998)
ChildrenJoseph Stockton Rhodes, Luke Hudson Rhodes
Penelope Morales
Mario Morales Jr.,
EducationBachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University
ProfessionAmerican journalist
Net Worth$20 Million
Income$6 million per year
Last Update2023
Natalie Morales Net Worth

Natalie Morales Family, Parents

Morales was born in Taiwan to Penelope, a Brazilian mother, and Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr., a Puerto Rican father. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and spent the first eighteen years of her life as a “US Air Force brat” in the United States and abroad in Panama, Brazil, and Spain.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware, in 1990. Morales graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies with a minor in Latin American studies. She was a Phi Beta Kappa member and received a summa cum laude diploma.

Natalie Morales Husband

Natalie Morales Family

Morales married Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998.In early 2004, Morales gave birth to a son, Josh, via C-section at Hoboken’s St. Mary Hospital.Their second son, Luke Hudson, was born in late 2008.

Natalie Morales Net Worth

Natalie Morales-Rhodes has an estimated Net Worth around $20 Million in 2023.Natalie Morales’ salary is  $6 million per year.In 2002 they purchased a US$1 million townhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey, and expanded it in 2008 to 3,600 square feet. In June 2016, after Morales was made the West Coast anchor of Today, the family put the Hoboken townhouse on the market, and moved into a house in Brentwood, California the following month. By October, the townhouse had sold for $3.1 million.

Professional Career

Morales worked for Chase Bank after graduation before pursuing a career in media. She began her on-air career as the first morning anchor at News 12 – The Bronx, where she worked alongside Roberto Soto, the station’s first news director, and founding studio directors Tom D’Elia, Brian Webb, Darryl Stith, and David Rein. She also worked for that network as a camera operator, editor, and producer.

Morales went on to work for WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor, where she covered the Columbine High School massacres, Hurricane Floyd, the 2000 Presidential election, and the September 11th attacks. She also co-hosted and reported for the Emmy-nominated documentary Save Our Sound, a collaboration with WNBC on Long Island Sound preservation.

Morales was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006. She covered a number of major news stories there including the 2004 Presidential election, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the Iraqi prisoner abuse, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks and the investigation and trial of Scott Peterson. Additionally, she was named one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters of 2003.

On May 9, 2011, it was announced that Morales would replace Ann Curry as the news anchor for Today, when Curry succeeded Meredith Vieira as host of Today in June 2011.

In 2016, it was announced that Morales would be moving west to host Access and become the West Coast anchor of Today. In 2019, Morales stepped away from hosting Access and remained on Today.In October 2021, it was announced that Morales would be leaving NBC News after 22 years and it was confirmed that she would join the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk as a permanent co-host and moderator.

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