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Natalie Morales Leaving Today Show, Reasoning Married Life and Husband!

By Staff Writer | On: 04 Jun, 2018
Natalie Morales Leaving Today Show, Reasoning Married Life and Husband!

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1972-06-06
Nationality Taiwanese, American
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Joseph Rhodes (M. 1998)
Ethnicity Mixed
Net Worth $16 Million
Children/Kids Joseph Steven Rhodes (Son), Luke Hudson Rhodes (Son)
Height 5 Feet and 4 Inches
Education Rutgers University
Parents Mario Morales Jr. (Father), Penelope Morales (Mother)

American journalist Natalie Morales is well-known as the hosts of Today Show for the NBC networks. She has appeared on other shows like Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.

Shedding light on her personal aspect, Natalie happily tied the married knot with her longtime boyfriend, with whom she spent quality times during their dating times. 

Natalie’s Personal Life: With her Husband and Children!

Turning page onto Natalie’s personal life and relationships, she is married to Joseph Rhodes, an associate at Charterhouse Group International, a private investment firm in New York. The couple tied the wedding knot in the year 1998.

Natalie and husband, Joseph Rhodes (Photo: heavy.com)

The couple, in their two decades of married life, share two children together. Their first child Josh was born in 2004, and their second child, Luke Hudson was born in 2008.

However, back in 2006, Natalie was once rumored for having an affair with Matt Lauer, who is the host of NBC’s Today show. According to the rumor, they both had an affair during the 2006 winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

But both Matt and Natalie denied that they had an affair. Matt affirmed The New York Post that every aspect of the story is untrue and it was sad to know that someone lied to harm everyone involved.

Natalie further added that there was absolutely no truth to in the rumor and was completely absurd. She further said:

"It is damaging, hurtful and extremely sexist. I have proven myself in all aspects of my job as a news professional and journalist, and am adding to my role, taking on three jobs with Access Hollywood Live and Access Hollywood, in addition to Today. This move was dictated by me and my desire to grow in my career. Any insinuations beyond that are uninformed."

Not only that, but Matt was also rumored to be the father of the child of Natalie. Replying to that, Natalie stated:

"There is absolutely no truth to this completely absurd story," Morales added. "It is damaging, hurtful and extremely sexist. I have proven myself in all aspects of my job as a news professional and journalist, and am adding to my role, taking on three jobs with Access Hollywood Live and Access Hollywood, in addition to Today. This move was dictated by me and my desire to grow in my career. Any insinuations beyond that are uninformed."

But despite the rumors and assumption regarding their relationship, both Natalie and Matt still have a sound relationship with their spouses.

Natalie’s Short Bio: Including Leaving Today show, Net Worth, Salary

Natalie was born on 6 June 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan as Natalie Morales-Rhodes to a Brazilian mother, Penelope, and a Puerto Rican father, Mario Morales, Jr. Natalie stands at the height of 5’3’’ tall and has the perfect slim body type that measures 32-24-34 inches.

She graduated from the Caesar Rodney High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She has dual majors in journalism and Latin American studies.

Natalie began her career working at Chase Bank before landed herself as a journalist. After she took her step in journalism, she started working for WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut as a weekend anchor/reporter.  

Natalie also served as a morning co-anchor presenting the news regarding the Columbine shootings, the 2000 Presidential election, September 11, 2001, attacks and Hurricane Floyd.

Natalie, who holds a net worth of 16 million dollars, also served as a correspondent and anchor for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006. Furthermore, she was elected one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters of 2003.

Morales joined the Today show in 2006 as a national correspondent and was named a co-anchor of the third hour on the show back in March 2008.

However, it was announced in 2016 that Natalie was leaving the Today show due to bad blood with Tamron Hall. Natalie and her co-anchor Tamron Hall did not get along, and it became a strain on the show. When NBC found out the reason, they immediately granted her request to transfer to LA.

As of now, Natalie works at NBC News in California and resides with her husband and son at Brentwood, Los Angeles.


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