- Natalie Leticia Morales
- Hoboken New Jersey
- News Anchor
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Natalie Morales joined “Today” as a National Correspondent in February 2006. Morales also co-anchors for the program and fills in regularly at the news desk. She was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of 'Today' in September 2007.
Prior to joining Today, she was an anchor and correspondent at MSNBC since March 2002. While working for Today and MSNBC, she has contributed to NBC News' coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, as well as several major breaking news stories including Hurricane Katrina and the recovery efforts; the Tsunami disaster; the death of Pope John Paul II; the Battle for the White House in 2004; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and the Columbia Shuttle explosion. Hispanic Magazine named her one of the "Top Hispanics to Watch" in 2005 and one of the "Top Trendsetters" of 2003.
Prior to joining MSNBC, Morales spent three years at NBC's WVIT in Hartford, Conn., where she was the morning co-anchor and a correspondent until 2002. She also co-hosted and reported for the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Save Our Sound, ” a joint production with WNBC-TV New York on preserving the Long Island Sound. Morales began her on-air career at News 12 - The Bronx, where she also shot, produced and edited her own reports. Early in her career, she spent two years working behind the scenes at Court TV, and another two years in finance before making the jump to journalism.
Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, was born in Taiwan and spent much of the first 18 years of her life living overseas in Panama, Brazil and Spain as an Air Force “brat.”
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey, with dual majors in journalism and Latin American studies. Morales was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Suma Cum Laude. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.