(born Natalie Leticia Morales
; June 6, 1972) is an American journalist working for NBC News. She is the Today Show news anchor and third hour co-anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline NBC
and NBC Nightly News.
Early life and education
Morales was born in Taiwan, to a Brazilian mother, Penelope Morales and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr.
She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and spent the first eighteen years of her life living overseas in Panama, Brazil, and Spain as a "U.S. Air Force brat".
Morales holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University with dual majors in journalism and Latin American studies.
[ She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude.]
CareerFollowing college, Morales worked at Chase Ba...
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