Today, also known as The Today Show, is one of the most popular breakfast TV shows in the United States, airing every morning on NBC. With a history dating back to 1952, the show has celebrated its 60-year anniversary this year and has become the 4th-longest running American TV series of all time, being also ranked as one of the greatest TV shows of all time by many publications. The show is not only popular due to the interesting topics that it approaches, but also because of its great anchors. Natalie Morales is the news anchor for the show. She was born on June 6, 1972, in Taipei, Taiwan, to a Brazilian mother and a Puerto Rican father.
Until the age of 18, she lived in Panama, Brazil, and Spain. She graduated from Rutgers University, holding a bachelor of arts with two majors -- journalism and Latin American studies. After graduating from college, she started working as an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC, where she remained until 2006. In 2006, she joined the cast of the Today TV show as a national correspondent. She was then named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008. Three years later, Morales replaced Ann Curry and became the news anchor for the show. Aside from being the news anchor for the show, she also appears on numerous NBC productions, such as The Marriage Ref. She is very beloved nationwide, which is why she was designated to host the Miss USA 2010 and the Miss Universe 2010. In 2011, she hosted Miss Universe once again.
Regarding her personal life, Natalie Morales is married to Joe Rhodes since 1998. They have two sons, Joseph and Luke. Natalie is very into sports, being a passionate runner. She has competed in 5 marathons and has now began participating in triathlons, as well. Hispanic magazine ranked her as one of the top Hispanics to watch, and El Diario de la Prensa voted her as one of the most influential Latinas. She truly is an exceptional woman, a role model that girls and women of all ages can look up to. She is committed to her work, she has a great family, and she stays away from scandals. There are not many TV personalities like her nowadays, so no wonder that she was chosen as the news anchor of one of the most watched TV shows in America, The Today Show.