Natalie Morales serves as a principal anchor for the syndicated run of Dateline, is the West Coast anchor of NBC News' Today, host of NBCU's Access Hollywood and co-host of Access Hollywood Live. She previously served as news anchor and co-host of Today's third-hour. She joined Today in 2006 as a national correspondent and has reported for all NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC and MSNBC.
Morales has contributed to several major breaking news stories, including coverage of the Royal Wedding in 2011 and the birth of Prince George in 2013. In October 2010, Morales live-translated and reported on the Chilean miner rescue—coverage that was seen worldwide and recognized with a 2010 National Headliner Award. In August 2008, Morales had the exclusive jailhouse interview with the infamous “Clark Rockefeller.” Her other notable reports include the 2009 presidential inauguration; Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005 and the election of Pope Francis in 2013.