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Natalie Morales is the West Coast anchor of NBC News' TODAY, host of NBCU's Access and co-host of Access 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. Her other notable reports include the 2009 presidential inauguration and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Morales has also been an integral part of NBC's coverage of the Winter and Summer Olympics since 2004.   Morales has won three Daytime Emmy Awards as part of TODAY's recognition as the best morning news program.  She has won two Gracie awards in 2013 for Outstanding Series for Dateline's "My Kid Would Never," and in 2016 for her Today Show series "I am Unbroken."  And as part of TODAY's 'Shine a Light' Campaign in 2014, Morales ran in the Boston Marathon and raised over $75,000 for victims of the 2013 bombing.   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 graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and Latin American studies and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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