Natalie Leticia Morales is the daughter of Penelope and Lieut. Col. Mario Morales, Jr., a retired Air Force veteran of the Persian Gulf and Vietnam War. She was born in Taiwan, of Brazilian and Puerto Rican descent. As a U.S. Air Force dependent, she has spent much of her life living overseas with her family in Panama, Brazil and Spain.
Ms. Morales has as an anchor / correspondent covered several major breaking news stories, including Hurricane Katrina, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, the Tsunami disaster.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree, with 2 majors – journalism and Latin American studies, from Rutgers University.