Darlene Rodriguez is the co-anchor of WNBC’s Today in New York, which airs on weekday mornings in New York. She has been an anchor on the show since 2003. She has also contributed as a newsreader on Weekend Today.
Born on June 16, 1970, in New York City, Darlene Rodriguez is a native of Bronx and has Puerto Rican ancestry. She graduated from Christopher Columbus High School, Borough in 1988. Darlene later graduated from the University Of Miami where she got a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science.
Television career and net worth
After completion of her education, she started her career from a local news station, WCBS News radio 88. She worked in WCBS for four years and later joined Bronx Net Cable television as their reporter. In 2003, she joined WNBC as an anchor.
Darlene has covered many high ranking news, from the police shooting of Amadou Diallo to coverage of the crash of flight 587. She was the first television reporter in New York to be present on the scene in Vieques, Puerto Rico when news broke out about clashes between local residents and the U.S Navy. Rodriguez also covered Pope John Paul II’s meeting regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, for which she traveled to Rome.
She has received numerous awards for her performance and skills. In 2011, she was the received the Mujeres Destacadas (Distinguished Women) Award from El Diaro La Prensa. She was awarded a Latina Excellence in 2000 from Hispanic Magazine for her coverage of the Hispanic Community. She was honored by the city of New York and the town of White Plans for her representing Hispanic Community in her work. One of Rodriguez’s stories appeared on the Today Show and was nominated for a national GLAAD Award.
Darlene is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and supports Christian Rivera Foundation. She has extensively worked with American Heart Association of Westchester. Her net worth hasn’t been revealed in any reliable sources but it is surely in the millions.
Darlene’s married life and children
Darlene is married to an ex-New Rochelle cop, David Rodriguez. In 2008, her husband retired from the job after pleading guilty of official misconduct. David was falsely accused of rape by a teenage girl, with whom he had sexual contact.
Darlene supported her husband throughout the ordeal and their marriage survived the scandal. They have two children together, David Jake Rodriguez and Natalia Rodriguez. The family resides at their Croton-on-Hudson home in New York.