- 1 Who is Darlene Rodriguez?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Darlene Rodriguez Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame, WNBC, and “Today in New York”
- 6 Awards and Recognitions
- 7 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 8 Personal Life, Children, Residence
- 9 Sexual Assault
- 10 Charity Works and Hobbies
Who is Darlene Rodriguez?
Darlene Rodriguez (née Pomales) was born on 8 June 1970 under the sign of Gemini, in The Bronx, New York City USA, of Puerto Rican descent. She is a 49-year-old journalist and TV personality, probably best recognized for co-anchoring the local morning news and entertainment show “Today In New York” on the WNBC network.
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How rich is she, as of now? Darlene Rodriguez Net Worth
Darlene Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million, accumulated through Darlene’s successful career as a professional journalist and TV personality, during close to 30 years in her profession.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Darlene Rodriguez spent her early years in her hometown of New York City, where she was raised by her parents. She is American by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnic group. Darlene went to Christopher Columbus High School, and upon matriculation in 1988, she enrolled into the University of Miami, obtaining her degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism in 1992. While in college, she created several news programs for a local station, gaining practical experience which was to stand her in good stead.
Darlene Rodriguez’s professional career started when she got an opportunity to work as a journalist at the BronxNet Community Television cable network, located in in the mid-1990s. She spent a year there, and then joined the WCBS Newsradio 88 station, which is licensed to New York City. During this stint of over four years, Darlene served in the position of a general assignment reporter, eventually leaving to pursue career on the NBC network.
Rise to Fame, WNBC, and “Today in New York”
Thus, Darlene’s career reached a whole new level when she joined NBC 4 New York and the WNBC, a virtual channel 4, owned by the NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
She started working as a reporter and correspondent. In July 2003, Darlene was promoted to the position of a co-anchor of the WNBC’s local weekend morning news and entertainment show “Today In New York”, alongside Michael Gargiulo. Further, Darlene worked as a fill-in newsreader and reporter for the NBC news and morning television “The Today Show”, and collaborated with such journalists as Ann Currly and Natalie Morales. Darlene covered such stories as the 9/11 attacks, the police shooting of Amadou Diallo in 1999, Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba, and the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, among many others.
She also served as a reporter during the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Awards and Recognitions
Thanks to her hard work and accomplishments in the field of journalism, Darlene has won various awards, including several Emmy Awards, the 2000 ‘Latina Excellence’ Award and the 2011 ‘Mujeres Destacadas (Distinguished Women) Award’. She has also been honored by the New York Police Department, the City of New York, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the NYPD’s Hispanic Society, the City of White Plains, and the Bronx Borough President for her journalistic efforts, and representing the Hispanic community.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Long dark brown hair
- Dark brown eyes
- Height – 5ft 7ins (1.70m)
- Weight – 126lbs (57kgs)
- Vital Statistics – 34-25-33
Personal Life, Children, Residence
Darlene Rodriguez married to David Rodriguez, a former police officer, in 2000. The couple dated for five years before they exchanged their wedding vows, and are the parents of two children, a son named David Jake Rodriguez, born in February 2001, and a daughter named Natalia Rodriguez, born in February 2003. The family’s current residence is in Westchester County, New York.
Darlene’s husband David Rodriguez serve in the New Rochelle Police department.
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However, he had to resign when accused of raping and sexual assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2008; the girl claimed he raped her on the same day he participated in the arrest of her 35-year-old boyfriend. Although both David and his lawyer initially denied it, he eventually admitted to his guilt but he stated that there was no rape, so he was not sentenced to 25 years in prison, but instead to one-year probation with a five-year restraining order from the girl. During the trial, Darlene stood by his side, stating that he was innocent.
Charity Works and Hobbies
Darlene Rodriguez is also known for her charity work. She collaborates with such organizations as the Hudson Valley’s Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cristian Rivera Foundation, which provides help to children with a rare fatal brain tumor. She also supports the American Heart Association of Westchester, and the New York Urban League. Besides that, Darlene enjoys crocheting, traveling, and cooking in her spare time.