Darlene Rodriguez :: Biography
Darlene Rodriguez is an American news personality. She was born in the year 1970, however, her exact birth date is not known. She works at WNBC and is best known as the co-anchor of Today in New York. She joined WNBC as the co-anchor of Weekend Today in New York and became co-anchor of Today in New York in 2003. She has also worked as a fill-in newsreader for NBC’s The Today Show.
She was born as Darlene Pomales in New York City, New York, United States and is a native of Bronx. She has a mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican and American. Little is known about her family and early childhood. About her education, she completed her high school education from Christopher Columbus High School in 1988. Then, she attended University of Miami. She graduated from there in 1992 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While still in her college, she helped in creating several local cable news programs.
She started her career in broadcasting journalism as a reporter with BronxNet cable television network. During her work there, she covered some of the most important news events about the borough’s growth, renaissance and politics. Then, she moved to WCBS Newsradio 88. She worked there as a general assignment reporter for four years. After that, she was hired by WNBC. She has covered numerous breaking news events for the channel such as coverage on crash of Flight 587 while leaving for Dominican Republic, police shooting of Amadou Diallo, clashes between Puerto Rican residents and U.S. Navy from Vieques, Pope John Paul II’s meeting with U.S. Cardinals, and many more. For her outstanding work as a Latin, she has been awarded with many awards and accolades. She received the El Diario La Prensa Award for Mujeres Destacadas (Distinguished Women), in 2011 and in 2000 she won the Hispanic Magazine’s Latina Excellence Award.
She gets her last name from her husband David Rodriguez. Her husband was in the New Rochelle Police Department. He made news in February 2008 after he was accused of raping a 17 year old girl. He was arrested a month later and pleaded not guilty so was set free on a bail of $25 thousand. That led to his suspension from New Rochelle Police Department. He admitted to having sexual contact with the victim in September 2008 and resigned from the police department. She was with him through all these and their relation is still going on through thick and thin. Divorce is unlikely to happen in the near future. Currently, she lives in Croton-on-Husdon, New York with her husband. She is passionate about cooking and crocheting and still does them during her free time.
Darlene has not yet revealed her exact body measurements but from what is visible, it is easy guessing that she has a curvaceous body with large bust, narrow waist and wide hips. She has the height of 5 feet and 7 inches has a matching weight, even at this age. She can easily slip into a bikini and will look irresistibly hot in it. That will definitely be a sight to see for her fans. She flaunts her toned, muscular legs and her pretty feet in the formal skirts she wears for her show. She has a great screen presence and can bind the viewers to the television set for a long time and gets a good salary. Rodriguez is an active user of popular social media sites like Twitter Facebook and is a good user of her account in both sites. She constantly updates her account with the latest news and events and sometimes about her personal life too. Her fans and followers can read her biography on Wikipedia and the official website of WNBC to find out more about her.