Darlene Rodriguez Profile
Darlene Rodriguez is an American multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist working at NBC 4 New York serving as an anchor. She has been working for the station for quite some time now.
Darlene Rodriguez Career
Rodriguez is an anchor of Today in New York, airing every weekday between 4 AM and 7 AM. Following the destruction of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Rodriguez was one of the first Tri-State broadcast journalists to visit Puerto Rico, spending a full week on the ground reporting on the relief and recovery efforts. Rodriguez returned to Puerto Rico to chronicle the reconstruction and recovery process in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and interview key elected officials and community leaders.
Rodriguez has covered many of the most unforgettable stories in the Tri-State over the past twenty years at NBC 4 New York. This includes Amadou Diallo’s police shooting in 1999, the 9/11 attacks, and the Queens crash of Flight 587 while en route to the Dominican Republic. In Vieques, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez was also the first Tri-State TV reporter on the scene when news spread about clashes between residents and the U.S. The Marine. She subsequently returned four times to discuss the resulting developments.
Rodriguez also flew to Rome to cover the meeting between Pope John Paul II and the U.S. Cardinals on the scandal of sex abuse by the Catholic Church. She also traveled to Cuba in 2015 to cover the visit of Pope Francis to the country. Later, her Cuba on-the-ground reporting was nominated for a New York Emmy.
With one of her segments previously nominated for a national GLAAD award, Rodriguez is a regular contributor to the TODAY Show, and she has also worked on Weekend TODAY as a fill-in newsreader. She joined WCBS 880 AM from NBC 4 New York, where for four years she was a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, she worked for a year as a cable television reporter for BronxNet, where she covered some of the most compelling stories about the politics, growth, and renaissance of the borough.
Darlene Rodriguez Awards
Rodriguez was the recipient of the 2011 “Mujeres Destacadas Award” from El Diario La Prensa, honored annually for her contribution to journalistic excellence and community service. In 2000, she also won a “Latina Excellence” Award from Hispanic Magazine for her Hispanic community coverage. She has received several awards from the New York Police Department and the Hispanic Society of the NYPD and has also been recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the President of the Bronx Borough, the City of New York, and the City of White Plains for representing the Hispanic community prominently and proudly in her professional and charitable activities.
Darlene Rodriguez Age
Rodriguez is 51 years old as of 2021. She was born on 16 June 1970 in New York, New York, United States.
Darlene Rodriguez Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m).
Darlene Rodriguez Family
Information regarding Rodriguez’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Darlene Rodriguez Husband
She is a married woman. She is married to David Rodriguez, a former police officer for the New Rochelle police department.
Darlene Rodriguez’s Net Worth
Rodriguez has an estimated net worth of about $1 million -$5 million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.
Darlene Rodriguez Salary
Being one of the top anchors for NBC 4 New York, Rodriguez earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Darlene Rodriguez Husband’s allegation
A 17-year-old teenager filed charges of rape and sexual harassment against David Rodriguez in 2008. She also reported that a day after helping to apprehend the teen’s 35-year-old boyfriend, David forced himself on her.
David and his counsel vehemently denied the accusation at the initial court hearing and retaliated with suggestions that led everyone to believe that the adolescent was doing it on purpose and had plenty of justification to do so. Darlene, the caring wife, accompanied her husband to the court and claimed that she believed her husband was also 100% innocent and that she loved him very much and believed in h A $25,000 bond and protective custody for the teen against David were posted by the judge.
At subsequent court hearings in September 2008, however, David confessed to the accusation. He said, however, that no sexual activity was involved. He just forced the teen on himself. As a police officer, this cost him his career. He did not face the standard 25 years of prison time, however. Since this was not a case of rape, he was left with a one-year conditional discharge and also a notice that forced him to remain five years away from the teenager.
Darlene Rodriguez’s weight loss
Rodriguez weighs around 57 kg which is equivalent to 125.66pounds/lbs. She has been losing weight lately but has not gone republic to her reason for losing weight. It could be through exercising, surgery, a balanced diet, and so many other things.
Darlene Rodriguez Community service
Rodriguez is also affiliated with the Hudson Valley Make-A-Wish Foundation and supports the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a young children’s charity committed to seeking a cure for a rare fatal brain tumor. Furthermore, Rodriguez has worked extensively with the Urban League of New York and the Westchester American Heart Association. Rodriguez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Miami.
Darlene Rodriguez NBC 4
At NBC 4 Rodriguez works alongside;
- Audrey Hasson
- Matt Barnes
- Monica Day
- Raphael Miranda
- Pat Battle
- Stacey Bell
- Gus Rosendale
- Sibila Vargas
- Kerry Barrett
- Janice Huff
- Cat Greenleaf
- Greg Cergol
- Lynda Baquero
- Chuck Scarborough
- Scott Stanford