As often opined by wise men, when you pay attention to your gift, the world will pay attention to you. This cannot be more significant in the case of Darlene Rodriguez who has given her blood, sweat, and tears with the hopes of becoming a notable figure in the field of journalism. After all the efforts to get her big break proved abortive, she finally struck gold in 2003 following her promotion to co-anchor by the New York-based television network WNBC on one of its programs. That marked the start of a new era in her career, thus, elevating her to the status of a highly reputable media personality, reporter, and newscaster.
Darlene Rodriguez Biography
Darlene Rodriguez was born in New York City on the 16th of June 1970. She hails from a family with strong ties to its Puerto Rican heritage. Although the identity of her parents is very much unknown to the mainstream media, several statements credited to her during interviews go a long way to prove that she shares a special bond with them as they were pivotal to the fulfillment of her dreams.
As regards her education, Darlene Rodriguez attended Christopher Columbus High School located in Pelham Parkway, the Bronx, New York City, and graduated in 1988. Upon graduation from high school, she sought to further her education at the University of Miami, where she eventually obtained a degree in the field of Broadcast Journalism and Political Science in 1992. During her college years, Darlene fell in love with cooking and as such, helped set up a series of news programs that focused on the dishes of diverse cultures.
Fresh out of college, Darlene was hired as a reporter for BronxNet cable television. Her time with the network was however short-lived as she moved to WCBS Newsradio 88 a year later and was assigned the duties of a general assignment reporter; a job which she executed to the best of her ability. For four years she would serve in this capacity but her quest for career enhancement saw her move to WNBC. At the beginning of her stint with WNBC, she was tasked to perform the duties of a fill-in newscaster on its weekend program Weekend Today in New York. Her big break eventually came in 2003 after she was made co-anchor of Today in New York, a weekday program that was broadcast on the WNBC channel.
In the relationship aspect, Darlene Rodriguez isn’t doing badly either. She is currently married to a former police sergeant at the New Rochelle Police Department who goes by the name of David Rodriguez. Owing to her discrete nature, there is no information available to the media as regards how they met, when they started courting and when they tied the knot. The two are parents to two beautiful children; a son named David Jake Rodriguez (born on February 19, 2001) and a daughter named Natalia Rodriguez (b. February 6, 2003).
Her marriage with Davie Rodriguez isn’t without blemish; in 2008, their marriage hit a rough patch following the accusations on her husband for gross misconduct. He was also accused of allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl after a swoop by him and his colleagues saw to the arrest of her abusive 35-year-old boyfriend; a crime which he vehemently denied. While all the legal conundrums were playing out, speculations of an impending divorce between the couple arose in the media. Nonetheless, Darlene Rodriguez decided to stand by the side of her husband and debunked rumors suggesting they were heading for divorce, thus, proving to the world that love indeed is capable of weathering any storm.
Facts About Darlene Rodriguez
Here are 5 facts you should keep in mind about the famous journalist;
1. Despite her busy schedule, Darlene Rodriguez sets aside time to be with her children so as to encourage them. In April 2018, she visited her son in high school to watch him perform in a play.
2. A lover of animals, she has a cute little dog named Roxie.
3. Darlene Rodriguez has a huge sense of humor. In July 2018, she posted a throwback picture on Instagram of her daughter Natalia as a kid and used the captions to apologize for her horrible hair-making skills back then.
4. She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
5. Darlene Rodriguez is a perfect example of beauty with brains; with a height of 5 feet 7 inches, a pretty-looking face, a slim-well maintained figure, coupled with long sexy legs, she is easy to spot in a vast crowd.