Darlene Rodriguez is co-anchor of the award winning “Today in New York” which airs weekday mornings from 4:30-7AM. Rodriguez also fills in as co-anchor for NBC 4 New York's evening newscasts.
Since joining NBC 4 New York, Rodriguez has covered numerous breaking news stories throughout the city including filing multiple reports on the police shooting of Amadou Diallo, and coverage of the crash of Flight 587 en route to the Dominican Republic.
She was the first television reporter in New York on the scene in Vieques, Puerto Rico when news broke about the clashes between residents and the U.S. Navy, and then she returned four times to cover the resulting developments. In addition, Rodriquez traveled to Rome to cover Pope John Paul II’s meeting with U.S. Cardinals regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.
Rodriguez joined WNBC from WCBS NewsRadio 88 where she was a general assignment reporter for four years. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for Bronxnet cable television for a year where she covered some of the most compelling stories about the borough’s politics, growth and renaissance.
As a result of her work, Rodriguez was honored by Hispanic magazine with a “Latina Excellence” Award and in 2000 and received a New York City Proclamation for her coverage of the Hispanic community. She is also the recipient of a 1998 Silurian Award for Best Spot News Coverage for her report on a Queens Subway Crash.
Rodriguez graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
She resides in Westchester with her husband and their family.
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