Award-winning journalist Darlene Rodriguez is co-anchor of Today in New York which airs weekday mornings on NBC 4 New York from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Rodriguez has anchored multiple Emmy-winning broadcasts, served as a newsreader on Weekend Today and is a frequent contributor to the Today Show.
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.
Since joining NBC 4, 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, Rodriguez traveled to Rome to cover Pope John Paul II’s meeting with U.S. Cardinals regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.
Recently, one of Rodriguez’s stories, which appeared on the Today Show, was nominated for a national GLAAD award.
In 2011, Rodriguez was the recipient of the "Mujeres Destacadas (Distinguished Women) Award" from El Diario La Prensa. Rodriguez earned a “Latina Excellence” Award in 2000 from Hispanic Magazine for her coverage of the Hispanic community. She was also honored by both the City of New York and the town of White Plans for prominently and proudly representing the Hispanic community in her work.
Rodriguez is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley and supports the Cristian Rivera Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for a rare fatal brain tumor in young children. In addition, Rodriguez has worked extensively with the American Heart Association of Westchester.
Rodriguez graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
She resides in Westchester with her husband and their family.