|Natali Terese Morris|
Natali Morris, circa 2008
|Born||Natali Terese Del Conte
August 28, 1978
San Leandro, California
|Occupation||Journalist, online media personality/podcaster|
|Spouse(s)||Clayton Morris; 2 children|
Natali Terese Morris (née Del Conte; August 28, 1978, San Leandro, California) is a technology news journalist and online media personality.
Morris is a former editor for CNET.com and is a former co-host of the technology news podcast Buzz Out Loud, one of CNET.com's flagship podcasts, in addition to Loaded, a daily technology news show on CNET TV. Previously, Loaded was reformatted in Spanish and shown on the Spanish language Univision television network.
Prior to joining CNET, she wrote, produced, and hosted a show "TeXtra" on Podshow. She has written for such publications as Wired, Variety Magazine, MarketWatch, TechCrunch, The San Francisco Examiner, PC Magazine, ELLEgirl, The Oakland Tribune, Hispanic Magazine, and The Santa Cruz Sentinel.
On October 21, 2010 on CNET's "The 404" podcast she announced she married Fox News Channel host Clayton Morris in an October 2010 lunchtime ceremony at New York City Hall, and would take the last name Morris both professionally and personally as of mid-November 2010. In 2010 she gave birth to the couple's first child. In 2012 she gave birth to the couple's second child. The family resides in New Jersey.
Morris graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California in 1996 and went on to receive her BA in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism from California State University, East Bay in 2000. She then received her MA in Sociology with an emphasis in Mass Media from the University of Southern California in 2004. As a graduate student, she was fully funded through the James Irvine Foundation through the Irvine Fellowship. She completed all coursework towards a gender certificate, meaning her work concentrated around gender studies. [clarification needed]
Her first journalism job out of college was as a staff writer for the Features section of the Oakland Tribune. She stayed there a year before leaving for graduate school in 2001. After graduate school, Morris took a year sabbatical and taught yoga at Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. When she returned to the Bay Area, she did a short stint in public relations for SHIFT Communications where she represented enterprise technology companies. Morris left SHIFT Communications in order to return to journalism in 2005. She began freelancing for MarketWatch, Variety, The Oakland Tribune, Hispanic Magazine, and others. In late 2005, she was hired as a business reporter for the San Francisco Examiner.
While working for PC Magazine, Morris began making appearances on Cranky Geeks, which launched her video career quite unexpectedly. Adam Curry noticed her on an episode of Cranky Geeks and contacted her with the idea of doing her own show for the Podshow network. She left TechCrunch in December 2006 and joined Podshow full-time. Morris, Curry, and the production staff at Podshow developed a show called TeXtra in January 2007, and the show launched on February 13, 2007.
In addition to her duties at CNET, Morris freelances for Wired, PC Magazine, AppScout, Aware Magazine, and ELLEgirl. She makes regular appearances on The CBS Early Show, and Red Eye[disambiguation needed] (prior to her CBS exclusivity agreement). In January 2009, Morris became co-host of the Buzz Out Loud podcast, taking the place of Molly Wood who left to focus on other CNET projects.
On November 23, 2010 Morris began to host wrestling promotion Chikara new video segment, The Throwdown Lowdown. Morris left CNET on Friday, April 29, 2011. On February 1, 2012, Morris announced Disney Cruise Lines would be releasing videos featuring her as the host.