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Al Roker

Facts About Al Roker

Celebrated Name Al Roker
Age 68 Years Old
Nick Name Al Roker
Birth Name Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr
Birth Date 1954-08-20
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Catholic
Marital Status Married
Place Of Birth Queens, New York, United States
Wife Deborah Roberts
Eye Color Black
Net Worth $70 million
Birth Nation America
Race Black
Horoscope Leo
Father Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. (Bus Driver)
Mother Isabel Bernadette
Siblings 2
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
University State University of New York
Source of Wealth Weather presenter, journalist, television personality, actor, author, and business owner career
Salary $10million annually
Height 5 ft 6.5 in or 169 cm
Weight 64 kg or 141 lb
Body Type Average
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Albert Lincoln Roker Jr., excellently known as Al Roker is an American weather presenter, journalist, television personality, actor, author, and business owner (Al Roker Entertainment). He joined NBC's "Today Show" as a weatherman in 1996 and in 2009, he began co-hosting the Weather Channel show "Wake Up with Al". Growing up, Al wanted to be a cartoonist and he worked on a number of illustration projects for his high school. He released his first novel, "The Morning Show Murders", in 2009, and followed it up with "The Midnight Show Murders" in 2010 and "The Talk Show Murders" in 2011. On the 14th December of 2018 episode of "Today", he was honored for 40 years at NBC as well as the "Today Plaza" was officially named the "Rokerfeller Plaza" in his honor. Moreover, Roker received a fist bump from the newly inaugurated president moments before Biden entered the White House as an NBC News reporter at Biden's own 2021 inauguration.

Al Roker On Media's Effect On Mental Health

Al Roker has made a career of being a ray of sunshine in the media landscape. His perspective is rooted in a hearty dose of gratitude, a continuing curiosity, and a still-evolving awareness of his ability to effect positive change among his viewers. "It's a combination of things," Roker says, giving the first nod to his wife, ABC newswoman Deborah Roberts, and children. "It helps to have good relationships. I've got three great kids, I've got a wife who's a smart person, who's a great journalist and lets me bounce things off of her. So that makes it nice to have those people in your life who help keep you positive."

He also has his routines. To get his serotonin flowing even on sluggish days, Roker turns to music. "I play certain music in the morning. Actually, one of the first things I play is the theme from The A-Team," he says of the '80s action series. "It's from back in the day when life was a little simpler and the premise of the show was explained in the first minute from the theme song. And I'm an upbeat person; I like more upbeat pop music. "Sure, sometimes you get tired just like everybody else," he adds. "But at the end of the day I've got a great gig that takes me places most people only dream about, I get to meet people that I could never have imagined, and sometimes I even get to do some good. Not everything is positive, but you try to stay realistically positive."

What is Al Roker Famous For?

  • Being an American weather presenter, journalist, television personality, actor, author, and business owner (Al Roker Entertainment). 
  • Being the current weather anchor on NBC's "Today".

American weather presenter, journalist and TV Personality, Al Roker

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What is Al Roker Real Name?

Al Roker stepped for the very first time into the world on 20th August 1954 in New York City, U.S. He was born with the real name of Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. in the Catholic religious family. He is of American nationality and he came from a mixed ethnic background as he is of African-Bahamian descent on his father's side of the family and of African-Jamaican descent on his mother's side. Al has celebrated his 67th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Leo. Thus, his race is white. He is the son of Isabel Bernadette (mother) of Jamaican descent, and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. (father), a bus driver of Bahamian descent. He has two siblings named Christopher Roker, and Alisa Smith.

Talking about Al's academic qualification, he graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. He attended the State University of New York at Oswego where he received a B.A. in communications in 1976.

Al Roker Career Timeline

  • Al Roker kicks off his career working as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (now WTVH) in Syracuse, New York from 1974 until 1976 after which he moved to Washington, D.C., and took a weather casting position at independent station WTTG.
  • Then his career with NBC began in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland and after five years in Cleveland, Roker was promoted to the network's flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown.
  • He was the regular substitute for forecaster Joe Witte on the NBC News program "NBC News at Sunrise" from 1983 to 1996, and from 1990 to 1995 filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel, and 1997 through the 2000s for Matt Lauer on the "Today Show". In 1995, he became the host of "The Al Roker Show".
  • He also joined in an elevator race on an episode of the talk show "Late Night with David Letterman" which led to Roker becoming the forecaster for "Weekend Today".
  • In addition to his role as "Today Show" weatherman and anchor, Al co-hosted the third hour of Today called "Today's Take" at the beginning of 12th November 2012.
  • In February 2017, "Today's Take" was canceled for "Megyn Kelly Today" and aired its final episode on 22nd September 2017 whereas "Megyn Kelly Today" was canceled in 2018 after which returned to co-host "3rd Hour Today".
  • As an NBC News reporter at Biden's own 2021 inauguration, Al received a fist bump from the newly inaugurated president moments before Biden entered the White House.
  • Furthermore, Al has hosted NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995 as well as he hosted a game show on MSNBC called "Remember This?" from 1996 to 1997.
  • He hosted NBC's "Celebrity Family Feud" in 2008 and as appeared as a celebrity player on both Merv Griffin game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune".
  • As well, he provided forecasts for several radio stations, including the New York smooth jazz radio station WQCD (101.9 FM) and for Cleveland smooth jazz station WNWV (107.3 FM).
  • It was announced on 5th September 2018 that he will portray Joe in the Broadway musical Waitress for a six-week run from 5th October to 11th November.
  • Besides, Roker co-authored a series of murder mysteries beginning in 2009 that features Billy Blessing whereas the second book in the series, "The Midnight Show Murders" (2010), was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award.
  • "The Morning Show Murders", also published in 2010, and in 2016, the non-fiction book "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times" was published.
  • Additionally, Al was seen as himself in the TV series named "The Blacklist" in 2020.
  • Furthermore, Al returned to his former stomping grounds in Cleveland to report on the city's reopening efforts following the COVID-19 pandemic on 10th May 2021, and while living on the "Today Show", WKYC chief meteorologist Betsy Kling announced that the station had named the radar tower on top of the WKYC building the "Roker Tower" in his honor, and presented Roker a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Al Roker is the current weather anchor on NBC 'Today'

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Who is Al Roker Wife?

Al Roker is a married guy. He tied a knot with fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on 16th September 1995 who has reported for both ABC and NBC. He was previously married to WNBC producer Alice Bell in December 1984. They later divorced. Al is the father of three children. He and Bell adopted daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987. With Roberts, he has a daughter Leila (born 17th November  1998), and son Nicholas (born 18th July  2002). Concerning Al's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts

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How much is Al Roker Net Worth?

Al Roker has a net worth of $70 million as of 2021 whereas the outlet reports Roker's NBC salary stands at $10million annually. His most recent contract is a five-year $50million deal that covers his duties on both "The Today Show" and "The Weather Channel". He has appeared in a number of commercials including the TV advertisement for Lipton's Brisk iced tea in 2002. Roker's major source of income is from his weather presenter, journalist, television personality, actor, author, and business owner career.

What is the Height of Al Roker?

Al Roker stands at an ideal height of 5 ft 6.5 in or 169 cm with a balanced bodyweight of 64 kg or 141 lbs. He has a bald head and black eyes color. Al is average by body build. He revealed in November 2020 that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer September 2020. He had a successful operation on 9th November and by 17th November he was at home recovering. Roker also had hip replacement surgery in September 2019.

Trivias About Al Roker You Need To Know.

  • Al had initially wanted to be a cartoonist before he joined television.
  • Al has proclaimed himself to be an animation freak having owned more than 100 original cels.
  • He has disclosed that he would readily give away half his possessions to find the portal to Toontown.
  • He has been interviewed by David Letterman on a number of occasions.
  • He had his education at Xavier High School, where he became a member of the Cartooning & Illustration Club.