Al Roker Profile
Al Roker is an American weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author working for NBC News. He is thrilled to work with the NBC News team.
For his education, Roker 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
Roker serves at NBC News as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today. Roker also co-hosts 3rd Hour Today, though this was not officially announced by NBC News. He is the owner of an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238. From 1974 to 1976, Roker worked as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (now WTVH) in Syracuse, New York, while attending SUNY Oswego. During his time at Oswego, he also DJed at WNYO, the campus radio station. Following the completion of his studies, Roker relocated to Washington, D.C., and accepted a weather casting position at independent station WTTG, which was owned by Metromedia at the time, where he stayed for the majority of the next two years.
Roker’s NBC career began in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland, an NBC-owned-and-operated station at the time. Roker was promoted to the network’s flagship station, WNBC-TV in his hometown, after five years in Cleveland. Roker returned to New York City as a weekend weathercaster in late 1983, and within eight months had become the station’s regular weeknight weathercaster. Roker took over for Dr. Frank Field, a 27-year WNBC-TV veteran who left the network due to a contract dispute. From 1983 to 1996, Roker was a regular substitute for NBC News forecaster Joe Witte on NBC News at Sunrise, and from 1990 to 1995, he filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel, and Matt Lauer on the Today Show. In 1995, he took over as host of The Al Roker Show, a CNBC weekend talk show.
Roker gained notoriety when David Letterman invited him to participate in an elevator race on an episode of the talk show. When David Letterman asked Roker to participate in an elevator race on an episode of Late Night with David Letterman, which was taped across the hall from the WNBC news studio in the GE Building, he gained more exposure. As a result, Roker was named Weekend Today’s forecaster. He also filled in on the weekday edition of Today when Willard Scott was ill or unavailable.
Roker has hosted Food Network shows such as Roker on the Road and Tricked-Out Tailgating. He is also a big fan of barbecue. Through a service called the “Al Roker Radio Weather Network,” distributed by United Stations Radio Networks, Roker provided forecasts for several radio stations, including New York smooth jazz radio station WQCD (101.9 FM) and Cleveland smooth jazz radio station WNWV (107.3 FM). Accuweather has since taken its place. He also had a one-and-a-half-hour live weekday morning stint on The Weather Channel from 5:00–7:00 a.m. under the name Wake Up with Al, which aired from 2009 to 2015. On September 5, 2018, it was announced that Roker would play Joe I. Since 1995, Roker has hosted NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which he co-hosts with some of his Today Show colleagues.
Quick Facts About Al Roker
|Full Name||Al Roker|
|Age||67 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Roker enjoys watching game shows. From 1996 to 1997, he hosted the MSNBC game show Remember This? From March 5–9, 2007, he filled in for Meredith Vieira on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Roker hosted Celebrity Family Feud on NBC in 2008. In July 2016, he hosted “Game On Today,” a week-long Today feature that profiled five game shows and their hosts. He has appeared as a celebrity on Merv Griffin’s game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. On September 5, 2018, it was announced that Roker would play Joe in the Broadway musical Waitress for a six-week run from October 5 to November 11, 2018.
Al Roker Age
Roker is 67 years old as of 2021. He was born on 20 August 1954 in Queens, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 20 August every year.
Al Roker Height
Roker stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Al Roker Family/ Parents
Roker was born in Jamaica to Isabel and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr., a bus driver of Bahamian descent. Al Roker and Kravitz’s grandfathers were cousins, making them third cousins because they share the same great, great grandparents.
Al Roker Wife/ Children
Roker married WNBC producer Alice Bell in December 1984, after an earlier marriage and divorce. They eventually divorced. On September 16, 1995, Roker married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts. who has worked as a reporter for both ABC and NBC? Roker is the father of three children. In 1987, he and Bell adopted their daughter Courtney as an infant. Roker and Roberts have two children: daughter Leila, born on November 17, 1998, and son Nicholas, born July 18, 2002.
Al Roker Daughter’s Wedding
Al Roker Salary
Being one of the top journalists for NBC News, Roker earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Al Roker’s Net Worth
Roker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author.
Al Roker Cancer/ Prostate Cancer
In November 2020, Roker revealed his diagnosis of prostate cancer during a Today broadcast. He said that he would undergo surgery the following week to have his prostate removed. Roker said that the cancer was detected during a routine physical when his doctor came to find that he had an “elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA)” in his bloodwork results. Later on, still in November, Roker underwent surgery and gave fans an update on his health. After the surgery, he wrote on his Instagram and Twitter accounts that he is relieved to say that his surgery is done and back home.
Al Roker NBC News
At NBC News Roker works alongside;
- Miguel Almaguer
- Peter Alexander
- Kristen Welker
- Willie Geist
- Chuck Todd
- Lester Holt
- Jose Diaz-Balart
- Kate Snow
- Hoda Kotb
- Carson Daly
- Jenna Bush Hager
- Seth Meyers
- Lilly Singh
Al Roker Roker-thon
In November 2014, Roker embarked on a “Roker-thon,” in which he did a non-stop, 34-hour weather forecast on NBC from 10:05 p.m. on November 12, 2014, to approximately 8:00 a.m. on November 14, 2014. The record-breaking event served as a fundraiser for the Crowdrise Campaign, which benefits the military and the USO. During the week of November 6 to November 13, 2015, he held a “Roker-thon 2,” this time reporting weather from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., in support of Feeding America.
From March 27 to March 31, 2017, he went on “Roker-thon 3,” visiting colleges and setting Guinness World Records at each one, including the longest conga line on ice and the largest human letter. Roker received a handshake from Biden during the 2013 inauguration. As an NBC News reporter covering Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, Roker received a fist bump from the newly elected president moments before Biden entered the White House.
Al Roker Cab Driver
Roker filed a complaint on November 23, 2015, alleging racial discrimination after attempting to hail a cab with his son. The cab driver then allegedly passed them on his way to pick up a white man on the next block. On Twitter, Roker stated that “A white man was picked up by a cab driver a block away. Is it any surprise that Uber is the winner?” According to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the driver faces a $500 fine or has his license suspended.