Al Roker Biography
Al Roker (Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.) is an American host, author, and weather anchor working for NBC News. He joined the station in 1978 and serves the station as a weather anchor on NBC’s Today.
Al Roker Education
Roker attended Xavier High School in Manhattan where he graduated with his High School Diploma. From there, she had to further his education. He joined the State University of New York at Oswego to pursue his career course. After completing his studies there, he earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communications in 1976.
Al Roker Career
Roker is an author, host, and weather anchor at NBC News. He co-hosts 3rd Hour Today occasionally and weather anchors on NBC’s Today. Over the years Roker has had an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal. He endeavored to beat the unofficial world record for an uninterrupted live weather report of 33 hours on November 12, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time held by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal. He later set the Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours on November 14, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Roker was honored for 40 years at NBC on the December 14, 2018, episode of Today. The Today Plaza was officially named the “Rokerfeller Plaza” in his honor.
He ran in the ING New York City Marathon on November 7, 2010, and he is an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. Roker came back to his former stomping grounds in Cleveland to report on the city’s reopening efforts following the COVID-19 pandemic on May 10, 2021. While he was live on the Today Show, Betsy Kling, chief meteorologist at WKYC 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 Age
Roker is 68 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 20, 1954, in New York City, United States. Roker celebrates his birthday on the 20th of August every year.
Al Roker Height
Roker stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Al Roker Family
Roker was born and raised in the borough of Queens, New York City, United States. He was brought up by his mother Isabel, of Jamaican descent, and his father Albert Lincoln Roker Sr., a bus driver of Bahamian descent. While growing up Roker wanted to be a cartoonist and was raised Catholic, his mother’s faith.
Al Roker Wife
Roker was married to his first wife Alice Bell, a WNBC producer. They tied the knot in December 1984 and later they divorced. It did not take long and he married his fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. Deborah has reported for both ABC and NBC. He is the father of three children. In 1987, He and Bell adopted a daughter Courtney as an infant. He and Roberts share a daughter Leila and a son Nicholas. Leila is 24 years old as of 2022, she was born on November 17, 1998. Nicholas is 20 years old as of 2022, he was born on July 18, 2002.
Al RokerNet Worth
Roker has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an author, host, and weather anchor.
Al Roker Salary
Roker earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
He underwent a total knee arthroplasty on Thursday, June 7, 2001, on his left knee. He also underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose weight in 2002. Roker says that he did it after failing at numerous diets. The New York Daily News reported he had dropped 100 pounds (45 kg) from his 320 lb (150 kg) figure eight months after the surgery. He later wrote a book about his battle with weight loss, “Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good” which was published in 2013.
Roker found himself in the hospital again in 2005, where he had a back operation and in 2016, had another knee replacement surgery. He also underwent emergency carpal tunnel surgery in October 2018 and in September 2019 he had a hip replacement surgery. He revealed in November 2020 that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. On November 9, he had a successful operation and by November 17 he was at home recovering.
He became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2007. Roker is a member of their celebrity board, Friends of RMHC. In addition to that on May 10, 2008, he served Amtrak’s National Train Day as the official spokesperson.
Al Roker NBC News
Roker works at NBC News where he works alongside other famous NBC News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Chuck Todd
- Hoda Kotb
- Carson Daly
- Lester Holt
- Seth Meyers
- Lilly Singh
- Peter Alexander
- Somara Theodore
- Jose Diaz-Balart
- Kate Snow
- Andrea Mitchell
- Garrett Haake
- Kelly O’Donnell
- Mike Memoli
- Marianna Sotomayor
- Geoff Bennett
- Josh Lederman
- Morgan Radford