Al Roker NBC, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Books, Illness, Salary, and Net Worth

Al Roker Bio, Wiki

Al Roker (Full name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.) is a famous American weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, actor, and author. As of now, Al serves as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today. He also works as a co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News. Al also has an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238.

On 12th November 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Al tried to beat the unofficial world record for an uninterrupted live weather report of 33 hours held by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal. On 14th November 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Al set the Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours. Additionally, on the 2018 episode of Today, Al was honored for 40 years at NBC. Thus The Today Plaza was officially named the “Rockefeller Plaza” in his honor.

Al Roker Age

He was born on August 20, 1954, in Queens, New York, in the United States. Al is 66 years old.

Al Roker Height

He is a man of average height. Al stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).

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Al Roker Family

He was born and raised in Queens, New York City, New York by his caring and loving parents. Al is the son of Isabel, of Jamaican descent, and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr., who is a bus driver of Bahamian descent. Al originally wanted to be a cartoonist. Besides, Al was raised Catholic, the faith of his mom. Al has two siblings namely Christopher Roker who leads an incredible and inspiring life as a health service official and Alisa Smith.

Al is related to the late actress Roxie Roker, who played Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons and was the mum of rock musician Lenny Kravitz. He and Kravitz’s grandfathers were cousins, which in turn makes Al and Kravitz third cousins, as they share similar great, great grandparents.

Al Roker Wife

Al married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. Deborah has reported for both ABC News and NBC. Currently, Deborah is an ABC News Correspondent for “20/20,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America”  as well as “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.” The two met in 1990 when Deborah joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. The pair have a daughter Leila Roker who was born on November 17, 1998, and a son Nicholas Albert Roker who was born on July 18, 2002.

Al Roker Children | Son | Daughter

Al and his wife Deborah have two children. A daughter Leila Roker who was born on November 17, 1998, and a son Nicholas Albert Roker who was born on July 18, 2002.

Al Roker First Wife

Al married WNBC producer Alice Bell in December 1984. Later on, the two divorced. He has three children. Al and Alice adopted daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987. Together with his wife Deborah Al is the father of daughter Leila who was born on November 17, 1998, and son Nicholas who was born on July 18, 2002.

Al Roker Alice Bell

Al married WNBC producer Alice Bell in December 1984. Later on, the two divorced. The two adopted daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987.

Al Roker Education

Al attended and graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. Later on, Al went to the State University of New York at Oswego where he earned a B.A. in communications in 1976.

Al Roker NBC News

He served as a weather anchor at CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (now WTVH) in Syracuse, New York from 1974 to 1976, while Al was enrolled at SUNY Oswego. At his time in Oswego, Al also DJ’d at the campus radio station, WNYO. After the completion of his studies, Al went to Washington, D.C., and took a weather casting position at independent station WTTG, then owned by Metromedia, staying there for much of the next two years.

His career with NBC began in 1978 when he was employed at WKYC in Cleveland, then an NBC-owned and operated station. For a period of five years in Cleveland, Al was taken to the network’s flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown. He came back to New York City in late 1983 as a weekend weathercaster, and within eight months became the station’s regular weeknight weathercaster.

Al replaced 27-year WNBC-TV veteran Dr. Frank Field, who left the network over a contract dispute. He was the regular substitute for forecaster Joe Witte from 1983 to 1996, on the NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise, and filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel from 1990 to 1995 and 1997 through the 2000s for Matt Lauer on the Today Show. Al became the host of The Al Roker Show, in 1995, as a weekend talk show on CNBC.

He received wider exposure when David Letterman asked him to join in an elevator race on an episode of the talk show Late Night alongside David Letterman, which taped across the hall from the WNBC news studio in the GE Building. That led to Al becoming the forecaster for Weekend Today. Al also substituted on the weekday edition of Today when Willard Scott was ill or away.

Al Roker Blacklist

Most importantly the Blacklist celebrates its 150th episode together with a special guest: Al Roker. Blacklist airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. For one to stay up to date on breaking TV news, sign up for ET’s daily newsletter.

Al Roker Illness

On June 7, 2001, Al underwent a total knee arthroplasty (replacement, or “TKA”) on his left knee. Al underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002 to lose weight, which Al said he did after failing at several diets. After Eight months of the surgery, the New York Daily News announced that Al had dropped 100 pounds (45 kg) from his 320 lb (150 kg) figure. Al wrote about his battle with weight loss in Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good, which was published in 2013.

Al had a back operation in 2005. In addition, Al had another knee replacement surgery in 2016. He underwent emergency carpal tunnel surgery in October 2018. Al also had hip replacement surgery in September 2019. Later on, in November 2020, Al disclosed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. Al had a successful operation on November 9, and by November 17 he was at home recovering.

Al Roker On Today Show | Today Show

Scott reported his semi-retirement from Today in early 1996. Al received the regular weekday weather slot on January 26, 1996. His studio remote forecasts, interviewing visitors outside, and giving them some camera time, became a staple. Al conducted several interviews and segments on the show over time.

He reported from inside Hurricane Wilma in 2005. There is a famous viral video that shows him swept off his feet by the fierce wind and also clinging to the cameraman.

Besides his role as Today Show weatherman and anchor, Al co-hosted the third hour of Today titledToday’s Take, beginning November 12, 2012. The Today’s Take was canceled in February 2017 for Megyn Kelly Today and aired its final episode on September 22, 2017. After Megyn Kelly Today was canceled in 2018, Al came back to co-host 3rd Hour Today.

Al Roker The Proud Family

He voiced a caricature of himself as a Faustian figure in two episodes of the animated Disney Channel series The Proud Family.

Al Roker Books

– The Storm of the Century (2015)
-Never Goin’ Back (2012)
-Al Roker’s Hassle (2001)
-Don’t Make Me Stop This Car

Al Roker Lenny Kravitz

Al is related to the late actress Roxie Roker, who played Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons and was the mum of rock musician Lenny Kravitz. He and Kravitz’s grandfathers were cousins, which in turn makes Al and Kravitz third cousins, as they share similar great, great grandparents.

Al Roker Wife Deborah Roberts

Al married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. Deborah has reported for both ABC News and NBC. Currently, Deborah is an ABC News Correspondent for “20/20,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America”  as well as “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.” The two met in 1990 when Deborah joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. The pair have a daughter Leila Roker who was born on November 17, 1998, and a son Nicholas Albert Roker who was born on July 18, 2002.

Al Roker Salary

He is an NBC news correspondent. Therefore, Al earns his salary as the weather anchor on NBC Today. He also works as a co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News. Al’s average Salary is $97,161.

Al Roker Net Worth

He earns her income as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today. He also works as a co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News. Therefore, Al has accumulated a decent fortune over the years he has worked. Al’s estimated net worth is $989,991

Al Roker How Tall

Al is a man of average height who stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).

Is Al Roker Sick

Yes. In November 2020, Al disclosed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. Al had a successful operation on November 9, and by November 17 he was at home recovering.

Is Al Roker A Meteorologist

Yes. Al serves as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today. He also works as a co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News. Al also has an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238.

How Much Does Al Roker Make

He earns her income as the weather anchor on NBC’s Today thus Al has accumulated a decent fortune over the years he has worked. Al’s estimated net worth is $989,991

Who Is Al Roker Wife

Al married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. Deborah has reported for both ABC News and NBC. The two met in 1990 when Deborah joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. The pair have a daughter Leila Roker who was born on November 17, 1998, and a son Nicholas Albert Roker who was born on July 18, 2002.

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