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Born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr., Al Roker is an American journalist, weather presenter, television personality, and author. Currently, he is a weather anchor on NBC’s Today, and occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today. Moreover, Roker is the co-author of several books including The Midnight Show Murders (2010), The Morning Show Murders, and Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times.
Al Roker Age | Biography
Born on August 20, 1954, Roker is 68 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 20th of August each year.
Al Roker Family
Roker was born in the borough of Queens, New York City to his parents; Isabel Roker (mother) and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. (father). Roker’s father, Al Lincoln Roker Sr. was a bus drive. His mother, Isabel, is of Jamaican descent while his father is of Bahamian descent. Roker was raised Catholic, his mother’s faith. Moreover, Roker has five younger siblings.
Al Roker Height
Roker stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).
Al Roker Wife
Roker is married to Deborah Roberts, who is a TV journalist and ABC News senior national affairs correspondent. The pair tied the knot on September 16, 1995, and they share two children; Leila and Nicholas Albert Roker. Besides, Roker was first married to his first wife Alice Bell in December 1984, however, the two later divorced leading him to marry Deborah Roberts.
Al Roker Children
Roker has three children. With his wife Deborah Roberts, they share a daughter named Leila (born on November 17, 1998) and a son named Nicholas Albert Roker (born on July 18, 2002). His third child is his adopted daughter named Courtney. Roker’s daughter, Courtney was adopted as an infant in 1987. Moreover, Roker’s son, Nicholas “Nick” Albert Roker joined college in August 2022.
Al Roker Health | Illness
In November 2022, after being absent from Today for a few days, Roker revealed he was in the hospital being treated for blood clots in his lungs.
In November 2020, Roker revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. After the cancer diagnosis, he underwent a successful operation on November 9, and by November 17 he was at home recovering.
Al Roker Education
Roker went to Xavier High School in Manhattan. Upon high school graduation, he attended the State University of New York at Oswego where he earned a B.A. in communications.
Al Roker Career
After college graduation, Roker worked at independent station WTTG for two years as a weathercaster. In 1978, he began working for NBC when WKYC in Cleveland hired him. After five years working with WKYC, Roker got a promotion to work at WNBC-TV as the weekend weathercaster. After 8 months at WNBC-TV, he became a regular weeknight weathercaster for the station.
From 1983 to 1996, Roker was the regular substitute for forecaster Joe Witte on the NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise, and from 1990 to 1995, he filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel. From 1997 through 2000’s Roker filled for Matt Lauer on the Today Show. In 1995, he became the host of The Al Roker Show, a weekend talk show on CNBC.
Roker is currently the weather anchor on NBC’s “Today.” He also co-anchors the popular 3rd Hour of Today, presenting lifestyle segments that touch all Americans.
Additionally, Roker has authored and co-authored several books. He authored “Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good” (2014) and “Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster” (2018). Roker co-authored The Midnight Show Murders (2010), The Morning Show Murders, and Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times.
Al Roker Net worth
Roker has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He is a journalist, weather anchor, and television personality. Roker is also a writer, producer and voice actor. He is currently a weather anchor for NBC’s Today as well as a co-host on “3rd Hour Today.” Roker receives an annual salary of $10 million from NBC.
Roker is active on Twitter. His Twitter handle is @alroker with 2.4 million followers. He frequently tweets. Roker also has an Instagram account under the username @alroker.