Al Roker Biography
Al Roker (Albert Lincoln Roker Jr) is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist, journalist, television personality, actor, and author from the United States working as a weather anchor on NBC’s Today. Roker also works as co-host at 3rd Hour Today, but the latter was not publicly announced by NBC News. He has the American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238 inactive.
How old is Al Roker? -Age
The NBC weather forecaster is 66 years old as of August 20, 2020. He was born in 1954 in Queens, New York, United States.
Al Roker Family – Parents
Roker is the son of Jamaican Isabel Roker and Bahamian Albert Lincoln Roker Sr., a bus driver. He was raised Catholic, the faith of his mother. Roker is related to the late actress Roxie Roker, who played Helen Willis at The Jeffersons sitcom and was the mother of rock singer Lenny Kravitz. Al Roker and Kravitz’s grandparents were cousins, which in essence makes Al Roker and Kravitz second cousins since they have the same great grandparents.
Is Al Roker still married? – Was Al Roker married before Deborah Roberts? – Wife and Children
Roker has been married twice. He is married to journalist Deborah Ann Roberts. The couple married in September 1995. The couple has two children; a daughter Leila born on November 17, 1998, and a son Nicholas born July 18, 2002. Roker married WNBC producer Alice Bell from December 1984 to 1994. He and Bell have an adopted daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987.
Al Roker Cancer
In November 2020, he announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020. On Thursday, June 7, 2001, Roker underwent a complete knee arthroplasty on his left knee. He underwent a back replacement in 2005. In 2016, he underwent another knee replacement surgery. Roker underwent emergency carpal tunnel surgery in October 2018. He underwent hip replacement surgery in September 2019.
Al Roker Weight Loss
In 2002, Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery to shed weight, which he said he did despite struggling to perform several diets. Eight months after the surgery, the New York Daily News announced that it had fallen 100 pounds (45 kg) from its 320 lb (150 kg) figure. Roker wrote about his weight loss struggle in Never Goin’ Back: Fighting the Weight Loss Fight For Good, published in 2013.
What is Al Roker’s Net Worth? – What is Al Roker’s salary?
Roker earns $10 million per year. He has an estimated net worth of $70 million, which he has accrued from his career as a meteorologist, journalist, television personality, actor, and author.
Al Roker Career
Roker began his career as a weathercaster for WTVH, a CBS affiliate in Syracuse, New York, in 1974. Roker’s career at NBC began in 1978 when he was employed at WKYC in Cleveland. He moved to WNBC-TV in his hometown in 1983 and became a regular weekday weather channel. In 1995, he presented the Al Roker Show, a weekend CNBC chat show. He also replaced him on the Today Show when Willard Scott was sick or gone. From 1983 to 1996, he was a regular replacement for Joe Witte on NBC News at Sunrise, NBC News, and from 1990 to 1995 on Weekend Today. He emerged at Late Night with David Letterman in an elevator race, taped across the hall from the WNBC news studio.
Scott announced his semi-retirement from Today in early 1996. On January 26, 1996, Roker was given a daily weekday weather slot. Roker’s remote prediction studio, interviewing guests outside and giving them some camera time, became a regular. Over time, Roker performed more interviews and segments of the program.
In 2005, Roker posted from the inside of Hurricane Wilma. A famous viral video shows him swept off his feet by the vicious wind and clinging to the cameraman. In addition to his position as Today Show Weather Guy and Anchor, Roker co-hosted today’s third hour called Today’s Take, starting on November 12, 2012. Today’s Take was canceled for Megyn Kelly Today in February 2017 and aired its final episode on 22 September 2017. After the cancelation of Megyn Kelly Today in 2018, Roker returned to co-host 3rd Hour Today.
In November 2014, Roker embarked on a non-stop, 34-hour NBC weather forecast at “Roker-thon” from 10:05 p.m. November 12, 2014 before 8:00 a.m. On the 14th of November 2014. The record-setting event was a fundraiser for the Crowdrise Movement to support the army and the USO. He was having a “Roker-thon 2” this time covering weather from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. During the week of November 6 to November 13, 2015, in favor of Feeding America. From March 27 to March 31, 2017, he embarked on “Roker-thon 3” toured colleges and set a Guinness World Record for both of them, such as the longest ice conga line and the largest human text.
Since 1995, Roker has anchored NBC coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Roker is a fan of the game show. He played as a celebrity contestant in all the Merv Griffin game shows Jeopardy. The Wheel of Fortune. It also offers predictions for many radio stations. In 2018, Roker will be playing Joe on the Broadway musical Waitress for a six-week run. He’s an enthusiastic barbecue fan and presenter of Tricked-Out Tailgating on the Food Network. He had a weekday morning of one and a half hours on The Weather Channel under the tag Wake Up and Al, which aired from 2009 to 2015.