Al Roker Biography
Al Roker was born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. on 20th August 1954. Roker is an American weather presenter, author, journalist, actor, producer, and television personality. Currently, Al is the weather anchor on NBC’s Today and occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today. Roker has an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238. On 12th November 2014, at 10:00 p.m. ET, Albert attempted to beat the unofficial world record for an uninterrupted live weather report of 33 hours held by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal. Later, on 14th November 2014, at 8 AM ET, Albert set the Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours. Furthermore, on the 14th of December, 2018 episode of Today, Al was honored for 40 years at NBC. The Today Plaza was officially named the “Rockefeller Plaza” in his honor.
Al Roker Age: Birthday
Roker ( age 69 years as of 2023) was born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. on 20th August 1954 in Queens, New York City in the United States. Al does celebrate his birthday annually on the 20th of August,
Al Roker Height: Measurement
Roker is a man of average stature. Al stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and maintains an average body of eight of 78 kilograms.
Al Roker Family: Parents and Siblings
Roker was born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr in the borough of Queens, New York City, the son of Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. a bus driver of Bahamian descent, and Isabel, of Jamaican descent. Al has two siblings named Alisa Smith and Christopher Roker.
Al Roker Wife: Spouse: First Wife
Concerning Roker’s marriage, Al married Alice Bell a WNBC producer in December. Soon after the duo separated. Albert married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on 16th September 1995. Deborah has reported for both NBC and ABC.
Al Roker Children: Daughters: Son
Al has three children. Alice and Al adopted a daughter named Courtney as an infant in 1987. With Deborah, Al is the father of son Nicholas born on 18th July 2002, and daughter, Leila born on 17th November 1998.
Al Roker Education
Roker graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. Afterward, Al attended the State University of New York at Oswego where he obtained a B.A. in communications in 1976.
Al Roker NBC
Al began his career with NBC in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland, then an NBC-owned and operated station. Five years later, in Cleveland, Al was promoted to the network’s flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown. He went back to New York City in late 1983 as a weekend weathercaster, and within eight months became the station’s regular weeknight weathercaster. Roker replaced Dr. Frank Field, a 27-year WNBC-TV veteran who left the network over a contract dispute. From 1983 to 1996, Albert Lincoln was the regular substitute for forecaster Joe Witte on the NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise. From 1990 to 1995 filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel, and 1997 through the 2000s for Matt Lauer on the Today Show. In 1995, Roker became the host of The Al Roker Show, (a weekend talk show on CNBC).
Previously, Al served as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV in Syracuse, NY from 1974 to 1976 while he was enrolled at SUNY Oswego. During Roker’s tenure at Oswego, he also DJ’d at the campus radio station, WNYO.
Al Roker Today Show
In early 1996, Scott announced his semi-retirement from Today Show. On 26th January 1996, Al got the regular weekday weather slot. Roker’s studio remote forecasts, interviewing visitors outside as well as giving them some camera time, became a staple. Albert conducted several interviews and segments on the show over time. Roker continues the daily tradition of birthday wishes to centenarians that began with Scott.
Al reported from inside Hurricane Wilma in 2005. In addition to Roker’s role as Today Show weatherman as well as anchor, Albert co-hosted the third hour of Today called Today’s Take, beginning 12th November 2012. Today’s Take was canceled in 2017, February for Megyn Kelly Today and aired its final episode on 22nd September 2017. After Megyn Kelly Today was canceled in 2018, Al returned to co-host 3rd Hour Today. During the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2013, Al received a handshake from Joe Biden. Years later, as an NBC News reporter at Biden’s own inauguration in 2021, Al received a fist bump from the newly inaugurated president moments before Joe Biden entered the White House.
Al Roker Health Today: Prostate Cancer
On Thursday,7th June 2001, Al underwent a total knee arthroplasty on his left knee. Soon after in 2002, Al underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose weight which he said he did after failing at numerous diets. 8 months after the gastric bypass surgery, the New York Daily News reported he had dropped 100 pounds (45 kg) from his 320 lb (150 kg) figure.
In 2005, Roker had a back operation. In 2016, Al had another knee replacement. Moreover, in October 2018, Al underwent emergency carpal tunnel surgery. Roker later in September 2019, had hip replacement surgery. In 2020, November, Roker disclosed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020, September. Al had a successful operation on November 9th and by November 17th he was at home recovering.
Al Roker Salary And Net Worth
Roker gets an annual average salary of about $ 82,000 to $125000 from his journalism career. Al has accumulated a net worth of about $ 5 Million (2022).
Al Roker Instagram: Twitter
Roker has become quite popular on social media platforms considerably on Instagram, and Twitter while you can also find him on Facebook. Al’s official Instagram page is @alroker which has over 800k Followers and his Twitter page is @alroker.
Most Commonly Asked Questions About Al Roker
How Old Is Al Roker?
Roker is age 67 years as of February 2022, was born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. on 20th August 1954 in Queens, New York City
How Tall Is Al Roker?
Roker is a man of average stature. Al stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches
Who Is Al Roker Married To?
Roker is married and committed to Deborah Roberts. Albert married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on 16th September 1995.
Does Al Roker Have Cancer?
Yes, in 2020, November, Roker disclosed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020, September. Al had a successful operation on November 9th and by November 17th he was at home recovering.