Al Roker Biography
Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. is well known as an American weather presenter, television personality, journalist, and author. In addition, he is the current weather anchor on NBC’s Today, and also occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today. Besides, he has an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238.
How old is Al Roker? – Age
The weather presenter is 69 years old as of 2023. He was born on 20 August 1954, in Queens, New York, United States, where he grew up.
How tall is Al Roker? – Height
Roker is 5 feet 4 inches (1.65 m) tall.
Al Roker Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Roker is the son of the son of Isabel, of Jamaican descent, and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. who is a bus driver of Bahamian descent. He before wanted to be a cartoonist. He was as well raised as Catholic, his mother’s faith. Likewise, he was raised along side his siblings; Christopher Roker, Alisa Smith.
Al Roker’s Education
Roker attended and graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. He went to the State University of New York at Oswego where he earned a B.A. in communications in 1976.
Is Al Roker Married? – Husband
Roker married Alice Bell, who is a WNBC producer in December 1984. He and Bell also adopted daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987. They later divorced. He besides married TV journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. They are blessed with daughter Leila (born November 17, 1998) and son Nicholas (born July 18, 2002).
Al Roker Career
Roker served as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (currently WTVH) in Syracuse, New York from 1974 until 1976, while he became enrolled at SUNY Oswego. Through his time in Oswego, he as well DJ’d at the campus radio station, WNYO. Adding to the completion of his studies, he moved to Washington, D.C. and took a weathercasting position at independent station WTTG, later owned by Metromedia, remaining there for much of the next two years.
His career with NBC started in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland, then an NBC owned-and-operated station. After a period of five years in Cleveland, he became promoted to the network’s flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown. Roker later moved to New York City in late 1983 as a weekend weathercaster, and within eight months was the station’s regular weeknight weathercaster. In addition, Roker replaced 27-year WNBC-TV veteran Dr. Frank Field, who as well left the network over a contract dispute.
Roker earned wider exposure when David Letterman asked him to join in an elevator race on an episode of the talk show Late Night along with David Letterman, which also taped across the hall from the WNBC news studio in the GE Building. Moreover, this led to Roker becoming the forecaster for Weekend Today. Besides, he substituted on the weekday edition of Today when Willard Scott became ill or away.
Al Roker Net Worth
Citing her career, Roker has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Al Roker‘s Instagram
You can find and follow Roker on Instagram using the account name: @AlRoker