Al Roker Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Weight Loss, Son, Net Worth and Salary

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Al Roker Biography

Al Roker is an American Meteorologist, actor, author, journalist, and television personality. He is working as an anchor on NBC’s Today and co-anchors on NBC Nightly News.

At 10:00 p.m. on November 12, 2014, Eastern Standard Time, Roker attempted to break the unofficial world record set by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal for an uninterrupted 33-hour live weather update. At 8:00 a.m. on November 14, 2014, Eastern Standard Time, Roker, by reporting for 34 hours, set the Guinness World Record. Roker was honored on NBC for 40 years on the December 14, 2018 episode of Today. “The Today Plaza, in his honor, was officially called” Rockefeller Plaza.

Al Roker Age

He was born Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. on the 20th of August 1954 in Queens, New York, U.S. He is 67 years old as of 2022.

Al Roker Family

He is the son of Isabel Roker, who is of Jamaican descent, and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. a bus driver of Bahamian descent. His siblings are not known.

Al Roker Wife

Roker was married to WNBC producer Alice Bell. The couple married in 1984 and later divorced in 1994. A year after their divorce, he married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts, whom they both worked as reporters at has reported for both ABC and NBC. The couple met when Roker joined NBC as a reporter in 1990.

Al Roker Kids (Children)

The couple has three children: two daughters, Courtney, who was born in 1987, and Leila, who was born in 1998, and one son, Nicholas Albert born in 2002.

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Al Roker Education

Roker enrolled at Manhattan’s Xavier High School and later graduated. He served as a member of the Cartooning & Illustration Club of the school on many projects. He then attended New York State University in Oswego, where he graduated with a B.A. in 1976 in telecommunications.

Al Roker Salary

He earns an annual salary of $20 million.

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Al Roker Net Worth

He has made a good fortune from his great career. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Al Roker Height

He is a man of gigantic structure, however, he stands at a height of 5 ft 8 inches tall.

 

Al Roker Weight Loss

Before he was one of the fattest and heaviest people in his field but as of now, he has successfully managed to conquer his obesity through an intense walkout regimen, healthy dieting, and a combined effort of gastric bypass surgery. Although he was able to successfully lose about 140 pounds.

Al Roker Son (Al Roker Jr)

He wrote about his son’s parenting, Nick, 16, who grew up with developmental delays, and his appreciation for the person Nick has become. Al Roker has proudly watched his son evolve from a child struggling to speak and walk as a toddler into a black belt in taekwondo and as a teenager an integral member of the family church.

Mr Al wrote that Nick, who is the youngest of Al’s three children, is “somewhere on the (autism) and maybe obsessive-compulsive.”

Al Roker Journalism

Roker began his career as a weather anchor in New York for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV. Furthermore, he spent two years working there and left in 1976. Later, he moved to Washington after completing his training and joined the independent station WTTG as a weathercast. He then had an opportunity to work for WKYC-TV in Cleveland on NBC. He was promoted and moved to WNBC-TV in his hometown after working there for five years.

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Roker served as a weekend weathercaster and was later hired as a daily weeknight weathercaster for the station. Mr Al began hosting The Al Roker Show, which was a 1995 weekend talk show on CNBC. The anchor later worked on Today as the weekday weathercast. He has been hosting the show since 1996 as the main host. He also covered the Wilma Hurricane from the inside and showed some of the viral videos as well.

For a week, he later hosted “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” followed by Roker on the lane, a food program. Roker has written and published a few books, including The Morning Show Murders, The Midnight Show Murders, and The Talk Show Murders. He set the current Guinness World Record for news, predictions on November 12 from 10:05 PM until around 8:00 AM on November 14. He presented a week-long segment on the Today Show in celebration of the five-game show.

Roker Books

  • The Morning Show Murders: A Novel
  • Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue: 100 Easy Recipes for
  • Backyard Barbecue
  • The Midnight Show Murders: A Billy Blessing Novel
  • Don’t Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood
  • The Talk Show Murders: A Billy Blessing Novel