Al Roker: Wiki, Bio, Age, Health, Weight Loss, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, Birthday, Birthplace, Parents, Children: Al Roker is an American weather presenter, journalist, television personality, and author. He has been working with NBC since 1996. He is the anchor of NBC’s show “Today weather” and also has been a co-host of the “3rd Hour” Show occasionally. Roker has been missing for quite some days from his morning show and people were concerned. on November, 25th, this Friday he revealed in his Instagram post that he has been sick and was hospitalized. Keep Reading this article to know more about his age, sex, height, weight, education, career, wife, children, parents, Weight loss, shows, health issues, and other personal details.
Al Roker Full Name, Birthday, Age, Zodiac
Al Roker was born on 20th August 1954 and is currently 68 years old. His full name is Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. Born on 20th August, his Zodiac Sign or Sun Sign is Leo.
Al Roker School, College, Hometown, Parents
Al Roker was born and brought up in Queens, New York City. His parents were of different ethnicities. Roker’s mother, Isabel Roker was of Jamaican Descent while his father, Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. was of Bahamian Descent. His father was a Bus Driver. He was brought up as a catholic, which was his Mother’s religion.
As a child, he wanted to be a cartoonist. He did his schooling at Xavier High School in Manhattan. After school, he decided to pursue a career in journalism and media and he graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego where he received a B.A. in communications in the year 1976. While in college, he used to work as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate when-Tv which is now known as WTVH in Syracuse, New York for two years. During his college, he also was a DJ at the Campus Radio Station, WNYO.
Al Roker in NBC
He started working at NBC when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland, which was an NBC-owned-and-operated station. He worked there for 5 years after which he was promoted to the network’s flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in his hometown. Later on, he returned to New York and started working as a regular weeknight weathercaster after replacing 27-year WNBC-TV veteran Dr. Frank Field. After that, he mostly worked as a substitute for other famous reporters on the channel, during which he worked as a substitute for Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” and forecaster Joe Witte on the NBC News program “NBC News at Sunrise”.
In, 1995 he had his own show on NBC called “The Al Roker Show” which was a weekend talk show on CNBC. He also gained mass recognition when he was asked to join an episode of the talk show “Late Night with David Letterman“. Soon after he became the forecaster for “Weekend Today” and also occasionally worked as a substitute for Willard Scott, in the weekday edition of “Today”.
Al Roker “Today Show”
He started working on the “Today” Show, on the regular weekday weather slot from 26th January 1996. During his show, he forecasted the weather and interviewed people outside giving them some camera time and this became the main interest of his show. With time, he also innovated other segments. He also continued the daily tradition of wishing birthdays to centenarians which he began with Scott.
Later on, he also started co-hosting the third hour of Today called “Today’s Take”, from November 12, 2012. However, this show was canceled in 2017, when the show “Megyn Kelly Today“ aired. However, this show ran for only a year, after which Roker returned to co-hosting the 3rd hour.
Al Roker “Roker-thon”
Al Roker did a non-stop, 34-hour weather forecast on NBC, from 10:05 p.m. on November 12, 2014, until about 8:00 a.m. on November 14, 2014, which is popularly known as the “Roker-thon”. This event was intended for raising funds for the Crowdrise Campaign to benefit the military and USO. He also did another version of this program named “Roker-thon 2” where he reported weather from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. during the week from November 6 to November 13, 2015. This event aimed at raising funds for the “Feeding America” campaign. He did not stop at two and came back with another version of Roker-thon called “Roker-thon 3” and this time he went to visit different colleges setting a Guinness world record at each one.
Al Roker Other Shows
He has been hosting NBC’s coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995 where he would interview celebrities during the parade and cut ribbons at the beginning of the show. For years from 1996 to 1997, a sports enthusiast Roker hosted a game show on MSNBC called “Remember This?” and in 2008 he also hosted NBC’s “Celebrity Family Feud”. Other than the different NBC shows, Roker also forecasted for other radio Stations such as New York smooth jazz radio station WQCD and Cleveland smooth jazz station WNWV.
Al Roker Books
Al co-authored a series of Murder Mystery books from 2009 featuring Billy Blessing, a celebrity chef turned amateur detective. His second book from the series, “The Midnight Show Murders (2010)”, received a nomination for a 2011 Nero Award. The 2018 movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries with Holly Robinson Peete in the lead role, was based on the 2010 book by Roker called The Morning Show Murders. He along with his wife co-authored a non-fiction book called ” Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times” which was published in 2016. He wrote another book on his weight loss journey called “Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good“, which was published in 2013.
Al Roker Wife, Children
Al Roker married at a very young age but was divorced later on. The name of his first wife is not known. He later married WNBC producer Alice Bell in December 1984 but they divorced again. Roker and Alice adopted their daughter Courtney as an infant in 1987.
He married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts on September 16, 1995. Deborah was a reporter for both ABC and NBC. With Roberts, he has two children, one daughter named Leila and one son named Nicholas.
Al Roker Health Issues & Weight Loss
Al Roker has suffered from a number of health issues for a long time. IN 2001, he had a total knee arthroplasty on his left knee. He was overweight for a long time. He tried several diet plans but all of them failed. So he underwent a Gastric Bypass Surgery and lost 100 pounds. He underwent back surgery in 2005, another knee replacement surgery in 2016, went on emergency carpal tunnel surgery in 2018, and a hip replacement surgery in 2019.
In 2020, he was diagnosed with Prostate cancer, and thankfully the surgery went well and he took a long time resting at his home. Recently, in November 2022 he was hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs. However, he assured me that he is going to be alright and will return as soon as possible.
Roker has voiced in several films. He voiced in Superman: The Animated Series, Quest for Camelot, The Proud Family, Wholey Moses, Cyberchase, Robots, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kung Fu Panda 3, and many others. He also appeared as himself in several films and shows like “Zombieland: Double Tap”, “The Blacklist, Sharknado series”, “The Michael J. Fox Show”, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder”, and many others.
Here is a full bio of Al Roker, his name, age, birthday, birthplace, Zodiac, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, films, awards, shows, career, family, Father, Mother, Wife, Children, Son, Daughter, hobbies, Hair color, body color, Education, school, education, educational qualification, Address and much more.
Al Roker Net Worth and Salary
Roker is a famous weather forecaster and Tv Personality whose Net Worth is 70 million dollars and his Salary is a huge amount of 10 million dollars.
Al Roker Information Table
|Name||Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.|
|Profession||Actor, Reporter, Author|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters – 170cm
meters – 1.7m
feet inches – 5ft 7in
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms – 92kg
in pounds – 205lbs
|Figure Measurements||Not Available|
|Date of Birth||20th August 1954|
|Age (as of 2022)||68 years|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York City|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|School||Xavier High School|
|College/University||State University of New York at Oswego|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program
|Address||Hudson River Valley, New York|
|Hobbies/Interests||Cartoons, Acting, Writing|
|Parents||Father: Albert Lincoln Roker Sr
Mother: Isabel Roker
|Siblings|| Christopher Roker
|Husband/Wife/Spouse||First Wife(name Unknown was divorced)
Nicholas Albert Roker(Son)
|Net Worth||$5.7 billion|
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Lesser Known Facts about Roker
- He has been involved in a controversy regarding the Olympics Logo, where he made some comments on Epilepsy. He was also involved in a controversy where he filed a complaint of racial discrimination against a cab driver.
- He became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.
- During the inauguration of Barack Obama, Roker received a handshake from Joe Biden which might have hinted at their friendship. Years later, as an NBC News reporter at Biden’s own 2021 inauguration, Roker received a fist bump from the newly inaugurated president moments before Biden entered the White House.
- He is an honorary member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
FAQs on The Famous NBC Reporter
1)Is he divorced?
He has been divorced twice however he is currently married.
2)How many kids does h have?
He has a total of 4 kids. He has one daughter whom he adopted with Alce. Roker also has a son and a daughter with Roberts.
3)What is he hospitalized?
He has been to several operations before this. However, he was recently hospitalized due to a blood clot in his lungs.
4)Does he own NBC?
No, he doesn’t own NBC but he has been working with NBC almost all his life.
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