Roker gets 'Honorary Commodore' award", "You've got that right, @alroker. In addition to his role as Today Show weather man and anchor, Roker co-hosted the third hour of Today called Today's Take, beginning November 12, 2012. Well, except for the repeat airing of #Sharknado6 starting right now", "The Blacklist Is Bringing In Al Roker As A Guest Star, But How? [4][5], From 1987 to 1990, she served as bureau chief/NASA field reporter/weekend news co-anchor at WFTV, a local television station in Orlando, Florida. [5] He was raised Catholic[5] (in the faith of his mother) and graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan.

Roker has hosted NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995, where he provides commentary along with some of his Today Show colleagues. Roberts has contributed to other of the network's platforms, including Good Morning America, Primetime, Nightline, and The Katie Couric Show. ", BOTH MEN AND WOMEN LIE ABOUT WEIGHT: STUDY. During his time in Oswego, he also DJ'd at the campus radio station, WNYO. In 1995, he became the host of The Al Roker Show,[10] a weekend talk show on CNBC. On Thursday, June 7, 2001, Roker underwent a total knee arthoplasty (replacement, or "TKA") on his left knee. [6] He also substituted on the weekday edition of Today[6] when Willard Scott was ill or away. "On a Saturday she'd get up, get dressed to run and I'd be sitting on the couch or making breakfast for the kids and was quite happy about our choices. [34], "Remember that controversial Olympic logo for the 2012 Olympics in London? Being a sluggish guy married to a sporty wife wasn't easy, Al Roker says -- and he wants other "mixed-weight couples" to know they're not alone. Roker initially wanted to be a cartoonist. ", When he mentions Sunday's weather forecast on weekdays, often he repeats the word "Sunday", imitating the, During the first inaugural parade of President, Roker holds the record for most appearances on, Roker appeared as the guest ring announcer at, In 2018, Roker appeared in episode 400 of, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 18:41. "It's not that we don't love you; it's not that we don't care. "And I said, 'Look, it's not about you. When she was a little girl she looked darker to me, looks very light in those pictures. [11] A popular viral video shows him swept off his feet by the fierce wind and clinging to the cameraman.[11].

We know we need to lose weight. when giving his weather report", "Entire 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade", "Al gets 'first interview' with President Barack Obama", "We salute you Al! [24] They divorced in 1994. Fox claims his short-term memory is ‘shot’ as a result of his Parkinson’s disease, SEE IT: Bernie Sanders predicted exactly how whirlwind election night would play out for Trump, Race against time to reach 5-year-old boy trapped in 200-foot-deep well. ", The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, "Al Roker chats with Mad Dog & Billie on Toronto's MIX FM", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Al_Roker&oldid=986911911, 21st-century American non-fiction writers, African-American television personalities, State University of New York at Oswego alumni, Xavier High School (New York City) alumni, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Articles with dead external links from October 2016, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia pending changes protected pages, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The Pirate Who Likes Sunsets and Kittens (voice), At the end of the weather segment, when cutting to local broadcasters for regional updates, he says, "That's what's going on around the country. Well, we asked you to weigh in on our website in an informal poll; those of you who could get up off the floor after shaking around were able to actually log in"[35], The following day Roker stated, "I started joking about [the logo]. It's just that right now, we're not prepared to deal with it for whatever reason, whether it's emotionally or physically. "We know we're fat. They met in 1990. Roberts hosts Lifetime Live on Lifetime Television, a cable and satellite television channel. He attended the State University of New York at Oswego where he received a B.A. In July and September 2006, she was a guest host on The View, a talk show produced by ABC Daytime, a division of ABC. Al Roker was born in Queens, New York,[4] the son of Isabel, of Jamaican descent, and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr.,[5] a bus driver of Bahamian descent. [25] She met Roker when she joined NBC in 1990 as a reporter. She, on the other hand, was not. he said. Roker stated on Twitter that a "cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. The "Today" weatherman, who's been open about the good, bad and ugly of his dramatic weight loss via gastric bypass, spoke out Thursday about the strain his extra pounds put on his marriage. Roker also shared his blunt advice for the thinner half of the couple: Just shut up. Roker returned to New York City in late 1983 as a weekend weathercaster, and within eight months became the station's regular weeknight weathercaster. Roker's career with NBC began in 1978 when he was hired at WKYC in Cleveland, then an NBC owned-and-operated station. Roker and Roberts in 2000, before his dramatic weight loss. Early life. [22], In 2016, the non-fiction book Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times, written by Roker and his wife Deborah Roberts, was published.[23]. [29], In 2005, he had a back operation.

[20], Writing with Dick Lochte, Roker co-authored a series of murder mysteries beginning in 2009 that feature Billy Blessing, a celebrity chef turned amateur detective. Today's Al Roker's daughter, Courtney Roker, has spent much of her life out of the spotlight. [36][37][38], American weather presenter, television and radio personality, Full time on the Today show (1996–present), CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Jinah Kim (business and technology correspondent), Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, "Watch #Rokerthon live: Al attempts World Record for longest weather report", "Lenny Kravitz gives Arch Digest a look inside his Brazil home", "I played AT40 at my college station WOCR 640AM SUNY Oswego 1973-1975", "Rokerthon 2 is on! Roker conducted more interviews and segments on the show over time. The second book in the series, The Midnight Show Murders (2010), was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award. In 2005, Roker reported from inside Hurricane Wilma. Roker's comments follow a scientific study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships that found mixed-weight couples argue more, especially when the female half of the relationship was the overweight one. We understand and know that this is a serious affliction and would never joke about that. Roker is a game show fan. [7] He worked on several projects as a member of the school's Cartooning & Illustration Club. In September 2019, he had a hip replacement surgery. "It kind of ticked her off a little bit; she said, 'Wait a minute, I'm the runner in the family!' Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts hit a rough patch while arguing about his weight, the 'Today' weather anchor admits. The Today Plaza was officially named the "Rokerfeller Plaza" in his honor. Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, are beyond proud of their son, Nick, who has special needs.. Roker provided forecasts for several radio stations, including the New York smooth jazz radio station WQCD (101.9 FM) and for Cleveland smooth jazz station WNWV (107.3 FM), through a service called the "Al Roker Radio Weather Network", distributed by United Stations Radio Networks. Roker received wider exposure when David Letterman asked him to join in an elevator race on an episode of the talk show Late Night with David Letterman, which taped across the hall from the WNBC news studio in the GE Building. He has appeared as a celebrity player on both Merv Griffin game shows Jeopardy!

At that time, he had already worked for the network for some years and thus knew his way around. [2], On November 12, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Roker attempted to beat the unofficial world record for an uninterrupted live weather report of 33 hours held by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal. As Roker's weight peaked at 340 pounds, wife Deborah Roberts, a correspondant for ABC's "20/20," was "upset, frustrated and angry" about his inability to change. He is the current weather anchor on NBC's Today. In particular, couples who ate together reported a higher level of conflict. "My wife is a size 4; she runs, she works out and it became a problem in our marriage," Roker said in a first-person piece on Today.com.

[17] and Wheel of Fortune. My mom attended Al's wedding to Deborah and his brother's wedding. He was raised Catholic (in the faith of his mother) and graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. In early 1996, Scott announced his semi-retirement from Today. Al Roker hits the road for record-breaking effort", "Al Roker's 50-state 'Rokerthon 2' begins", "Al Roker headed back to Broadway with singing role in 'Waitress, "Morning Show Mysteries: Murder on the Menu - Cast", "Al Roker, Deborah Roberts write about their marriage", "The skinny on Roker's weight loss: Gastric bypass", "Inside Al Roker's road to recovery after knee replacement", "Al Roker Is 'Feeling Great' After Undergoing Emergency Carpal Tunnel Surgery", "Al Roker Files Complaint Claiming NYC Taxi Ignored Him in Favor of White Customer", "Al Roker Says an N.Y.C. He has an inactive American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238.

So it turns out, Al and Deborah first met when Al was married to his first wife, Alice Bell. Al Roker/Instagram Al Roker with wife Deborah Roberts and their son Nick. [6] Roker initially wanted to be a cartoonist. But that's a good problem to have.". It's about me.'". After Megyn Kelly Today was cancelled in 2018, Roker returned to co-host 3rd Hour Today.

[1] Roker also serves as co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News. [28] Roker wrote about his battle with weight loss in Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good, published in 2013. She graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982.