Those who know what real entertainment is cannot do without mentioning someone like Al Roker as one of the few professional entertainers in the industry. As a leading producer of original, award-winning digital content and TV programs, after reporting for 34 hours in 2014, he set a Guinness World Record. Today, he is respected as a developer of linear and digital programs that you can imagine on any platform or network.
The talented celebrity is from a family of hard-working parents who loved and cherished education. Apart from his work as a labor relations negotiator, Al's father also drove the bus while his mother was a homemaker. However, today, all of those have become history as the 65 years old author and actor has written his name in The Guinness Book of Records. But then, how did it happen, what achievements have been made, and who is Al Roker wife? Find the answer to these questions and more in the following paragraphs.
Albert Lincoln profile summary
- Full name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr
- Date of birth: 20th of August, 1954
- Birthplace: Queens, New York
- Age: 65 years old
- Height: 5 feet and 8 inches (173 cm)
- Nationality: American
- Weight: 78 kg
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Alice Bell ( 1984-1994), Deborah Roberts (1995- present)
- Children: Leila and Nicholas Albert Roker
- Profession: Journalist, Television personality, author, actor, and TV producer
- Net worth: 60 million dollars
Who is Al Roker?
Albert Lincoln Roker is a 65-year old American television personality who rose to stardom appearing as the anchor and weather forecaster on NBC's Today show. He was born in Queens, New York, to Isabel and Albert Lincoln senior, who was of Bahamian descent. Albert attended Xavier High School in Manhattan, where he dedicated himself to several projects involving cartoons and illustrations.
From there, the television personality went further to study at the State University of New York, Oswego branch. There, he majored in graphics communication. However, he took classes in meteorology in a bid to satisfy the science requirement of the university. Eventually, Albert found out that he had a talent for meteorology and his interest in science grew as the course progressed.
After he finished college, he got an opportunity of working at NBC at WKYC-TV in Cleveland. With dedication and passion committed to the work, he got a promotion after five years of working there. His new position granted him the opportunity of moving to his hometown, where he worked with WNBC-TV.
At first, he served as a weekend weathercaster. Then, eight months after, he became the regular weeknight weathercaster for the station. Eventually, he landed the opportunity of presenting as a weekday weather forecaster. Even though he did not hold a degree in meteorology, Albert became known for writing his weather forecasts using NBC's radar instead of the National weather service.
How old is Al Roker?
Al Roker age is presently 65 years. The famous TV personality was born on the 20th of August, 1954. This means that, by August this year, he would be celebrating his 66th birthday.
His body measurements
Some of the fans have always desired to know more about the celebrity they crush on, which is one of the reasons why the question, how tall is Al Roker? has often come up. Interestingly, the people's person Al Roker height is given at 5 feet and 8 inches, an equivalence of 173 centimeters. At the same time, he weighs 78 kilograms.
Movies and books authored
Al is a multi-talented man, no doubt. Since he started a career in the entertainment industry, he has featured in some movies, including the following:
- Quest for Camelot
- My Generation
- The Pirates Band of Misfits
- The Big Year
- Madagascar Escape 2
- Unacompa Minors
- Sharknado 2, 3, 4, & 5
- Kungfu Panda
Also, as a prolific writer, he has the following books to his credit:
- 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
Awards and nominations
It is interesting to know that the weathercaster has been decorated with different awards since he started his career among different nominations. He won the Daytime Emmy under the Outstanding Special Class Program category four times, from 1997 to 2000, and also in 2004 and 2009. Then, in 2007, he yet again won the same award under the Excellence in Morning Programming category.
How did Al Roker lose weight?
Before this time, he used to be one of the fattest and heaviest people that can be pointed at in his field. However, through healthy dieting, a walkout regimen, and a combined effort of gastric bypass surgery, he has been able to overcome obesity without stress. Al Roker weight loss was possible so that he was able to lose 140 pounds.
While sharing his experience before and after he concluded on doing something about his weight, he said, "I used to look at a pint of Häagen-Dazs and call it a serving size. Now I know that I can have a couple of spoonfuls and I'm done." After he has learned some lessons, he also added that "I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing; for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being."
Who is Al Roker married to?
Al Roker is presently married to Deborah Roker. This was after his divorce from his first marriage to Alice Bell in 1994. Alice work as a producer at WNBC. After they got married in 1984, the former Al Roker wife had a beautiful daughter by the name Courtney Roker with Al.
After their marriage ended in 1994, a year later Al Roker married Deborah Roberts, a journalist who had initially been Roker's rival as a reporter for the ABC news. They met in 1990 when Deborah joined NBC as a general assignment reporter. They started as friends and workmates before their relationship budded into a romance.
Eventually, on the 16th of September, 1995, Al Roker and Deborah Roberts were joined together in holy matrimony at the St Thomas Episcopal Church New York.
Al Roker family
Since he married, the celebrity has been blessed with three children. Al Roker children are two daughters: Courtney and Leila. Also, the name of Al Roker son is Nicholas Albert. Courtney came from his union with Alice Bell in 1987, while Leila and Nicholas are from his marriage to Deborah Roberts. Both of them were born in 1998 and 2002, respectively.
Nick, the actor's son, is said to be somewhere in the Autism spectrum and is also described to be prone to "obsessive compulsiveness." He grew up with special needs as he had to struggle with developmental delays, primarily in the areas of speech and walking. Currently, he is a black belt holder in Taekwondo as well as an integral member of the family's church.
How much is Al Roker worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Al Roker net worth is estimated at 60 million dollars. This has been made possible to different deals that he has engaged in. For instance, apart from an annual Al Roker salary of 10 million dollars, the weatherman and producer has also earned part of his net worth from hosting Wake Up with Al, a morning show on the weather channel.
Besides that, not long ago, he signed five years contract with assignment covering The Weather Channel and The Today Show worth $50 million deal.
There is no denying the fact that Al Roker is one of the legends in the entertainment industry today. As an author, actor and television personality, he has a record that many youngsters look forward to breaking someday. With diligence and focus, he has achieved so much for himself. No doubt, his impact on the industry linger in memories.