Know About Al Roker; Wife, Family, Net Worth, Weight Loss, Facts

Published Date: 17 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 17 Mar, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Al Roker has been appearing in the television media for more than two decades. Apart from his profession, he a proud father of three children.

Al Roker is an American weather forecaster and television personality, who now serves as a weather anchor on NBC’s Today. He also appears as a co-host of 3rd Hour Today on the network.

Al Roker Family, Education

Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. was born on 20 August 1954 in Queens, New York. He is the son of Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. and Isabel Roker. His father of Bahamian descent was a bus driver and his mother is of Jamaican descent. He grew up with siblings Alisa, Desireé, Patricia and Christopher Roker. His brother Christopher is the Chief executive officer at NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC).

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Roker with a height of 5 feet 6 inches attended Xavier High School in Manhattan. He received a B.A. in communications from the State University of New York at Oswego at the age of 22. Initially wanted to be a cartoonist and even worked on his high school’s Cartooning & Illustration Club.

How Much Is Al Roker’s Net Worth?

Roker has been appearing on Today show as weatherman and anchor since 1996. Besides, he hosted a game show on MSNBC called Remember This? from 1996 to 1997. He is known for hosting NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud. Moreover, he has hosted several shows on Food Network such as Roker on the Road, and Tricked-Out Tailgating.


Al Roker appears as a weather anchor on NBC’s Today Show (Picture: Hollywood Reporter)

Well, the talented personality earns a yearly salary of $10 million from his profession. He currently enjoys the net worth of an estimated $60 million. Furthermore, he owns a lavish five-story house in Manhattan, which he bought in 2005.

Married Life; Wife, Children

Well, Roker is a twice-married man. He first married WNBC producer Alice Bell on 22 December 1984. However, they divorced after 10 years of marriage in 1994. They have an adopted daughter named Courtney, born in 1987.

After a year of their divorce, he married journalist Deborah Roberts on 16 September 1995. Deborah, aged 59 now serves as an ABC News Network Correspondent. She is the winner of an Emmy Award and a Clarion Award for her reporting. The couple shares two children; a daughter named Leila (born in November 1998) and a son named Nicholas Albert (born on 18 July 2002).

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Weight Loss

Roker is now enjoying a much-healthier lifestyle maintaining a proper weight. However, in his early career days, he struggled with his weight behind the scenes. He even underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose more than 100 pounds in 2002.

Moreover, in 2019, he revealed that he lost about 40 pounds after following the ketogenic diet since September 2018.

Some Interesting Facts About Al Roker

  • Al Roker, Roker set the Guinness World Record by reporting for 34 hours on 14 November 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Because of the coronavirus outbreak, he did the weather to Today live from his kitchen during self-isolation on 17 March 2020.
  • Roker and his wife Deborah published a non-fiction book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times in 2016.
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