Al Roker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Aug, 2018
Facts of Al Roker
Date of Birth: 1954 , August-20
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Al Roker
Birth Name Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr
Father Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr.
Mother Isabel Roker
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Queens, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Television presenter
Working For NBC News
Net Worth 30 Million Dollar
Weight in KG 97 kg
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Deborah Roberts (m. 1995), Alice Bell (m. 1984)
Children Leila Roker, Nicholas Albert Roker
Divorce Alice Bell (m. 1994)
Education Xavier High School
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
TV Show Today (since 1952)
Siblings Christopher Roker
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Al Roker is an American weather forecaster, journalist, TV personality, actor, and author. He works as a weather anchor on NBC's Today and also appears occasionally as a co-anchor on NBC Nightly News. Roker set the Guinness World Record on November 14, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, by reporting for 34 hours.

He has been married to Alice Bell from 1984-1994. He married fellow journalist Deborah Roberts in 1995. The couple shares three children; two daughters, Courtney (born 1987) and Leila (born 1998), and one son, Nicholas Albert (born 2002).

Early Life And Education Of Al Roker

Al Roker was born as Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. in Queens, New York, United States of America. He was born to a Jamaican mother named Isabel and his father Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr. used to drive around a bus.

He was the only child born to the couple and was raised in little discomfort as the family didn’t have enough money to spend lavishly. Fascinated by cartoons as a kid, he wanted to become a cartoonist as he grew up. Al was good with math and was also a very good sketch artist. He is an American by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.

As a child, he studied at the Xavier High School in Manhattan and was a good student in the class. He was also a basketball player and participated in many tournaments from his school’s team.

Al Roker's Career

He was also an active member of the school’s Cartooning & Illustration Club. Upon graduation, he went to study at the State University of New York which is located in Oswego.

There, he changed his priority from being a cartoon artist to Mass communications. He graduated from there in 1976 and after successful academics, started on with a good job. He was brought up as a Catholic, as his mother was one.

Starting his career with CBS, Al has covered many stories for different channels now. He has made many fans throughout the world through his dedication and work. A well-mannered person, he is likable and possesses a good sense of humor.

Al Roker's Net Worth And Salary

Al Roker's estimated net worth is about $30 million at present and earns a good amount of salary, from his career. As a result, he can make friends very easily and seems to have got many of them. 

He works as a weather anchor on NBC's Today and also appears occasionally as a co-anchor on NBC Nightly News. He set a Guinness World Record in 2014 for reporting for 34 hours.

His two books have been published so far, "Morning Show Murders" and "The Midnight Show Murders", the latter of which was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award. 

Al Roker's Personal Life

Al is a married man, and not just once. His first wife was a reporter named Alice Bell. After the two met at the start of each’s career and as both of them were single, they started to date. After being in a relationship for some time, they decided to take the next step and thus got married in September of 1984.

They lived together for almost 10 long years and also had a daughter together named Courtney who was born in 1987. But they could not handle their relationship and thus after 10 long years got divorced in 1994.

He then met another journalist named Deborah Roberts, with whom he got involved. Her married Deborah in 1995 after living together for months, and 20 years have passed since the couple has been together and happy. With Deborah, Al has got two more children; a daughter named Leila who was born in 1998 and a son named Nicholas, born in the August of 2002.