Al Roker Biography
|Date of Birth:||1954 , August-20|
|Age:||67 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr|
|Father||Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr.|
|Birth Place/City||Queens, New York City, New York|
|Working For||NBC News|
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
|Weight in KG||97 kg|
|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|
|TV Show||Today (since 1952)|
Al Roker is an American weather forecaster and a renowned TV personality. He also has built a successful career as an actor and author. He currently serves 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 for an uninterrupted live weather report of 34 hours on November 14, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The media personality has been married to fellow journalist Deborah Roberts since 1995. The couple shares three children; two daughters, Courtney (born in 1987) and Leila (born in 1998), and one son, Nicholas Albert (born in 2002).
Who Is Al Roker?
Al Roker was born as Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. on 20 August 1954, 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.
Roker is 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 the black ethnicity.
As a child, Al 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
Al Roker 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, Al 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.
What Is Al Roker Net Worth In 2020?
Al Roker has collected a considerable amount of net worth from his multiple professions. According to celebrity net worth, his estimated net worth is about $60 million as of 2020. On the other hand, Roker's annual salary is $10 million.
The popular media personality signed a five-year contract for a staggering amount of $50 million which covers his duties on both The Today Show and The Weather Channel.
In 2007, Roker made $7.25 million from his various endeavors.
Roker 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.
He Lives Is a $3 MillionTownhouse
Al Roker along with his second wife Roberts bought the house for $3 million back in 2000. It is located in Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Sources suggest the two purchased their five-floor mansion after the duo sold their old residence for about $1.5 million to an advertising executive.
Other Major Driving Forces In His Journey To $Multimillionaire
Besides, Al also published two books "Morning Show Murders" and "The Midnight Show Murders", the latter of which was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award.
Roker is also quite popular on social media like Facebook and Instagram where he has over 443.3k followers as of 2019. It is also a major part of his net worth. On March 27, 2018, Al was spotted promoting his revised bright blue framed glasses. The glasses are made by a boutique brand Dom Vetro which was founded in Italy and now based in LA. It is worth around $295.
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Al Roker's Wife, Son, Married, And Relationship
Al Roker 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.
Roker then met another journalist named Deborah Roberts, with whom he got involved. He married his second spouse Deborah in 1995 after living together for months, and two decades 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 August of 2002.
Al Roker's Age, Height, Weight Loss, And Other Facts
- Al Roker's age: he is aged 65 years.
- Roker's height: he stands at 5ft 67 inches (1.73m).
- He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is Black.
- After his regular keto diet for a couple of weeks, Roker lost 10 pounds.