Albert Lincoln “Al” Roker Jr. is the current weather anchor on NBC’s Today. Roker also serves as co-host on 3rd Hour Today, although the latter was not officially announced by NBC News.
Al Roker is an American weather presenter, journalist, television personality, actor, author, producer, and business owner.
Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. was born on August 20, 1954, in the borough of Queens, New York City, New York, to Isabel and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. His mother is of Jamaican descent whiles his father worked as a bus driver and is of Bahamian descent.
How tall is Al Roker of the Today Show?
Al Roker stands tall at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
What is Al Roker Net Worth?
Albert Lincoln “Al” Roker Jr has a net worth of $70 million dollars. Al Roker is most widely recognized as the longtime weatherman on NBC’s “The Today Show” and serves as a co-host on “3rd Hour Today.” He also hosted the “Wake Up with Al” morning show on The Weather Channel from 2009 to 2015.
Al Roker is presently married to fellow journalist Deborah Roberts and has three children including Courtney (adopted in 1987), Leila (born November 17, 1998) and Nicholas (born July 18, 2002).
Al’s NBC salary is $10 million per year. His most recent contract is a 5-year, $50 million deal that covers his duties on both “The Today Show “and The Weather Channel. Roker has broken several Guinness World Records with his “Rokerthon” events, and in 2018, the Today Plaza was renamed “Rokerfeller Plaza” to honor Al’s 40 years with NBC. In 2018 and 2019, Roker appeared in “Waitress: The Hit Broadway Musical” to rave reviews.
Al was married to WNBC producer Alice Bell from 1984 until 1994, and they adopted a daughter, Courtney, who was born in 1987. Roker married journalist Deborah Roberts in 1995; they met in 1990 when they were both working at NBC, and they welcomed daughter Leila in 1998 and son Nicolas in 2002.
Roker has had several medical procedures, including a knee replacement surgery in 2001 and 2006, gastric bypass surgery in 2002, back surgery in 2005, emergency carpal tunnel surgery in 2018, and hip replacement surgery in 2019. He has been very open about his battle with weight loss, and he started running in 2010, competing in that year’s ING New York City Marathon. Al is also known for his charity work and is a supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities (serving on their Friends of RMHC board); he has also raised funds for the Crowdrise Campaign and Feeding America with his “Rokerthon” events.
In 2000, Roker and Roberts sold their prewar co-op on East 68th Street for $1.5 million and bought a $3.25 million Manhattan brownstone. The couple did some renovations after buying their new home, expanding the kitchen because Al loves to cook. Al and Deborah also own a house in Hudson Valley, and Roker did his “Today Show” broadcasts from this home during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.