Al Roker

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/20/1954, Leo
  • Profession: TV host; weathercaster; producer
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Al Roker Fast Facts:
  • Childhood idol was Bill Cosby.
  • Former college classmate was Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Joined NBC's Today Show as a weatherman and reporter in 1996.
  • Received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1998.
  • Wrote the nonfiction books Don't Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood (2001), Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue (2002), Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook (2003), and Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood (2005).
  • In 2003, began hosting a show on the Food Network called Roker on the Road.
  • Launched Al Roker Productions in 2005.
  • Landed a morning show on the Weather Channel, Wake Up With Al, in 2009.
  • Wrote his first fiction novel, The Morning Show Murders, in 2009.
  • Has received 10 Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • Al Roker Relationships:
  • Alisa Smith - Sister
  • Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. - Father
  • Christopher Roker - Brother
  • Alice Bell - Ex-wife
  • Courtney Roker - Daughter
  • Isabel Roker - Mother
  • Deborah Roberts - Wife
  • Nicholas Albert Roker - Son
  • Leila Ruth Roker - Daughter
  • College:
  • State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY (BA in Communications, 1976)

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