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Al Roker Biography

Birth Name:
Albert Lincoln Roker Jr.
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
TV host, weathercaster, producer

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


  • Christopher Roker -- Brother
  • Courtney Roker -- Daughter
  • Leila Ruth Roker -- Daughter
  • Alice Bell -- Ex-wife
  • Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. -- Father
  • Isabel Roker -- Mother
  • Alisa Smith -- Sister
  • Nicholas Albert Roker -- Son