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New York, New York, USA
Claim to Fame
Presenting the weather on NBC`s The Today Show, since 1996
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The winner of many Emmy and Daytime Emmy awards, Al Roker is one of America`s favorite weathermen. Presenting the weather on NBC`s The Today Show, since 1996, Roker has made guest appearances on several other television programs, including, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Will and Grace, and Sesame Street. He has written three books, one on parenthood, and two cookbooks.
Born August 20, 1954, in Queens, NY, Roker began his broadcasting career while still in college by landing a job as a weekend weatherman for WTVH-TV in Syracuse, NY in 1974. He went on to forecast the weather on TV stations in Washington, DC, and Cleveland, OH, finally making it to WNBC-TV in NY as the weekend forecaster in 1983. In 1994, he founded Al Roker Productions, Inc, which produced the critically acclaimed special on PBS about severe weather, Savage Skies, and a highly rated travel series, Going Places. A familiar face on TV, Roker conducts celebrity interviews, cooking segments, technology updates, and a continuing series for Today called "Today`s Dad," featuring parenting tips for fathers.
Roker is married and has two daughters and a son.
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Xavier High School, NY
State University of New York at Oswego, NY
Full Name at Birth
Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr.
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Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. From Monday, July 20, 2009 to Friday, October 2, 2015, he co-hosting his morning show, Wake Up with Al, on The Weather Channel, which aired weekdays live from 5:30 to 7:00 am ET one hour and a half earlier than Today. Roker also appears occasionally on NBC Nightly News. He holds an expired American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238. Writing with Dick Lochte, Roker began a series of murder mysteries in 2009 that feature Billy Blessing, a celebrity chef turned amateur detective. The second book in the series, The Midnight Show Murders (2010), was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award. On November 12, 2014, 10 PM EST, Roker attempted to beat the previous unofficial world record for an uninterrupted live weather report of 33-hours held by Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal. On November 14, 2014, 8 AM EST, Roker set the new official Guinness World Record by reporting for 34-hours.