Al Roker is a famous American actor, author, journalist, television personality, and weather forecaster. Al Roker is most renowned as the long-time weatherman on NBC’s Today Show. Sometimes, he appears as the co-anchor on NBC Nightly News. Also, AL Roker hosts in ‘Wake Up with Al’ on NBC’s ‘The Weather Channel.’ Al Roker is an inactive no.238 member of American Meteorological Society Television Seal. Continue reading to find the net worth of Al Roker as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Al Roker was born as Albert Lincoln Roker Jr on 20th August 1954 in Queens, New York, the US. Al Roker’s parents are Isabel (of Jamaican descent), and Albert Lincoln Roker Sr. (Bahamian descent). His father was a bus driver. Al Roker was brought up as a Catholic, his mother’s faith. Al Roker studied from Xavier High School in Manhattan.
Initially, Al Roker wished to be a cartoonist. As a member of his school’s Cartooning & Illustration Club, Al Roker contributed in numerous projects. Later, in 1976, Al Roker graduated with B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Al Roker was married to Alice Bell from 1984 to 1994 when the couple divorced. In 1995, Al Roker married Deborah Roberts. Al Roker has three children named Albert Roker, Leila Roker, and Nicholas.
According to ‘25 Things You Did Not Know About Me’ article in Us Weekly issue (July 2011), Al Roker was the first cousin of late actress Roxie Roker. The late actress was famous for enacting as Helen Willis on the sitcom, ‘The Jeffersons.’ Also, Roxie Roker was the mother of Lenny Kravitz, the popular rock musician. This information confirmed that Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are second cousins.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Al began his career as a weatherman for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (now WTVH) in Syracuse, New York (1974-1976). At that time, Al Roker was a student at SUNY Oswego. Later, AL Roker relocated to Washington, D.C. where he became the weather reporter of an independent station, WTTG. In 1978, Al Roker worked for five years at WKYC, Cleveland, and then joined flagship station of NBC in New York City.
Al Roker got gradually promoted to various ranks at NBC stations and shows. In 1990, Al Roker substituted for Willard Scott on the show, ‘Today Show’. Also, Al Roker hosts ‘Wake Up With Al’ that is broadcast weekdays from 5:30 am to 7:00 am on the weather channel. As a television personality, through his morning discussions, Al Roker has provided with long-term solutions especially in matters of relationship.
In 2009, Al Roker and Dick Lochte published a series of murder mystery books. They have published two books namely, ‘Morning Show Murders’ and ‘The Midnight Show Murders.’ Al Roker got nominated for the 2011s Nero Award. Also, Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, have published books, ‘Been There,’ ‘Done That Family Wisdom for Modern Times’ (2016). In 2014, Al Roker set the record for reporting 34 hours on Guinness World Record.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The current net worth of Al Roker is $35 million. Al Roker’s income comes from his profession as a radio announcer, writer of his published books, an actor, and television personality. Al Roker as a celebrity loves luxurious cars such as Mercedes Benz. Al Roker is well versed with all types of social issues, and he is the best guide to resolve any problems. Al Roker enjoys traveling and touring, and last year from September to December he traveled in Africa.
Al Roker continues to work as the weatherman for NBC Channel. Also, Al Roker hosts the show ‘Wake Up With Al’ aired on television from 5:30 am to 7:00 am every weekday. Al Roker has a fascination for luxury cars and enjoys traveling and tourism.