Al Roker Biography (1954-)

Full name, Albert Lincoln Roker; born August 20, 1954, in Queens, NY; son ofAlbert Lincoln, Sr. (a bus driver, dispatcher, and labor relations negotiator) and Isabel Roker; married Alice Bell, December 22, 1984 (divorced); marriedthird wife, Deborah Roberts (a news correspondent), September 16, 1995; children: (second marriage) Courtney; (third marriage) Leila Ruth. Addresses: Office: NBC News, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1420, New York, NY 10112-0002.; Agent: Harry Walker Agency, Inc., 355 Lexington Ave., 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Broadcast weather reporter
Birth Details
August 20, 1954
Queens, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Weekend weather reporter, Live at 5, WNBC (New York City), 1983-1984
  • Weekday weather reporter, Live at 5, WNBC, 1984-1996
  • Weather reporter, Weekend Today, NBC, 1987-1995
  • Substitute weather reporter, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1988-1995
  • Host, Al Roker (talk show), CNBC, 1993-1996
  • Weather reporter, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1995-?
  • Weather reporter, Live at 5, WNBC, 1996-2000
  • Feature reporter, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1996-?
  • Host, Remember This? (quiz show), MSNBC, 1996-1997
  • Host, Going Places, PBS, 1997
  • Specials
  • Christmas at Rockefeller Center, NBC, annually, 1985-?
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, annually, 1995-?
  • Narrator, Savage Skies (documentary), PBS, 1996
  • Host, National Spelling Bee Championship Finals, CNBC, 1996
  • Host, Tournament of Roses Parade, 1996
  • Host, Al Roker's World Championship Barbecue, Food Network, 1999
  • NY TV: By the People Who Made It, 1999
  • Host, Al Roker's Bahamas Reunion, Food Network, 2000
  • Host, Al Roker's Dining on the Strip, Food Network, 2000
  • Host, Al Roker's Midwest Fest, Food Network, 2000
  • Host, Al Roker's Colonial Christmas, Food Network, 2000
  • Host, Al Roker's Around the World in New York City, Food Network,2001
  • Also appeared in What It's Like to Be Al, MTV.
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "The Cigar Store Indian," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993
  • Himself, "Pandora's Box," Mad about You, NBC, 1994
  • Guy, "President," NewsRadio, NBC, 1996
  • Dr. Benjamin, "New Year," The Single Guy, NBC, 1997
  • Voice of weather man, "Little Girl Lost: Part 1," Superman, The WB, 1998
  • Himself, "Chambraigne," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999
  • Himself, "Acting Out," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000
  • Sesame Street, PBS, 2001
  • Also appeared on Hollywood Squares, syndicated.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Managing editor and segment producer, Going Places, PBS, 1997
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Al Roker's World Championship Barbecue, Food Network, 1999
  • Al Roker's Bahamas Reunion, Food Network, 2000
  • Al Roker's Dining on the Strip, Food Network, 2000
  • Al Roker's Midwest Fest, Food Network, 2000
  • Al Roker's Colonial Christmas, Food Network, 2000
  • Al Roker's Around the World in New York City, Food Network, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Some sources cite an appearance in the film Quest for Camelot, 1998.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator, Don't Make Me Stop This Car! Adventures in Fatherhood, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Don't Make Me Stop This Car! Adventures in Fatherhood, self-illustrated, Scribner (New York City), 2000
  • Columnist for Parents. Contributor to periodicals, including TVGuide.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 12, Gale, 1996
    • Roker, Al, Don't Make Me Stop This Car! Adventures in Fatherhood,self-illustrated, Scribner (New York City), 2000
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 11, 1994, p. 42; January 31, 1997,p. 43
    • New York, August 17, 1987, p. 20
    • New York Times, September 2, 1992, pp. C1, C10
    • Parade, January 5, 1997
    • People Weekly, October 2, 1995, p. 72; April 12, 1999, pp. 85, 86,88
    Electronic
    • Al Roker Web Site, http://www.roker.com, December 5, 2001
    • Dadmag, http://www.dadmag.com, December 5, 2001

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