- A ten-time Emmy Award winner,
- Al conducts celebrity interviews, cooking segments, technology updates
Al Roker: As weatherman and a host of NBC’s The Today Show, Al Roker greets more than 30 million viewers each week as America prepares for work. A ten-time Emmy Award winner, Al conducts celebrity interviews, cooking segments, technology updates, and a continuing series for Today called “Today’s Dad,” featuring parenting tips for fathers. Host of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Rose Bowl Parade, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center, Al has also presided over his own talk show on CNBC, Al Roker, and hosted MSNBC’s information quiz show, Remember This?, which earned Al a 1997 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Raised in Queens, NY, Al received a BA in communications and later an honorary doctorate from the State University in Oswego. He began his broadcasting career while still in college by landing a job as a weekend weatherman at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, NY, in 1974. After graduation, he moved on to weathercasting jobs in Washington, DC, and Cleveland, OH, before becoming the weekend weathercaster at WNBC in New York in 1983.
In addition to his network duties, Roker has carved out a successful career as an entrepreneur. Two of the most successful projects include the critically acclaimed special on PBS about severe weather, Savage Skies, and a highly rated travel series called Going Places. Other projects include Roker on the Road for Food Network and a series of specials, including Al Roker’s World Championship Barbecue, Al Roker’s Midwest Fest, Al Roker’s Dining on the Strip, and Al Roker’s Around the World in New York City. Al Roker Productions has also partnered with Lifetime, Court TV, and Fine Living.
Books by Al Roker
- Don’t Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood
- Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue
- Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook