Al Roker with his father Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr.
Al Roker‘s father Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr. was a New York City bus driver. Not only Al and his wife, but also his dad was upset due to his obesity. He made a promise to lose weight to his dad at his deathbed. His father died in 2001 and he 340 pounds weighed Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002.