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A graduate of Xavier High School in Manhattan, Al Roker received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the State University of New York at Oswego. He graduated from the university in 1976 but had begun his career in 1974.
He served as a weather anchor for CBS-affiliated WHEN-TV from 1974 to 1976 before moving to Washington D.C. to work with WTTG-TV. He remained with the channel for two years gathering valuable experience and knowledge.
Roker’s career graph picked up the pace in 1978 when he united with Cleveland-based, the then NBC affiliated WKYC-TV. His five years long association with the channel got him promoted to work with his hometown-based channel WNBC-TV. His career thrived in New York and after only eight months into WNBC-TV, he was named a regular weeknight weathercaster.
Al Roker was a regular substitute on NBC News at Sunrise from 1983 to 1996 and on Today Show from 1990 to 1995. He became a host of his own show called The Al Roker Show and a game show called Remember This? before finally becoming the full-time weather reporter of the Today Show on 26 January 1996.
Roker is associated with NBC till date, and he has made various highlights, often by displaying an uncommon devotion to his work. In recent time, rumors were in the media which claimed that Roker was on the verge of leaving NBC. The news has been considered as a hoax since it has not been confirmed by any authentic sources.
An invaluable part of NBC, Al Roker reportedly receives an annual salary of $8 million. It is also reported that he has accumulated a net worth of $30 million till date.