How much is Al Roker’s salary and net worth in 2017? Know his income sources
Al Roker earns a lucrative salary from NBC, which has resulted in his huge net worth of $30 million. He has been a part of famous Today show since 1996. Apart from being one of the top weathermen in American TV, he is also a celebrated non-fiction and cookbook author.
How much is Al Roker’s salary from Today Show?
Al Roker joined Today on January 26, 1996, substituting Willard Scott, who left his position on the weekday edition due to his illness. He has been serving the position ever since. While authentic sources are yet to confirm the reports, it is assumed that he receives a hefty salary of $8 million for his contribution on Today.
Since he officially joined the show, he has always been known for his reporting and weather forecasting skills. He became popular for doing forecasts outside the studio, interviewing audiences and giving camera time for some. As time progressed, he went on doing more interviews and segments. In addition to being a weather man, Roker also hosts the third-hour segment of Today calledToday’s Take.
One of his notable weather reporting was in 2005 when he reported from inside Hurricane Wilma. A popular footage of him not giving up even when the powerful gust of Hurricane swept off his feet is still available on the web.
Starting his career from a Syracuse-based CBS affiliate, WHEN-TV in 1974, he served various positions at several local stations including NBC-affiliate WKYC-TV and WNBC-TV. His valuable experience as a weather forecaster on the show NBC News at Sunrise helped him earn his current famous position.
Al Roker is also a culinary artist, author, and actor
Al Roker is an avid barbecue lover, who can be seen hosting programs like Roker on the Road and Tricked-Out Tailgating on Food Network.
He has also written a few cookbooks like Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue: More Than 125 Recipes for Family Celebrations All Year Long, and Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue: 100 Easy Recipes for Barbecue and Grilling.
In 2009, Roker and Dick Lochte began co-authoring a series of murder mysteries that feature Billy Blessing, a celebrity chef-turned-amateur-detective. The first in the series, The Morning Show Murders, was released in 2009. The second installment, The Midnight Show Murders, which was nominated for a 2011 Nero Award, was released in 2010. The third in the series, The Talk Show Murders, came in 2011.
His first book was Don’t Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood released in 2000. In his book Never Goin’ Back (2012), he has detailed about his weight loss battle.
His 2015 release, The Storm of the Century is about deadliest natural disasters in American history. He has labeled the book as the haunting and inspiring story of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons to today’s age of extreme weather.
His latest book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times (2016), which he co-wrote with his wife depicts the important story of their lives.
As an actor, Al Roker has made cameo appearances in dozens of small and big-screen productions. Likewise, he has lent his voice to a number of animated movies and TV series like Quest for Camelot, The Proud Family, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball series, The Simpsons, and much more.