Deborah Roberts is a television journalist on the ABC News. She is also recognized as Today‘s anchor Al Rocker’s wife. She is the co-author of the book Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times.
Deborah Roberts Wiki: Early life bio and career
Deborah Roberts was born on September 20, 1960, in Perry, Georgia, U.S.A., to Benjamin Roberts and Ruth Roberts. Her birth name is Deborah Ann Roberts. In 1982, she graduated with a degree in journalism from University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens, Georgia.
She started her journalism career at WTVM in Columbus, Georgia, the same year she graduated. She then moved to work with Knoxville, Tennessee-based WBIR. She worked at WFTV as a weekend news co-anchor, bureau chief and NASA field reporter for three years and then joined NBC News in 1990.
In 1995, Deborah started working at ABC News as a correspondent for 20/20 and substitute anchor for World News Tonight Weekend and Good Morning America. She worked as a guest host on a talk show, The View, in July and September 2006. She has also contributed to other programs like Good Morning America, The Katie Couric Show, Nightline, and Primetime.
Roberts was awarded the University of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1992 for her success in the journalism career.
Deborah Roberts and husband Al Roker have been married for over two decades
Deborah Roberts tied the knot to Al Roker on 16 September 1995. Her husband is a well-recognized weather anchor, actor, and author. In 1990, Deborah met Al Rocker when she was working for NBC.
They have a daughter named Leila Roker (born 1998) and a son named Nicholas Albert Roker (born August 2002). The couple is raising another daughter named Courtney whom Al Roker had adopted with his previous wife. They reside in New York City.
The couple has been together for 22 long years and is still going strong with their relationship. They do have some differences but the couple focuses on being together and solving the misunderstandings.
Deborah explained, “I love the fact that he tries to take things in stride in a very warm and funny way.” Roker has also said some beautiful words about his wife. Roker believes Deborah is a very compassionate person and that she has instilled that in their kids and a lot of it’s rubbed off on him as well. He also stated “When we had Leila, it became a difficult point in our marriage because I was already working mornings, and ABC came to her and said, ‘We’d like you to do the news person’s job on Good Morning America.’ Deborah decided to step back. Her career suffered some for it. You always feel guilty about that.”
How much is Deborah Roberts’ net worth in 2017?
Deborah Roberts has a successful career which has helped her in accumulating a huge net worth. Roberts’ net worth is not as huge as her husband Al Roker’s but it’s still impressive. She has amassed a net worth of $5 million, as of 2017. Reportedly, she receives a salary of over $800 thousand annually.