The National History Bee
History Bee Bios 2012
As a host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, along with Ann Curry and Matt Lauer, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work.
Spanning a 35-year plus career and a twelve-time Emmy winner, Al conducts interviews with celebrities and newsmakers around the world and does a wide variety of segments on every imaginable subject. He is the host of NBC’s annual network specials, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center, and The Rose Bowl Parade.
Al is also an accomplished television producer. He is CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE); www.alrokerentertainment.com, a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of network, cable, home video, and public television projects. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele including NBC News, MSNBC, Spike TV, Lifetime Television, A&E, The History Channel, E!, Discovery Networks, PBS, TV ONE, Oxygen, The Cartoon Network and NBC Television Stations Group.
Al is also a bestselling author with five acclaimed books to his credit. His recent titles include his Billy Blessing series of novels including The Morning Show Murders, published in November 2009 and The Midnight Show Murders, published in November 2010. Al’s next book in the series, The Talk Show Murders was released in December 2011.
He is married to ABC News Correspondent, Deborah Roberts. They live in Manhattan with their 2 children, Leila 13 and Nicky 9. Al also has a daughter, Courtney, 24 who is a culinary arts student.