While appearing on Today, Al filmed 2 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know. His topics were reading and parental involvement.
Al had gastric bypass operation in 2002 and has been shrinking shirt sizes ever since.
Al hosted MSNBC's information quiz show, Remember This?, which earned Al a 1997 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Al is a huge gameshow fan.
Al holds the record for most guest appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, with over 30. Al is considered one of Late Night's "go to" guy whenever a scheduled guest cancels.
Al is the weatherman for the New York smooth jazz radio station WQCD (101.9 FM).
Al married Deborah Roberts on September 16th 1995. They have had two children. They are still married today.
Al is a ten time Emmy Award winner.
When Williard Scott retired in 1996, Al was offered the job as weatherman for The Today Show.
After exposure with David Letterman, Al was given the job of weatherman for Weekend Today. He also began filling in for Today weatherman Willard Scott.
Al worked weekends as a weather reporter at a station in 1974 when he was in college.
While in college he doubled majored in graphic design and broadcasting/journalism.
He wanted to be a cartoonist before he got into television.
An author Al has written three books, Don't Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood; Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue, and Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook.
Rumor has it that his salary on
Today is $1,500,000.
Al (on his controversial interview with Heidi and Spencer Pratt): When I got the assignment they said I'd be interviewing Speidi, I thought, Tobey McGuire? Is it Spiderman 4?
(Al's most famous catchphrase on the Today show when he segues to the local weather.)
Al: That's what's going on around the country; Here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
Al: (on if Katie Couric were to leave Today which then was unsure) None of us can worry about that, because it's not something we can control.
Al: (on being weatherman on "The Today Show" as he told The Associated Press) I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement.
Al: I ate myself stupid, I thought, `I'm never going to eat like this again.' The only trick was to make sure I didn't have a heart attack before I did the deal.