Al Roker

Al Roker spends a night on US Coast Guard historic ship Eagle

Built in 1936, the Barque Eagle has sailed around the world serving as a seagoing classroom for every cadet entering the U.S. Coast Guard. TODAY’s Al Roker spent a night on the iconic Eagle to get a look at the ship’s inner works and rich history as it returns to New York City for the first time since the pandemic began.Aug. 5, 2022.
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What is a coney dog? Al Roker learns the history behind an iconic Detroit food

To many, Coney Island is one of America’s most historic boardwalk escapes in Brooklyn, New York, home to a famous amusement park and the original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand. But in Michigan, a coney isn’t a theme park, it’s a food — specifically a hot dog smothered in chili, then topped with mustard and chopped onions. And the roots of this savory dish date back to early 1900s.

Lisa Tucker Joins Al Roker Entertainment As SVP Of Development

Click here to read the full article. Lisa Tucker has been hired as SVP Development and Production at Al Roker Entertainment, the company said Tuesday. She will oversee scripted and unscripted content development, showrunners, and collaborate with creative leads on editorial decisions. Tucker reports directly to EVP Tracie Brennan and Al Roker. Tucker has an extensive résumé. The Emmy-winning executive producer and showrunner previously worked at PTTV (Picture This Television), running several series on various networks including MTV, Bravo and VH1. “I love the creative and collaborative process of developing and selling projects,” said Tucker. “There’s nothing more rewarding than producing pilots and...

Why Al Roker wants you to stop using the word ‘only’

Al Roker is serving up a dose of inspiration for participants of TODAY's 31-day walking challenge. The TODAY anchor and weatherman has been clocking in plenty of miles over the past two weeks, and he's kept his Facebook followers updated on his progress the whole time. This week, Al shared...

Deborah Roberts and Al Roker Mourn Death of Family Member

Deborah Roberts and Al Roker are mourning the loss of a beloved family member. Roberts announced on Tuesday that her eldest sister, Annette, recently passed away following a years-long battle with Alzheimer's. Her passing followed the February death of Roberts' brother-in-law Lawrence Clarington. The ABC News correspondent, 61, shared the tragic news alongside a moving tribute in which she reflected on her sister's life and legacy.

‘Today’ show’s Al Roker amazed at Oregon taste for vegetarian sausage: ‘Why bother?’

Surveys are everywhere these days, but a survey conducted by the grocery delivery service Instacart had the hosts of the “Today” show Third Hour reacting to “uniquely popular grilling meats” around the country. In the Monday, July 4 segment, hosts Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dryer got into the holiday spirit by sharing the results of the Instacart survey.

'Today' Show: Al Roker Reveals Joyous Family Milestone

Today Show meteorologist Al Roker and ABC News journalist Deborah Roberts celebrated their son Nick Rocker's high school graduation last month. Nick, 19, graduated from Aaron School, a private K-12 special education school in New York City. Roker, 67, has shared many of Nick's achievements with his fans, including the moment in December when Nick got two college acceptance letters.

'Today' show's Al Roker visits Detroit RiverWalk, talks coney dogs, staying in shape

Move over Detroit-style pizza. For TV's celebrity weatherman, Al Roker, it's the coney dog that defines the city. "It's almost like the coney is to Detroit as the cheesesteak is to Philadelphia," he said Wednesday, as fans came from across Michigan – even by boat – to catch a glimpse of the NBC star bringing  his "Family Style with Al Roker" to the Motor City. Fans lined the RiverWalk, which was voted the No.1 riverwalk in the...
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Al Roker strolls the Detroit riverfront, kicking off his day in Motown

America's weatherman Al Roker visited our neck of the woods Wednesday, starting his day at Cullen Plaza next to the nautical carousel on Detroit's Riverwalk. Greeted by a throng of fans, including many members of the Detroit Riverwalkers, Roker did his morning weather check on NBC's "Today" show from the plaza, with rainclouds and the Renaissance Center in the background.

From soda fountains to social media: Al Roker explores the history of ice cream

In the latest episode of TODAY All Day's "Family Style," Al Roker explores the history behind one of America's favorite summer treats — one scoop at a time. A world without ice cream is hard to imagine, but through the early 1800s, the dessert was largely available to only the wealthy. Though the exact origins of ice cream remain unknown, European-style ice cream became popular in France during the 1600s. The recipe was made using a custard base that contained cream, eggs, milk and sugar. According to food historian and author Sarah Lohman, ice cream was only available to the rich because sugar and ice were rare and expensive commodities.