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Al Roker gets emotional after his wife and son surprise him on 40th anniversary at NBC

Rebelander Basilan
Jan 16, 2019
11:34 P.M.
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“Today” show weatherman Al Roker was overcome with emotion after his wife Deborah Roberts walked in alongside their son Nicholas Albert during his 40th anniversary at NBC.

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On December 14, 2018, Roker, 64, celebrated his 40th anniversary at NBC, receiving adoration from colleagues as well as a variety of famous people and other "Today" show mainstays.

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His career with NBC started in 1978 when he was employed at WKYC-TV in Cleveland.

In his honor, the Today Show Plaza was officially named the Rokerfeller Plaza.

The remarkable anchor's wife Roberts, who has reported for both ABC and NBC, and their son also surprised him on set with a birthday cake.

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Going straight into his family's arms, Roker was found very emotional. Tears brimmed his eyes as he embraced them again and again.

From 1974 until 1976, Rocker worked as a weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV (now WTVH) in Syracuse, New York.

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His career with NBC started in 1978 when he was employed at WKYC-TV in Cleveland. He was promoted to the network's flagship outlet, WNBC-TV in the place where he grew up after five years in Cleveland.

He then became the regular substitute for forecaster Joe Witte on the NBC News program "NBC News at Sunrise" from 1983 to 1996, and from 1990 to 1995, filled in for Willard Scott, Bryant Gumbel and Matt Lauer on the "Today Show."

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Rocker, who had been vocal in his opposition to journalist Megyn Kelly's attitude, also became the host of a weekend talk show on CNBC called "The Al Roker Show."

In 2016, Rocker and his wife Roberts published the non-fiction book "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times."

The morning television legend was previously married to WNBC producer Alice Bell. In 1995, he tied the knot with Roberts.

The couple first met when Roberts joined NBC in 1990 as a reporter. They shared three children - two daughters, Courtney and Leila, and one son, Nicholas Albert.

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