Meet 'Today' Show Anchors' Spouses

Odette Odendaal
Oct 03, 2019
02:00 A.M.
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Since the "Today" show first aired in 1952, it provided viewers with daily live broadcasts of current international and domestic news, interviews with newsmakers, and weather reports. 


Countless anchors joined the show over the years, however, a few became regular fixtures and household names due to their popularity. Turning the tables, we put the spotlight on some of the current anchors at the "Today" show and their spouses instead. 


Al Roker (R) and wife Deborah Roberts attend the "The A Word" New York screening at Museum Of Arts And Design on June 28, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.


The NBC show's weatherman, Al Roker met his wife Deborah Roberts back in 1990 when she joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter.

Not long after Deborah's arrival, Al asked her to lunch. Even though she got transfered to other cities, sparks flew enough for Al and Deborah to have kept in touch until she returned New York two years later.

By then, Al had divorced his then-wife, Alice and started romancing Deborah while she worked as a correspondent for Dateline NBC.

The year 1994 kicked off to a marriage proposal by Al on the rim of the Grand Canyon on New Year's Day, followed Deborah's appointment as a correspondent for ABC News' 20/20.


Al Roker and Deborah Roberts attends the New York Public Library 2017 Library Lions Gala at the New York Public Library at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on November 6, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

The couple tied the knot on September 16, 1995, and Deborah gave birth to their first child together, Leila Ruth on November 17, 1998 after opting for in vitro fertilization.


But with the arrival of their bundle of joy also came sacrifices for Deborah. It became difficult to juggle the demands of being a mother, a wife, and a career woman.

When ABC offered Deborah her dreamjob as newsperson on "Good Morning America," she declined the position to focus on her newborn. "Deborah decided to step back. Her career suffered some for it. You always feel guilty about that," Al said.

Another eventful year followed in 2002, when Al lost 160 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery, while the couple also welcomed their second child and son, Nick.

Nicholas Albert Roker, Al Roker (C), and Leila Roker attends "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on March 16, 2015, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.


Having celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary in 2017, the couple actually has little in common. Not unaware of their differences, Deborah told Good Morning America that their relationship is based on respect rather than similarities.

"We don't like the same foods, we don't really like a lot of the same music, we don't like a lot of the same theater events," Deborah said. "But we love each other very much and we have a deep and abiding respect and feeling for family. I think that's what grounds us."


Savannah is NBC News' chief legal analyst and co-anchor for the network's daily morning news show and met her husband Michael Feldman in 2008 when she tagged along with a friend to his birthday party.


Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman attend The George H.W. Bush Points Of Light Awards Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on September 26, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

Soon after, Savannah divorced her then-husband, Mark Orchard and started dating Michael. The couple got engaged in 2013, but not without drama.


The couple had been vacationing in Turks & Caicos at the time, and Savannah broke up with Michael hours before his proposal. No further break-ups followed and the couple got married in March 2014.

Michael and Savannah welcomed their first child and daughter in August 2014, followed by the birth of their son, Charles two years later in December 2016.

With a degree in political science from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Michael became a managing director and founding partner of a consulting, a communication, and advocacy firm called, The Glover Park Group.


While Michael mostly works as a consultant, the firm gives "studios and filmmakers marketing advice for topical and controversial movies and TV shows."


Co-host of the 4th Hour, Hoda met her longtime-partner, Joel Schiffman when he attended a function during which Hoda had to give a speech to "a bunch of Wall Street guys," and they have been together since 2013.

Hoda adopted two girls, Haley Joy, and Hope Catherine, whom she raises with Joel, the man she plans on spending the rest of her life with, even though marriage is not a priority.


Joel works in finance and is the Head of U.S. Defined Contribution and Insurance Sales at an investment management company.


News anchor Natalie Morales married Joe Rhodes on August 22, 1998 after they dated for a few years. They have since grown to a family of four, after Natalie gave birth to Joseph Stockton Rhodes in 2004, followed by the birth of their second son, Luke Hudson Rhodes on September 9, 2008.


Joe majored in finance at the University of Colorado Boulder and received his MBA from Columbia's Business School. He founded the firm Stockton Road Capital in 2008, serves as the president of Lenny & Larry's LCC, and is also a managing partner of Hummingbird Brands LLC.


In 2005, three years after Carson started hosting his late-night talk show on NBC, Siri Pinter started working there as a writer's assistant. 

Siri and Carson dated secretly until they realized their relationship had grown into more than an office romance before they made it public. The couple welcomed their first child, Jackson James in 2009, followed by Etta Jones born in 2012.


Siri Daly (L) and Carson Daly, and family, attend "Siriously Delicious" by Siri Daly book launch event at Williams Sonoma Columbus Circle on April 14, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

Taking their first step toward the altar, Carson and Siri got engaged in 2013, and added another bundle of joy to the family when Siri gave birth to London Rose the following summer.


Right before Christmas in 2015, the couple tied the knot during a small ceremony on December 23. However, Carson and Siri is not done expanding their family. Happy news of baby number four came when Carson made the announcement on September 20, 2019.


Weekend "Today" show news anchor, Willie Geist married his high school sweetheart, Christina Elena Sharkey in May 2003 after getting engaged the previous year. The couple said their vows in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and have since welcomed two children, George and Lucie.

Christina and Willie Geist attend New York Common Pantry's 11th Annual Fill The Bag Benefit At The Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 05, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.


Christina established the strategic design and branding firm, True Geist with Todd True in February 2015, followed by her launching of Boombox Gifts, a company that provides custom memory boxes as presents.

A year later, Penguin Random House published Christina's children's book, "Buddy's Bedtime Battery," inspired by her struggles in getting the kids to sleep.


Dylan met her husband, Brian Fichera when they both worked the morning shift at WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts.

Libby Leist, Dylan Dreyer, Brian Fichera and Deborah Kosofsky attend "Siriously Delicious" by Siri Daly book launch event at Williams Sonoma Columbus Circle on April 14, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.


The couple became engaged in July 2011, and made their union official the following year in October, about the same time when Dylan started as weather anchor on the weekend edition of the "Today" show.

After a pregnancy that lasted ten months, Dylan gave birth to their son, Calvin on December 17, 2016, via emergency C-section.


Currently a weekday anchor on the "Today" show, Craig Melvin met his wife, Lindsay Czarniak in 2008 while he worked at NBC4. 


Lindsay worked as sports journalist at ESPN for six years, and came back after covering the Beijing Olympics to the "new guy" she fell in love with instantly.

Craig and Lindsay kept their romance a secret for a few months until their relationship turned serious, and got married three years later.

The couple welcomed their first child and son, Delano in 2014, followed by the birth of their daughter, Sybil "Sibby" Anne two years later.

Also known to be an actress, Lindsay got known for her roles in "Aquarius" in 2000, "Ghosts Don't Exist" in 2010, and most recently in the 2019 film "Hyperdrive."



Jenna Bush Hager and husband Henry Chase Hager attend A Candid Conversation with Jane Fonda and Andy Cohen on October 11, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

4th Hour co-host, Jenna met her future husband, Henry Hager while he worked on on her father, former President George W. Bush's re-election campaign in 2004 and became a couple by the Inaugural. 


A few years of dating followed before Henry and Jenna got engaged in August 2007. The couple's wedding took place the following year on May 10 at the Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, the same day as Henry's birthday.

Since then, the couple welcomed three children, Margaret Laura, Poppy Louise, and the youngest, Henry Harold came into the world on August 2, 2019.


NBC news correspondent, Sheinelle married Uche Ojeh in 2007, and the pair have since grown to a family of five with three children Clara, Uche, and Kayin.


Before Sheinelle started working for NBC in 2014, she worked as a journalist for Fox affiliates  KOKI-TV and  WTXF-TV.

Relatedly,  the award-winning broadcast journalist,Tamron Hall spent a decade working for NBC before she left early in 2017 after being "demoted." 

Even though Tamron started hosting her own show after leaving the "Today" show, her controversial exit still left a painful mark.