Al Roker's Wife Deborah Roberts Shares Update on Her Family's Health after 'Today' Staffer Contracted COVID-19
Al Roker's wife, Deborah Roberts, shared an update on her family's health after a staffer on her husband's show Today tested positive for COVID-19.
A strain of the coronavirus COVID-19 has been on the prowl taking up victims since its wake. The virus made a stop NBC's Today Show, and an unknown staffer has tested positive to the virus.
As a precautionary measure, Al Roker took some time off the show. GoodHousekeeping reported that fellow TV host Craig Melvin also took a break from the show.
On Al Roker's part, he is spending his off time with his family as they self-quarantine themselves as a health safety measure.
Recently, his wife, Deborah Roberts, shared an update on her family's health via an Instagram post. The post was a selfie of the TV host's wife and her son, Nick, with Al possing in the rear. The post read:
"Al and I are isolating for a short time after learning that someone on his program tested positive for Covid 19."
The 59-year-old described her family as one "that isolates together." The caption stated that the family was isolating themselves to ensure they were not contributing to the spread of the virus.
The mother of two asked her followers to check on their loved ones. The post ended with a request for good movie recommendations, perhaps to keep the family entertained in their isolation.
The couple met in 1990 over lunch.
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The family that isolates together...as many of you know, we are doing a bit more than social distancing. Al and I are isolating for a short time after learning that someone on his program tested positive for Covid 19. Al didn’t work closely with the staffer and isn’t showing symptoms. Neither are Nick and I. But in the caution recommended by our respective networks, we are self isolating to make doubly sure we aren’t contributing to the emotional or physical toll of the virus. Fortunately we are all well and took a QUICK stroll around the block to walk Pepper. Back home now and in for the night. Stay safe out there. Remember to call and check on family and particularly the elderly. Thanks for all the prayers. Any good movie recommendations?? @alroker #inthis #together
While in self-quarantine, the TV host is not leaving his numerous audience stranded. The NBC star gave the weather update from his house kitchen via an iPad.
The home-broadcast show was preannounced in one of the presenter's Instagram posts. In the post, the Television veteran gave a shoutout to the shows' tech support team for making him transmission ready. The caption announced:
"I will be broadcasting from the Roker/Roberts #kitchen tomorrow am on @todayshow and @3rdhourtoday."
In another post, the weatherman told his fans that no member of the crew was in the house with him. He also made a shout out to his colleagues, including Don Tshounikas.
Off the set, the TV show personality has an interesting story behind his marriage. His wife, Deborah Roberts, works for a rival network, ABC, as a reporter. The couple met in 1990 over lunch.
At first, the couple was just friends. They took it up a notch when the NBC television personality proposed to the reporter on the first day of 1994. The answer was "yes," and they got married on September 16, 1995.
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Part of the team getting yours truly on the air with @todayshow weather @3rdhourtoday Thanks to Don Tshounikas in his home, @kathrynprociv is in @30rockefellerplaza and @brianvanaken at home. I am on my iPad so NO @nbcnews crew is with me as I hang at home out of an abundance of caution following a brief interaction with one of our producers who tested positive. #staystrong #wegotthis #withyouToday
Currently, the wife of twenty years is enjoying their marriages despite their fights. One of their cute fights occurs because the father of two "is a tentative driver." To solve the issue, the mother took over the wheels.
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