Who is Deborah Roberts? Is she still married to Al Roker? Learn all there is to know about the ABC News television correspondent.
Deborah Roberts is an American television journalist for the ABC News division of the ABC broadcast television network. In 1982, Roberts began her career at WTVM, a local television station in Columbus, Georgia. From 1987 to 1990, she served as bureau chief/NASA field reporter/weekend news co-anchor at WFTV, a local television station in Orlando, Florida. In 1990, she joined NBC News as a general-assignment reporter.
Roberts moved to ABC News in 1995 and has since won an Emmy Award and a Clarion Award for her reporting. Her success in journalism has earned her a loyal fanbase who often ask if she is still married to Al Roker. As it turns out, yes, Roberts is still married to the Today Show host.
Roberts and Al Roker found love on the set of the morning show. The couple first met at Today in 1990 and tied the knot five years later. “He’s a real romantic,” Roberts said of her husband. “When I travel, I open my suitcase and I find one or two notes in there that he’s slipped in, or in my purse. ‘Have a great day. I’m thinking of you.’ Or an Emily Dickinson sonnet or something. And I’m just like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ It just touches me. And he thinks that way all the time.”
How did the pair get together in the beginning?
Roker and Roberts met in 1990 when Roberts joined NBC’s Today as a correspondent.
“Al was so sweet,” she was quoted in 1999. “He showed me pictures of his daughter and talked about his family.” Although they met two years earlier, Roker and Roberts didn’t go on their first date until 1992. The weathercaster proposed to Roberts on Jan. 1, 1994.
Roker recalled the proposal, saying, “Deborah was getting a little annoyed that it hadn’t happened over the holidays. We had a chat, ‘So when will this happen?’ And I said, ‘Before Groundhog Day.’” The couple wed in front of family and famous friends at Manhattan’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with Barbara Walters and Katie Couric among the guests.