Deborah Roberts

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Journalist (1960)
Fri Aug 07 2020
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Deborah Roberts is an Emmy award-winning American television journalist who made her TV debut by local TV station WTVM in 1982. She is best known for hosting now ABC broadcast television network's division, ABC News Live. Added to that, she has also contributed to other network platforms, including Primetime, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The Katie Couric Show.

Deborah Ann Roberts was born on September 20, 1960, in Perry, Georgia United States. She is the daughter of the business owner, Benjamin Roberts, and a housewife, Ruth Roberts. Further, she has one sister whose name is Tina Clarington. So far, she holds American citizenship and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She completes her graduation from Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982.

The Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

Aged 59, Deborah Roberts is happily married to her long term husband, Al Roker, aged 65. He is also weather forecaster, actor, and journalist who serves for NBC's Today as a weather anchor.

 Deborah Roberts and Al Roker At their Wedding Day
Photo: Deborah Roberts and Al Roker At their Wedding Day
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Starting from their love journey, they first met in 1990 when she joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. But they remained as a friend at first over the next few years. AI finally surprised her by popping the question on the rim of the Grand Canyon on New Year's Day in 1994.

After a year, the reporters Deborah and Roker walked down the aisle on September 16, 1995, in a special ceremony. Their big day was held in St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York. And they had a reception party at Essex House where guests including Rudy Giuliani, Katie Couric, and Barbara Walters attended the party.

Since then, the married duo has successfully maintained their marital relationship very lightly. Also, the two have learned the life lessons together along the way and are very much open about struggling with their union. Now, they have completed their 25 years of a wedding anniversary. 

Deborah and AI Have Two Children Named Leila and Nicholas

Yes, Roberts, the 173 cm tall and Roker, 173 cm tall, are blessed parents of two kids. They had their first child or daughter Leila Ruth Roker on November 17, 1998. She was born at 9:17 a.m. on Tuesday via Vitro fertilization. 

Deborah Roberts Is A Mother Of Two And Is Stepmother Of One
Photo: Deborah Roberts Is A Mother Of Two And Is Stepmother Of One
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Four years later, they welcomed their youngest son Nicholas Albert Roker on July 18, 2002. Now, they are pareting their kids happy. In addition, Deborah has a stepdaughter Courtney Roker, aged 33, from her husband's previous marriage with Alice Bell.

What is Deborah Roberts's net worth?

Well, Deborah Roberts has experienced a long career in the journalism industry spanning almost four decades. Through proceeds from her work as a television journalist, she has been able to expand a modest fortune. As of early 2020, she has a staggering net worth of $10 Million.

Currently, Roberts works for the ABC News division. As per her salary, she makes an annual payroll of about $106614, which is the average salary of ABC News TV reporter in the United States. Well, she has been working for ABC for about 25 years.

Deborah Roberts At NewsLive
Image: Deborah Roberts At NewsLive
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More to that, she worked as a correspondent for 20/20, as an anchor for World News Tonight Weekend, a weekend evening and morning news program, Good Morning America. Also, she was a guest host in July and September 2006 on a talk show The View, produced by ABC Daytime. Sunny Hostin is a regular co-host of The View.

Additionally, she has served as a correspondent for  NBC News newsmagazine program, Dateline NBC in 1990. Before that, she served as news co-anchor at local television station, WFTV, from 1987 to 1990.

How Rich Is Her Husband, Al Roker?

 On the other hand, her husband, Al Roker now shares an impressive net value of $70 million. He has acquired his total fortune throughout his career as a TV weather forecaster, actor, and TV personality. Furthermore, he makes an annual salary of $10 million in a year.

 Also, Roker signed the 5-year contract of $50 million with The Today Show and The Weather Channel for covering his duties on both. Asides this, Deborah and AI sold their prewar co-op East 68th Street for $1.5 million in 2000. 

Deborah Roberts and Al Roker's Resides At Their New York City brownstone Home
Photo: Deborah Roberts and Al Roker's Resides At Their New York City brownstone Home
Source: Daily Mail

Then the couple bought the five-floor apartments in Manhattan's Upper East Side for $3.25 million in 2002. Together, they published a nonfiction book titled Been There, Done That in 2016.

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