Commencement Ceremony Speaker

Al Roker

Al Roker, is the weather and feature anchor of NBC News’ TODAY as well as the co-host of The 3rd Hour of TODAY. He joined in January 1996. Prior to this, he served as co-host of "Wake Up with Al" on the Weather Channel from July 2009 to September 2015. Roker began his career in broadcasting as a weatherman in 1974 and has since won multiple awards, including Best Weatherman from New York Magazine and three Daytime Emmy Awards. He is also known for hosting various shows on Sirius XM and TODAY’s streaming service, TODAY All Day, as well as for his Broadway debut in 2018.
Roker has broken Guinness World Records for his live weather broadcasts and has reported on major storms and natural disasters throughout his career. He has conducted exclusive interviews with notable figures such as Charles Shultz and Willie Nelson. Additionally, Roker is involved in various charitable initiatives and is the founder of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. He is a bestselling author with 13 books to his credit. Roker is a member of several professional organizations and holds a B.A. in Communications. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts, and has three children.

Deborah Roberts

Deborah Roberts is an award-winning ABC News correspondent and co-anchor of the prestigious news magazine, “20/20”. A media veteran, Roberts has traveled the world for her reporting. She also serves as a substitute anchor for “Good Morning America” as well as a guest co-host on “The View.”
Her in-depth coverage of current events has earned her a Peabody Award for the “20/20” special “Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor.” She has been awarded multiple Emmy® Awards for international and national coverage of world events, including the AIDS crisis in Africa and maternal mortality in Bangladesh.
Roberts is the author of “Lessons Learned and Cherished: The Teacher Who Changed My Life”, a New York Times Bestseller. She’s also authored a book with her husband, Al Roker, called “Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times.” She currently resides in New York City with her husband and family.