Deborah Roberts Biography
Deborah Roberts born Deborah Ann Roberts is an American television journalist for the ABC News division of the ABC broadcast television network.
Deborah Roberts Age
She was born on 20 September 1960 in Perry, Georgia, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2018.
Deborah Roberts Parents
She is the daughter to Benjamin Roberts, a business owner, and Ruth Roberts, a housewife.
Deborah Roberts Children
She has two children. Her daughter Leila Roker born in November 1998 and her son, Nicholas Albert Roker born on 18 July 2002.Deborah Roberts photo
Deborah Roberts Husband
She is married to Al Roker. The couple married in September 1995 and together live in Manhattan. The couple has two children, a daughter and a son with her stepdaughter from her husband’s prior marriage.
Deborah Roberts Education
She studied and graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982.
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She began her career at WTVM in 1982, a local television station in Columbus, Georgia, and then moved on to work at WBIR, a local television station in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1987 to 1990, she served as bureau chief or NASA field reporter/weekend news co-anchor at WFTV. In 1990, she joined NBC News as a general-assignment reporter and later served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, an NBC News newsmagazine program.
She moved to ABC News in 1995 as a correspondent for a newsmagazine program, 20/20, and as a substitute anchor for World News Tonight Weekend, the weekend evening news program, and Good Morning America in July and September 2006, the morning news program. She was a guest host on The View. He has also contributed to other of the network’s platforms, including Good Morning America, Primetime, Nightline and The Katie Couric Show. He hosts Lifetime Live on Lifetime Television, a cable and satellite television channel.
Deborah Roberts Net Worth | Deborah Roberts Salary
She earns a salary of $300 thousand per year. Her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million dollars.
Deborah Roberts and Al Roker Reveal Their No. 1 Tip for a Successful Marriage
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Al Roker and His Wife Deborah Roberts Have a Sweet, Enduring Love Story,
These two couldn’t be more different, but their love for one another has never faded.
Al Roker and Deborah Roberts might work for rival networks— he’s the weatherman on NBC’s Today show, while she’s a seasoned reporter for ABC News — but off the set, they’re partners. The two have been open about the ups and downs of their two-decade marriage, and the life lessons they’ve learned around the way.
Roker and Roberts met in 1990, when Roberts joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. Soon after she arrived, Roker took her to lunch. “Al was so sweet,” Roberts told People. “He showed me pictures of his daughter and talked about his family.” But, she adds, “I just thought he was a nice guy, and that was that.” They kept in touch for two years while Roberts was transferred to Miami, and then Atlanta. But in 1992, she was back in New York as a correspondent for Dateline NBC, and by then, Roker and his then-wife, Alice, had split up.
Though Roberts didn’t see Roker as anything but a friend at first, he romanced her over the next few years, even surprising her with flowers and a fridge full of food after she came home from reporting at the Olympics in Barcelona. On New Year’s Day in 1994, Roker proposed on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
The two were married on September 16, 1995, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York, and had a reception at Essex House. Guests included Barbara Walters, Rudy Giuliani, and Katie Couric
And suddenly, Roberts was a stepmother to Roker’s daughter, Courtney. “There were times when we were the dueling girls,” Roberts told People in 1999. “Sometimes I was feeling, ‘Why is Courtney getting her way? I want my way.’ And Courtney was doing the same thing. It’s not a piece of cake, but it’s a lot better than it was. Courtney and I have both matured.”
The same year she and Roker were married, Roberts moved to ABC News as a correspondent for 20/20. Today, she reports for 20/20 along with Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Nightline, according to her ABC biography.
Roker and Roberts had their first child, Leila Ruth, in 1998, after fertility issues led them to opt for in vitro fertilization. “At 9:17 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 1998, I heard the most wonderful sound: the cries of our newborn daughter, Leila Ruth Roker,” Roker wrote in Guideposts magazine. “A nurse held her up for Deborah to see. My wife started to cry, and so did I. I held my new daughter and looked into her eyes. Is this how Mom and Dad felt when they held me? I wondered.”