• Deborah Ann Roberts was born on 20 September 1960, in Perry, Georgia USA
• She is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the ABC television network
• She has a net worth of over $800,000
• She attended the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
• She is married to Al Roker and has two children and a step-daughter

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SpouseAl Roker
FactGave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter named Leila Ruth Roker on November 17, 1998. Child's father is her husband, Al Roker.

Who is Deborah Roberts?

Deborah Ann Roberts was born on 20 September 1960, in Perry, Georgia USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the ABC television network, specifically with ABC News. She’s been active as a journalist since 1982.

The Wealth of Deborah Roberts

How rich is Deborah Ann Roberts? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $800,000, earned largely through a successful career as a broadcast journalist. Aside from her television appearances on ABC, she’s also made guest appearances on other networks and television shows. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Deborah’s father was a business owner while her mother was a housewife. While little is known about her childhood or how she came to show interest in journalism, it is known that she attended the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is a part of the University of Georgia, completing a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1982.

She began her professional career in journalism at the Columbus, Georgia local television station WTVM, before moving to work with another local television station – WBIR – this time located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Five years later, she became a weekend news co-anchor at Orlando, Florida’s WFTV which she also served as a bureau chief and a NASA field reporter. She stayed there until 1990, when she was hired by NBC News as a general assignment reporter. Her responsibilities further increased when she became a correspondent for the NBC News program entitled “Dateline NBC”.

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ABC News and Other Work

In 1995, Roberts moved to ABC News, becoming a correspondent for their program entitled “20/20”, one of the longest-running shows of the network, having been created by executive Roone Arledge. The show features story packages, though more concentrated on human interest stories rather than political topics. She also became a substitute anchor for “World News Tonight Weekend”, and her involvement in other shows included “Good Morning America”, which is the morning news program of the network. In 2006, she became a guest host on the ABC Daytime talk show entitled “The View”.

Roberts has also contributed to other programs, including “The Katie Couric Show”, “Nightline”, and “Primetime”, working flexibly with various branches of ABC News as needed. She also started working with the television channel Lifetime Television, on which she is the host of “Lifetime Live”. In 2016, she published the book entitled “Been There, Done That, Family Wisdom for Modern Times”, co-written alongside her husband Al Roker. The book provides an insight into their marriage, as well as their lives as known media personalities.

Personal Life and Al Roker

For her personal life, it is known that Deborah has been married to Al Roker since 1995; they have two children together, and she has a stepdaughter from Roker’s previous marriage. The family resides in Manhattan. Al Roker is known for working as the weather anchor for the NBC show entitled “Today”, and is an occasional co-anchor of “NBC Nightly News”. He also holds the Guinness World Record for uninterrupted live weather reporting, which was previously unofficially held by Norwegian weather reporter Eli Kari Gjengedal. Roker broke the record in 2014, setting it at 34 hours.

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His first marriage was to WNBC producer Alice Bell, from 1984 to 1994. Aside from the book he worked on with his wife, he is also the co-author of a murder mystery series about a celebrity chef turned amateur detective named Billy Blessing. One of his books entitled “The Midnight Show Murders” was a Nero award nominee, and another book “The Morning Show Murders” has been made into a Hallmark Movie.

Is Deborah Roberts on Social Media?

Similar to numerous media personalities and broadcast journalists, Roberts is very active online through social media. She has accounts on websites such as Twitter and Instagram, using Twitter mainly as a means to give updates on recent newsworthy events, while also promoting some of her recent appearances. She also at times posts about her family, but they are few and far between. Her Instagram account shows personal details including some of her daily travels and endeavors, and a lot of behind the scenes photos and videos at the ABC. Pictures of her husband and children can also be seen on that account. Her husband is also active on various social media websites, and even has his own personal website which promotes his written work and his television appearances.

General Info

Full NameDeborah Roberts
EducationUniversity of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication


SpouseAl Roker
ChildrenLeila Roker, Nicholas Albert Roker
ParentsBenjamin Roberts, Ruth Roberts
SiblingsTina Clarington


AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story – Long Form
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
TV ShowsABC 2000 Today, 20/20, Dateline NBC, ABC's The Lookout

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1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a son named Nicholas Albert Roker on July 18, 1998 in New York. Child's father is her husband, Al Roker.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter named Leila Ruth Roker on November 17, 1998. Child's father is her husband, Al Roker.
3Has a step-daughter, Courtney Roker (b.1987).




Nashville2016TV SeriesDeborah Roberts
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special1973TV Series


ABC News Nightline2016TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - Guest
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Judge / Herself - Co-Author, 'Been There, Done That'
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
20/202005-2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent (segment "The Pool") / Herself - Correspondent (segment "Love You to Death") / ...
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHerself
20/20 on ID2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
The Lookout2013TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times2009TV MovieHerself
ABC News: Inauguration 20092009TV MovieHerself - Correspondent
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Dateline NBC1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Correspondent

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Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
The Lookout2013TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent


Won Awards

2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormABC News: Inauguration 2009 (2009)
2000EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & SegmentsABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)

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