Today star Al Roker shows off his new side act on the morning show in an “inspirational” pic after returning from health problems
AL Roker, 68, has started a new business and college students should be very excited.
Al, the famous Today Show weatherman, announced his new appearance on Instagram.
He is now the virtual teacher of the broadcast performance class at SUNY Oswego.
Al posted a photo of his new class, which consists of a dozen students. He can be seen in the background of the photo on a large TV monitor hanging on the wall.
Al captioned the photo: “Just teaching the first class of a broadcast performance class via @zoom with Professor Michael Reicke at @sunyoswego.”
One of his students, Clarissa, commented on the photo: “Thanks for a great class. I can’t wait until next Thursday!”
Another student, Scott, wrote, “Can’t wait for a great semester!”
A third student, Natalie, commented: “It was great meeting you Al! I’m really looking forward to this semester!”
He is a SUNY Oswego graduate, and this is one of the ways he gives back to his alma mater.
Al was hospitalized twice last year while battling a bleeding disorder. He had blood clots in his legs and lungs.
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On November 18, Al revealed why he was temporarily absent from the Today Show.
He wrote: “So many of you have thoughtfully asked where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg that sent some clots to my lungs.
“I am so fortunate to be receiving excellent medical care and to be on the road to recovery.”
He announced on Thanksgiving that he would be discharged from the hospital just in time for the holiday dinner.
All of this came after Al was diagnosed with “aggressive” prostate cancer in September 2020, for which he underwent successful surgery two months later.
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While he was away, Al announced he’s making a big career move.
Al will be appearing in a PBS animated series called Weather Hunters.
The ABC host recently posted a snap from his upcoming PBS cartoon to Instagram, explaining his new project.
He wrote: “Excited at today’s announcement of Weather Hunters, a new animated STEM series from Al Roker Entertainment and PBS.
“I predict increasing animation with downpours of family-friendly storytelling and a rising understanding of #weather and #climate.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7238148/today-al-roker-side-gig-health-struggles/ Today star Al Roker shows off his new side act on the morning show in an “inspirational” pic after returning from health problems