As a host and weatherman of NBC's Today Show, along with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work.

Spanning a 35-year plus career and a thirteen-time Emmy winner, Al conducts interviews with celebrities and newsmakers around the world and does a wide variety of segments on every imaginable subject.

Al is also an accomplished television producer. He is CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE);, a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of network, cable, and home video. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele including NBC News, MSNBC, Spike TV, Lifetime Television, A&E, The History Channel, E!, Discovery Networks, PBS, TV ONE, Oxygen, The Cartoon Network, The Weather Channeland NBC Television Stations Group.

The company recently launched its subsidiary Roker Labs, a full post-production studio that assists in creating the live streaming experience with top talent by leveraging leading platforms such as Periscope and Meerkat. Roker Labs fosters innovation and media partnerships with a proven approach toward authentic storytelling, brand building, and even direct response marketing.

Al is also a bestselling author with eight acclaimed books to his credit and is currently working on his ninth titled Storm Of The Century, due on shelves in August 2015.

He is married to ABC News Correspondent, Deborah Roberts. They live in Manhattan with their 2 children, Leila 17 and Nicky 13. Al also has a daughter, Courtney 28, who is a NYC Chef.

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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?
My Mom cooking in the kitchen and me wanting to help

If you've participated in the Festival before, what is your favorite SOBEWFF memory to date?
It's like asking me to pick my favorite child. They're all so great.

If this is your first year participating in SOBEWFF, what are you most looking forward to?
This is not my first year participating

If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?
President Obama

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