Deborah Roberts is a multitalented media personality who has been serving as an anchor for almost three decades now. She works for ABC broadcast television network.
She was previously married, but her marriage did not last and ended up with divorce. Later, she again tied the knot with a journalist for a long time and even shares children with him.
Deborah Roberts’ Short Bio: Family, Career
Deborah was born in the year 1960 in Perry, Georgia, the USA and celebrates her birthday on 20 September. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, is a businessman while her mother Ruth Roberts is a housewife. She was brought up along her sister, Tina, with whom she was inseparable until college.
Soon after her high school, Deborah joined the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism in the city of Athens. During her time there, she was involved in humanitarian works and college seminars as well.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in the year 1982. Eventually, after ten years, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism awarded her with Distinguished Alumnus Award because of her great success in a short period.
As soon as Deborah graduated, she started her career as she began working on WTVM, a local TV station in Columbus. Soon after WTVM, she joined WBIR in Knoxville in Tennesse. Deborah also worked as a field reporter, and co-anchor in a local TV station in Florida called WFTV for three years. Deborah has already worked for news broadcasting companies like NBC network and ABC network.
She is involved in the humanitarian news as well and won an Emmy Award for her sensual reports about an American woman trying to find her mother from Africa. Deborah has also been around the world, covering the news about health as well.
She has been to Bangladesh for maternal health issues and Africa about AIDS and its impacts. From her work and years of undeniable success, she has accumulated a net worth of over $5 million and an annual salary of $800 thousand.
Is Deborah Happily Married? Or Haunted By The Past?
Reporter Deborah was previously married, but as years went by, things did not work out, and she ended up getting a divorce. Later, in the year 1995, Deborah got married with one of the American’s best weather broadcaster, Al Roker. She had dated him for a couple of months earlier and even lived with him together.
Deborah with her husband at a friend's wedding on 16 June 2018. (Photo: Deborah Roberts' Instagram)
Although more than a decade has passed since their marriage, Deborah and her husband are still going strong. They even have children named Leila and Nicholas. Leila was born in 1998 and Nicholas in 2002. However, Deborah is not only a divorced one, Al was also married once before for ten years and even had a daughter named Courtney.
Deborah's Husband Al Roker Opens About Their Son's Struggle
Deborah Roberts and Al Roker opened out about their son Nicholas‘ struggles for the first time at the 2018 ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York in March 2018.
It was the first time the couple has publicly discussed their son's struggles with the hope that the people would be more open and accepting of people with these challenges.
Deborah also said that after their son was born, it was pretty apparent that he was facing some problems and the couple was not sure what his world and what their future would be. They had a serious concern about how their son develops himself.
But fortunately, with the help of specialists, their son Nicholas was able to progress, and in no time he was running and talking more than they thought he would ever do.