The Atlantic Announces NBCUniversal News Group as Exclusive Media Partner of The Atlantic Festival
NBC News journalists Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Harry Smith, and Kelly O’Donnell to moderate festival interviews with EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, Senator Marco Rubio, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, and the cast and producers of American Rusttheatlantic.com
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar
A wax statue of actor John Hamm stands by the bar with a drink at Peter Luger Steakhouse on Friday, Feb, 26, 2021, in New York. The statue, on loan from Madame Tussauds, will help fill out the restaurant during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK – It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook. Other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany's” mode. After that, they'll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.
Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer
This image released by NBC shows Al Roker on the set of the "Today" show in New York on Feb. 11, 2020. Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. Its a good news-bad news kind of thing, Roker said Friday on NBC's Today. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)NEW YORK – Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said Friday on NBC's “Today.” “Good news is we caught it early.
Hoda Kotb Officiates Live Wedding for New York Nurses Who Had to Cancel Wedding
The New York City nurses got married on Thursday morning, and while their friends and family weren't able to be there in person, they were watching the ceremony live on the Today show. Hoda Kotb officiated the nuptials for the couple, who were forced to cancel their May wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic. She recovered two weeks later, but told Today they didn't want to risk exposing their family members. "We didnt know if we were gonna be carriers and we definitely didnt want to spread that to our family. Silva proposed to Baral on vacation last year, so the Today show wanted to make sure their next trip was just as memorable.
Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker Reunite in Person to Film the 'Today' Show Outdoors
Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are together again! The Today show co-anchors reunited in person on Tuesday's episode, both reporting live from Hudson, New York. Guthrie proved her point when the camera zoomed out to show Roker standing near her, while still adhering to social-distancing guidelines. pic.twitter.com/i10xFFlwCs TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 23, 2020Roker took to Instagram to mark the special day, sharing a few socially-distanced selfies with Guthrie. "So good seeing @savannahguthrie in person here on @todayshow live from #hudsonny"Both Roker and Guthrie began working from home in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NBCUniversal will devote more time to news as it cuts commercial airtime
Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. NBCUniversal said Monday it's reducing commercial time and offering resources like more access to talent and remote production without fees to its advertising partners. The company wouldn't specify precisely how much commercial time was being reduced. Because of reduced commercial time, NBCU said it will devote more time to news divisions at NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo for updates and special programming. Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC.cnbc.com
NBC's streaming service Peacock will have free version and two subscription tiers starting at $4.99
NBCUniversal unveiled its Peacock streaming service to investors Thursday, highlighted by a free-for-all version that stands out in an increasingly crowded online video market. Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Nathan Congleton | NBCUThere will also be two paid tiers of Peacock called Peacock Premium. Late Night fans with earlier bedtimes will be able to watch "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at 8 p.m. Free Peacock Premium for Comcast and Cox customerscnbc.com
Al Roker Wishes Matt Lauer Well Nearly 2 Years After 'Today' Exit (Exclusive)
Al Roker is sending Matt Lauer well wishes. "I'm sure he's doing well," Roker told ET's Katie Krause. He split with his wife, Annette Roque, with whom he shares three children, shortly after. Late last month, Lauers first ex-wife, Nancy Alspaugh, told ET that Lauer is now "moving on" with his life. RELATED CONTENT:Matt Lauer's Divorce: A Timeline of His Split From Annette RoqueMatt Lauer's Wife Annette Roque Officially Files for DivorceMatt Lauer 'Moving Forward' as He Sells Hamptons House Amid Finalizing Divorce