Of course, Al Roker owns more than one home. The Today star has a beautiful brownstone building in the center of Manhattan that he’s owned for more than 15 years, and he also has another house just outside of New York City in the Hudson River Valley.
When it comes to enjoying R&R, though, Al and his wife, Deborah Roberts, prefer to be in Columbia County with their three kids, Leila, Nicholas and Courtney. “It’s the anti-Hamptons. You can still go to the grocery store and get a quart of milk for less than $35,” the meteorologist joked to Forbes about their life in the Valley, pointing out how there is still plenty to do while providing privacy.
Al and Deborah spent a lot of time at their Hudson River Valley home amid the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. Before he returned to the Today show’s N.Y. studios last August, Al was filming the program from his luxurious abode, which is “five minutes from the Massachusetts line.” In photos the dad of three shared on Instagram, you can see he has a massive library in his study, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a breathtaking backyard.
“It’s been interesting with this pandemic,” Al said about filming everything from home at the time. “[COVID-19] happened as all this technology came along that allows us to do all this. If it had happened even three or four years ago, print and radio would have been OK, but television would be really hamstrung.”
An unforgettable moment was when Al’s cohost Savannah Guthrie came to visit him in the Hudson Valley area. Although they practiced social distancing and didn’t shake hands, it was great to see them reunite near Al’s beloved home.
“Ahhhh. #ReunitedAndItFeelsSoGood. So good seeing @savannahguthrie in person here on @todayshow live from #hudsonny,” the TV personality captioned the Instagram post in June 2020.
Now that Al is back in the studio, he’s been splitting his time between his Upper East Side abode and his vacation house outside the city. The journalist doesn’t mind commuting between the two considering it’s always been his dream to live in a brownstone.
“I saw them on The Cosby Show and across from my high school,” he previously told Closer in an exclusive interview. “I always thought that was real New York living and a nice thing to have in the city.”
Scroll below to see pictures of Al’s family home in the Hudson River Valley!
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