Al Roker is quite the character. Best known as the beloved weather anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, his charismatic and no holds barred personality is enjoyed across the country every morning. genConnect’s Vicki Salemi got a first hand account of Roker’s vibrant demeanor on the red carpet at the 2012 Matrix Awards where he shared his favorite piece of career advice and his strong views against social media. Watch:
Roker has been working with NBC since 1978. He worked his way up throughout his career, now has his own production company, Al Roker Entertainment, and has hosted several cable shows. Although Roker claims he’s not the best source for career tips, he does have a favorite piece of advice for those just breaking into the job market or transitioning into a new industry:
“I did hear some really good advice last night from the actor Richard Thomas,” Roker told genConnect. “He tells parents who come up to him and say their kid wants to get into acting, ‘You know what? Don’t have a Plan B. If you believe in something and there’s something you really want to do, go for it. If things don’t work out you’ll figure it out. But if you have a Plan B, odds are you’ll use it.’”
“The tweeting, the Facebooking, really? Do we really need all that?” Roker said. Watch the video to find out his response.
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