TODAY's Al Roker to be inducted into New York Broadcaster's Hall of Fame

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Once again, a member of the TODAY family is getting some well-deserved recognition for broadcasting excellence.

Last week, Broadcasting & Cable named Kathie Lee Gifford one of their Hall of Famers for 2015, and now anchor, weatherman and more Al Roker is getting a similar honor of his own.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Al Roker walks the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Michael Loccisano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NBC via Getty Images

On Tuesday night, Roker will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

"Which means pretty much my career's over," he joked when discussing the big event on TODAY.

"No ... which means you are a legend and finally everybody is recognizing you for it," Natalie Morales said.

Al Roker gets inducted to the New York Broadcasters Hall of Fame
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She's got a point. Roker's 40-plus years in the industry have seen him make his way from local weather expert at WTVH in Syracuse to national newsman (and even "Sharknado 2" star).

Al Roker gets inducted to the New York Broadcasters Hall of Fame
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"It's a nice honor, and [I'm] very pleased and humbled by it," Roker said on a more serious note.

Al Roker gets inducted to the New York Broadcasters Hall of Fame
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“He is a broadcasting legend and joins other Hall of Famers such as Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Charles Osgood, Regis Philbin and many more,” David Donovan, president of the New York State Broadcasters Association, told B&C. “Al Roker represents the best in broadcasting. He is an inspiration to all who work in this profession.”

Indeed!

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