(From Vanessa, Al Roker's Assistant)
Hi All. I'm Vanessa, Al Roker's Assistant. I have a cool job that requires me to work between NBC and Al Roker Entertainment. For those of you who don't know, Al runs a successful production company that produces shows for various television networks. Essentially, Al and I have two offices that are roughly 10 blocks a part.
The first question people ask me when they find out I work for Al is, "Is he a normal guy"? And my response is, "He's just a regular guy from Queens". He can be funny when it's warranted, but he is also serious when it's necessary.
What I respect and admire most about Al is his commitment to his family. We frequently schedule meetings and shoots around the kids' school dismissal schedule, plays, doctor's appointments, and play dates. It is really great working for someone who realizes that family time is priority number one.