An affable and charismatic weatherman and TV personality, Al Roker found success as the regular weathercaster for NBC's popular morning show, "Today" (1952- ). A 10-time Emmy Award winner and New York native, Roker conducted numerous interviews and segments for "Today," including a number of cooking segments and the continuing segment "Today's Dad," featuring parenting tips for fathers. As a regular NBC personality, Roker served as host of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Rose Bowl Parade, and the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Also a best-selling author, Roker published a number of books including the parenting memoir Don't Make Me Stop this Car: Adventures in Fatherhood and the cookbook Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue. Forming the multimedia company Al Roker Productions, Roker became a successful entrepreneur, developing and producing a number of television projects including the critically acclaimed PBS special, "Savage Skies" (1996), and the travel series "Going Places" (PBS, 1996-99).