Al Roker is about to get even more TV time – beginning Monday, he co-hosts “Wake Up With Al” on The Weather Channel. The program, airing weekdays for an hour at 6amET, is co-hosted by The Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams.
So besides his three hours on Today, his MSNBC-produced shows, his work on The Food Network and more, you now get more Al in the morning.
The Weather Channel gig is a further extension of the partnership between NBC and TWC, which has slowly become more apparent since July 2008, when NBCU made the purchase. Getting more original programming on TWC works the other way, too – while TWC talent are seen more on NBC, this beefs up the slate for a growing network that already has a built-in audience.
TVNewser talked to Roker and his co-host Abrams about their new show:
The other NBCU talent who’s going to be getting up even earlier is Willie Geist. Besides appearing on Morning Joe from 6-9amET on MSNBC, Geist begins hosting his own program, Way Too Early, on July 27. It airs for a half-hour at 5:30amET.
From the press release: “Geist, who will continue to co-host ‘Morning Joe‘, brings his signature style and sense of humor to the thirty-minute broadcast, offering viewers everything they need to know to start the morning – from news and politics to sports and pop culture.”
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