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"Wake Up With Al": Roker Gets Weather Channel Morning Show

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Al Roker has landed a morning show on NBC-owned The Weather Channel, it was announced Wednesday morning.

"Wake Up With Al" will air from 6-7 AM ET on The Weather Channel and will feature Roker (from New York) and co-host Stephanie Abrams (from Atlanta).

The show plans to "explore all aspects of the day's weather, combining Roker's warm style with the accuracy, dependability and expertise of The Weather Channel," according to the release. Roker "will appear both in the studio, interacting with guests and viewers, and in the field, reporting on the most compelling weather stories of the day."

The show will premiere this summer.

"Over the years, I have been out covering the same snowstorms, hurricanes and tornado aftermath as the folks at The Weather Channel," Roker said. "It is really exciting to be working on The Weather Channel, bringing the best weather information to people as they start their day. And now I get free baseball caps and fleeces from two of the best information networks in the world."

NBC bought The Weather Channel with private equity firms Blackstone and Bain Capital last summer.

Watch Roker discuss the new show on "Today" Wednesday morning: