Deborah Roberts & Al Roker
Over the past five years, Jazz House Kids has introduced thousands of New Jersey public school students and their teachers to the truly American musical art form of jazz. Through its engaging school workshops, residencies, and professional development programs, Jazz House Kids provides outstanding opportunities for young people to learn from and be inspired by some of the most renowned jazz musicians and educators on the scene today. These programs ensure that young people will develop an appreciation for jazz and become the jazz performers and listening audience of tomorrow, ensuring the future of jazz for years to come.
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An award-winning correspondent for ABC News' 20/20 and NBC's Dateline NBC, Deborah Roberts is a versatile and highly respected journalist with a broad range of expertise. During her 15-year career covering vital stories around the world, Roberts has worked at the Atlanta and Miami bureaus of NBC News, reported from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, and won a Sports Emmy for her work from the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. A 1982 graduate of the University of Georgia, Roberts was awarded the 1992 University of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented annually to recent graduates who have excelled rapidly in their professions.
As weatherman and a host of NBC's The Today Show, Al Roker greets more than 30 million viewers each week. A 10-time Emmy Award winner, Roker conducts celebrity interviews, cooking segments, technology updates, and the "Today's Dad" continuing series. A host of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Rose Bowl Parade, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center, Roker has presided over his own talk show on CNBC and hosted MSNBC's quiz show, Remember This? Raised in Queens, NY, Roker received a BA in communications and later an honorary doctorate from the State University in Oswego.