May 21, 2024

Al Roker arrives on UT campus

Students will have another chance to see the TV weatherman on campus on Wed., March 29.

University of Tennessee students were invited to welcome the “Today Show’s” Al Roker to campus on Tuesday, March 29.

The festivities started around 10:30 a.m. when students met at the Visitors Center to ride to the airport and pick up Roker. Once he arrived on campus, he was escorted down Pedestrian Walkway.

Roker completed his day with a trip to Ayres Hall on The Hill.

The events take place a day before Roker is set to broadcast Rokerthon, a segment for the “Today Show,” live from Neyland Stadium. University of Tennessee students are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human letter by creating a Power T.

Students who would like to participate must sign up beforehand and commit to staying in Neyland Stadium from 5:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. when the segment concludes.

Featured image by Savanna Jacoby

Edited by Kaitlin Flippo

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Arts and culture editor, Taylor Owens, recognized her passion for writing at a young age. As an avid talk show fan, Owens found journalism to be the perfect way to combine her love for interviewing and writing. She is now a sophomore at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. When she isn’t writing for the Tennessee Journalist, Owens is most likely catching up on the latest reality television show.