Al Roker, the weatherman on NBC's Today Show and host of his own morning show on the Weather Channel got his start right here in Central New York.  He relives those days in a video for the broadcasting industry trade website Mediabistro.

In a segment called 'My First Big Break,' Roker describes his first opportunity to be on camera on Channel 5 in Syracuse.

He also recalls his time at SUNY Oswego.  For a taste of the legacy Roker left on the city while he was a Laker, stop by the Oswego Sub Shop for the Al Roker special.

Hat-tip to CNYRadio.com for the story