No, not Al Roker. Every morning, when the cameras go outside of the studio, there is one man who is there every single day. He is a black man with largish glasses, and he's nearly always wearing some kind of hat (a cowboy hat, a woolie...something.) He's got a thin mustache, or maybe a goatee. When the camera passes by him, he always points directly at the camera, never smiling. It's a strange gesture and the fact that he's never smiling is odd, especially since he's surrounded by screaming midwest moms and kids with birthday signs.
I don't think he works for the show, because he's always on the other side of the fence. Al will talk to all of the people around him, but he never speaks to this guy. Here's a picture of him.
I have absolutely no reason to want to know who this guy is. Except that he's there every single day, and that whole "pointing at the camera thing."
Any insights, NY Mefites? (I'm certainly not asking anyone to go ask this guy who he is, but...okay, maybe I am.)