The NBC News meteorologist and “Today” co-host helped host NBC’s coverage of the parade from the street, interviewing stars including Jake Lacy (“Friend of the Family” and “White Lotus”) and colleagues Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb hosted from a post near the Macy’s flagship in New York’s Herald Square.
At the start of the parade, the “Today” team shared that Dreyer, 41, would be filling in for Roker. Roker is away from the “Today” show after being hospitalized for a blood clot.
Shortly after the start of the parade, Dreyer took a call from President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden while watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade at home like millions of other Americans. They asked how Roker was doing and she assured them that he is doing great.
The longtime meteorologist, 68, announced on Instagram earlier this month that he has been hospitalized for some “medical moles” and is now on the mend.
Roker went home for Thanksgiving dinner, according to his post on Instagram Thursday. “So much to be thankful for on #thanksgiving. Leaving the hospital and home,” he wrote.
“Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg that sent several clots into my lungs,” he wrote on an Instagram post Friday that featured a bouquet of flowers and an NBC mug. “I am fortunate to be receiving excellent medical care and on the road to recovery. Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers and I hope to see you soon.”
Blood clots, or deep vein thrombosis, most commonly occur in the leg but can also develop in the arm, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Part of the clot, called an embolus, can break off and travel to the lungs,” which can cut off blood flow to the lungs.
Roker has sat on the “Today” show weather desk since 1996 and has been transparent about past medical issues., including a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2020.
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