Dylan Dreyer helps to keep ‘Today’ sunny

Meteorologist is a regular presence on NBC morning program

Dylan Dreyer of ‘Today’ weekdays and Saturday and ‘Earth Odyssey With Dylan Dreyer’ Saturday on NBC

Q: You seem to have such an ease with your co-hosts on the third hour of “Today” each weekday, has that always come naturally?

A: I think it helps that Craig (Melvin) and Al (Roker) and I are truly friends and we really enjoy each other. When you’re with people that you’re friends with, your natural personality tends to come out … but sometimes, we can get a little carried away with the teasing. Sometimes, viewers are like, “Stop picking on each other!” That’s kind of what we do, though. You should see us off-camera; we pick on each other even more.

Q: As you and your husband await the arrival of your third child in November, what are your thoughts about becoming a new parent again?

A: Everybody says that everything goes out the window with Baby No. 3. You’re not going to do any of the things you’ve been doing. I’m so hands-on, though, I feel like I want to do everything. I don’t want (the new child) to miss out on all the stuff I gave (sons) Calvin and Oliver, so I think I’ll push myself and try, but I’ve also learned to let things go a little bit and be more patient. And I couldn’t do it without (husband) Brian.

Q: For quite some time during your latest pregnancy, you’ve been able to keep up your golf game. Are you satisfied with how that’s gone?

A: I don’t air much during (television coverage of) tournaments because I’m not good enough, but on my 18th hole (at the recent American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament), I hit something like a 20-foot birdie. And I was so happy that it was a “TV hole”! It was my best shot of the whole tournament, but they caught it on TV.

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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