Thomas Albert Roberts also known as an American television journalist who has served as a news anchor for MSNBC, since April 2010 was born on 5th October , 1972. This makes his age about 43 years till this date. Also, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Towson, Maryland. Telling about the education he attended Catholic schools , graduating from Calvert Hall College High School. In year 1994, he then graduated from Western Maryland College with major in communication and minor in journalism.
Now, he anchors the Saturday editions of NBC Nightly News and MSNBC Live from 1 till 3pm ET with Frances Rivera. A lot of information about his biography can be gained from wiki sites like Wikipedia or wikiquicky. It also seems that, he is very active in social networking sites in which he likes to share his thoughts and opinions with the help of Twitter and Facebook among his fans. Also, he uploads his latest pictures in Instagram. We can add that he is a popular face having 52.3 k followers on Twitter, 31 k followers on Instagram with username (@ThomasARoberts). Also adding that, his success and fame has helped him to reach to this new height which encourages him to stand tall also for a little info he is 181 cm tall. From the sources, having a good salary of $400 Thousand Per Year from which also has a mind blowing net worth of $1.5 million. Keep up the hard work Thomas.
His first step to his career was after college, when his first job was reporting for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland. He then moved to San Diego, California, where he worked as a writer and field producer for NBC affiliate KNSD. He then went on to become a nightly news anchor and investigative reporter for Fox affiliate WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. Later he joined at WAVY-TV, which is an NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Virginia, that serves the Hampton Roads area. At WAVY-TV, he worked as a co-anchore for afternoon newscast and was also the station’s investigative and consumer correspondent. He once also was a correspondent for CBS News and prior to that the syndicated entertainment programs named as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. After that, he joined CNN, in December year 2001 and was based in Atlanta, Georgia. There he was a weekday anchor , also co-anchoring alongside Judy Fortin, Sophia Choi and Kathleen Kennedy. He also co-anchored the CNN Headline News coverage of the year 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the channel’s ongoing Iraq War coverage. As well for a keen hardwork, he has received an Emmy Award nomination in year 2002 for his investigation into a local puppy mill that was eventually shut down due to his reporting, according to his profile at CNN.
Later, he resigned from CNN on 1st May , 2007, to pursue his “new journalistic opportunities” in the Washington, D.C. area. In late April year 2010, he began freelance anchoring for MSNBC and then was named as a full-time anchor in December. As he primarily anchors MSNBC Live from 1 till 3pm ET, he also has substituted as weekend anchor and overnight news update anchor on MSNBC as well as NBC News’s Early Today on NBC and First Look on MSNBC. Also adding the fact that he is also a fill in news anchor on the weekday and weekend versions of Today and a correspondent for NBC News. Also from the sources on December year 2010 through February year 2011 he has anchored the 3 p.m. ET hour of MSNBC until he was moved to his current 11 a.
to his current 11 a.m. ET hour. He also had substituted for Keith Olbermann as the host of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on 5th and 8th November, year 2010. In July year 2015, he was the first to become the openly gay evening news anchor on network television when he anchored NBC Nightly News for a day.
The interesting part of his career was when he co-hosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant along with Melanie Brown from Moscow, Russia. Then, he also co-hosted the 2014 Miss Universe pageant with Natalie Morales from Miami, Florida. He was also seen at the end of the Marvel film known as The Avengers speaking about the “extraterrestrial invasion” for MSNBC. Also while working once as his mistake when Drunk Thomas Roberts was kicked out of gay wedding reception for disrespecting Aretha. So the question stands, Will Thomas Roberts be fired from MSNBC?
According to sources we can tell that he is an open person when it comes to his personal life. It can be proved when he publicly acknowledged that he was gay while speaking at the annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) in Miami, Florida, held on 8th September, year 2006. His comments were then first reported by Johnny Diaz, a Boston Globe staff reporter. Along with Craig Stevens, who is a co-anchor of Miami’s WSVN Channel 7, and other local gay anchors, he was also a member of a panel known as “Off Camera: The Challenge of LGBT TV Anchors.” He also told the audience that the conference was the “biggest step” he had ever taken to really be out in public and that he had slowly been coming out at CNN over the past several years. On September 15th, year 2006, Christie Keith, who is a reporter with the website AfterElton.com, published an interview with him, who stated that he actually came out to coworkers in year 1999, when he was living in Norfolk, Virginia. And yes beside being a gay he has a happy family life , when he commented during the interview “I was happy, I was in a relationship, and I was very proud. I had the support of family, and of my friends. It was … about not wasting any more time. I’d wasted enough time.” He further also commented, “Hopefully, everyone, gay or straight, journalists or doctors or otherwise, can overcome that obstacle, because it stands in the way of you being the best you can be, with your job, with your family, with everything, and not have to be afraid anymore.” He also told Keith that he had been approached in year 2005 by People magazine to be one of the publication’s 50 Sexiest Bachelors, but strangly he declined stating “I’m not a bachelor. I thought it would be false advertising… I didn’t think it was the right venue to talk about it.” According to the sources, he was been in a relationship with Patrick D. Abner since year 2000. And when on June 25, 2011, one day after same sex marriage in New York was legalized, he announced his engagement to Abner on his Twitter page. Then the couple was married on 29 September, 2012. Also the latest news from sources is that he is looking Sexy And Shirtless in the photos of Mykonos where he has joined the summer migration to Mykonos and shared a sexy selfie of him and his husband, Patrick Abner, soaking up the sun. He also captioned the picture on Instagram as, “From #mykonos to#Paros & back in a day w/@patrickdabner #greece !”
Quick Facts of Thomas Roberts
|Is Gay/Lesbian ?||Yes|
|Boyfriend||Patrick D. Abner|