NBC News pulled out its Nightly News anchor chair Saturday night for Thomas Roberts, the rugged and dashing MSNBC host who came out when it was still considered career suicide. [Advocate]
IT WAS another first for NBC Nightly News when Thomas Roberts, who people know from his hosting duties on MSNBC, debuted in the anchor chair. The first openly out network anchor. Roberts is a talented broadcaster. Good for him.
— Frances Rivera (@FrancesRivera) July 18, 2015
Yes. 1st time. Quite a big honor. Thanks. https://t.co/BvoJ0q5W6o
— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) July 18, 2015