Thomas Roberts Biography
Thomas Roberts (Thomas Albert Roberts) is an American television journalist who served as a news anchor for MSNBC, a cable-news channel for seven years. He left MSNBC and NBC in November 2017.
He anchored e daytime news platform of NBC News, on weekends from 5-7pm ET. He was also an anchor of Way Too Early and a contributor to Morning Joe. He co-hosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant along with Melanie Brown from Moscow, Russia. In 2014, Thomas co-hosted the Miss USA 2014 with Giuliana Rancic and also 2014 Miss Universe pageant with Natalie Morales from Miami, Florida.
Thomas Roberts Education
He attended Calvert Hall College High School and later joining Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College). He graduated from college in 1994 with a major in communication and a minor in journalism.
Thomas Roberts Age
Thomas Albert Roberts was born on October 5, 1972 in Towson, Maryland, U.S. He is 46 years old as of 2018.
Thomas Roberts Family
Roberts was born to Michelle Roberts, and Albert Roberts. He grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Towson, Maryland.
Thomas Roberts (right) and partner Abner (left)
Thomas Roberts Patrick D Abner | Thomas Roberts Husband
Thomas has been married to Patrick D. Abner since September 29, 2012. The couple’s marriage ceremony was held at the Gansevoort Park Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, New York. The couple began dating in 2000 and got engaged on June 25, 2011, just a day after same-sex marriage in New York was legalized. Thomas announced the new in his twitter page.
Thomas Roberts Gay
He publicly acknowledged his Sexual orientation peaking at the annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) in Miami, Florida, held on September 8, 2006. Reporter Christie Keith published an interview with Roberts on September 15, 2006, who stated that he actually came out to coworkers in 1999, when he was living in Norfolk, Virginia. “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 also told Keith that he had been approached in 2005 by People magazine to be one of the publication’s 50 Sexiest Bachelors, but he declined. “I’m not a bachelor. I thought it would be false advertising… [And] I didn’t think it was the right venue to talk about it.”
Thomas Roberts Career
Thomas’ first job was reporting for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland. He worked as a writer and field producer for NBC affiliate KNSD after moving to San Diego, California. He then relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska where he worked as a general-assignment reporter with ABC affiliate KLKN-TV.
He then became a nightly news anchor and investigative reporter for Fox affiliate WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. He later reported for WAVY-TV, an NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Virginia, serving the Hampton Roads area.
Thomas Roberts MSNBC
Thomas began freelance anchoring for MSNBC in New York City and was named full-time anchor in December inlate April 2010. In 2016, he primarily anchored Live with Thomas Roberts until its cancellation. Live with Thomas Roberts is a recipient of an Emmy Award for its coverage of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.
He has hosted Out There with Thomas Roberts, a weekly news and discussion show focused on LGBT equality issues, for Shift. Shift is an MSNBC digital live streaming network, through 2015. He is seen at the end of the Marvel film The Avengers speaking about the “extraterrestrial invasion” for MSNBC.
He was fill-in news anchor on the weekday and weekend versions of Today and a correspondent for NBC News. He anchored the 3 p.m. ET hour of MSNBC until he was moved to the 2 p.m. ET hour from December 2010 through February 2011. Thomas substituted for Keith Olbermann as the host of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on November 5 and 8, 2010. This was when Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC for making campaign contributions to candidates in the U.S. 2010 elections.
He anchored NBC Nightly News for a day in July 2015 and later anchored the program on numerous occasions. It was announced on November 18, 2017 that Thomas had decided to leave MSNBC.
Thomas Roberts CNN
Thomas joined CNN in December 2001 and he was based in Atlanta, Georgia. There, he was a weekday anchor on CNN Headline News, co-anchoring alongside Judy Fortin, Sophia Choi, and Kathleen Kennedy. At CNN, he anchored the CNN Headline News coverage of the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and also the channel’s ongoing Iraq War coverage.
Thomas received an Emmy Award nomination in 2002 for his investigation into a local puppy mill that was eventually shut down due to his reporting, according to his profile at CNN. On May 1 2007, he resigned from CNN to pursue “new journalistic opportunities” in the Washington, D.C. area and to be with his partner.
Thomas Roberts Sexual Abuse
After staying silent for years,Thomas came forward in 2005 to testify against Jerome F. Toohey Jr., a former priest who had abused Roberts at Calvert Hall College High School. Jerome pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse charges and received a five-year jail sentence with all but eighteen months suspended in February 2006. He served ten months before his sentence was converted in December with the remaining eight months to then be served in home detention. On March 2007, Thomas discussed his abuse in a special segment on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 called “Sins of the Father”.
Thomas Roberts Net Worth
The award-winning news anchor has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.