Thomas Roberts Biography
Thomas Roberts is an American television journalist who served as a news anchor for MSNBC, a cable news channel. He ended his seven-year stint anchoring MSNBC Live, the daytime news platform of NBC News, on weekends from 5-7 pm ET. Before that, he was the anchor of Way Too Early and a contributor to Morning Joe.
He was also an NBC News correspondent and a fill-in anchor on Today and NBC Nightly News. On November 18, 2017, it was announced that Roberts had decided to leave MSNBC for other endeavors. On August 14, 2020, it was announced that Roberts will be the host of season four of DailyMailTV.
Thomas Roberts Age
Thomas is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on 5 October 1972, in Towson, Maryland, United States. She celebrates her birthday every 5 of October every year.
Thomas Roberts Height and Weight
Thomas stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.80 meters tall). He weighs 68 kilograms (157 lbs). He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Thomas Roberts Education
Thomas attended Catholic schools there, graduating from Calvert Hall College High School. In 1994, Roberts graduated from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) with a major in communication and a minor in journalism.
Thomas Roberts Family, Parents, and Siblings
Thomas was born in Boston and raised in Towson, Maryland. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of his parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Thomas Roberts Dating, Wife, and Children
Thomas has been in a relationship with Patrick D. Abner since 2000. On June 25, 2011, one day after same-sex marriage in New York was legalized, Roberts announced his engagement to Abner on his Twitter page. The couple was married on September 29, 2012.
Thomas Roberts Guy
Roberts publicly acknowledged he was gay while speaking at the annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) in Miami, Florida, held on September 8, 2006. His comments were first reported by Johnny Diaz, a Boston Globe staff reporter. Along with Craig Stevens, a co-anchor of Miami’s WSVN Channel 7, and other local gay anchors, Roberts was a member of a panel called “Off Camera: The Challenge of LGBT TV Anchors.”
He told the audience that the conference was the “biggest step” he had taken to really be out in public and that he had slowly been coming out at CNN over the past several years. Diaz reported that Roberts, who has been a member of the NLGJA since 2005, said he was proud of his partner and that staying in the closet was a difficult thing for a national news anchor. “When you hold something back, that’s all everyone wants to know”, Diaz quoted Roberts as saying.
Thomas Roberts Survivor of sexual abuse
In 2005, after years of silence, Roberts came forward to testify against Jerome F. Toohey Jr., a former priest who had abused Roberts at Calvert Hall College High School. Toohey pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse charges and received a five-year jail sentence with all but eighteen months suspended in February 2006. Toohey served only ten months before his sentence was converted in December with the remaining eight months to be served in home detention. Roberts discussed his abuse in a special segment on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 called “Sins of the Father” on March 12, 2007.
Thomas Roberts Salary
Details about his salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Thomas Roberts’s Net Worth
Thomas’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 million – $ 5 million dollars. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a television journalist.
Thomas Roberts Career
Roberts landed his first job reporting for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland. He then moved to San Diego, California, and worked as a writer and field producer for NBC affiliate KNSD before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he worked as a general-assignment reporter with ABC affiliate KLKN-TV.
Roberts went on to become a nightly news anchor and investigative reporter for Fox affiliate WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and later for WAVY-TV, an NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Virginia, which serves the Hampton Roads area. At WAVY-TV, he co-anchored an afternoon newscast and was also the station’s investigative and consumer correspondent.
Roberts joined CNN, a cable news channel, in December 2001 and was based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a weekday anchor on CNN Headline News, co-anchoring alongside Judy Fortin, Sophia Choi, and Kathleen Kennedy. He co-anchored the CNN Headline News coverage of the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the channel’s ongoing Iraq War coverage.
He 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 on CNN. He resigned from CNN on May 1, 2007, to pursue “new journalistic opportunities” in the Washington, D.C. area and to be with his partner.
After some time in DC, he moved to Los Angeles to work for the syndicated entertainment programs Entertainment Tonight and The Insider before determining tabloid journalism was not for him and he was dismissed. Roberts then was a correspondent for CBS News in Los Angeles, covering aspects of the trial of Conrad Murray.