Quick facts about Thomas Roberts Biography
First Name Thomas
Last Name Roberts
Date of birth January 23, 1970
Birth Place United States
Profession Television journalist
Ethnicity White
Religion Catholic





Thomas Roberts Biography


Introduction, Early Life, and Education

Thomas Roberts, born on October 5, 1972, in Towson, Maryland is a famous American television journalist who was raised in a Roman Catholic family. He completed his schooling from Catholic school and went to Calvert Hall College for the high school studies. Later, he went to McDaniel College and graduated in 1994 with a degree majoring in communication and a minoring in journalism.

Career

As soon as Thomas completed his college, he got his first job working for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland as a reporter. Later, he moved to San Diego, California for working as a field producer and a writer for NBC affiliate KNSD. Then he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and started working as a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate KLKN-TV.

Afterward, Thomas started his work as a news anchor and night investigative reporter for Fox affiliate WFTX-TV, Fort Myers, Florida and then for WAVY-TV for the same position. Later, he worked as a co-anchor and consumer correspondent for the same channel.

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Thomas Roberts worked for CBS News as a correspondent and did entertainment programs like Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. In December 2001, he joined CNN located in Atlanta, Georgia which is a cable-news channel and became a weekly anchor on CNN Headline News with Judy Fortin, Sophia Choi, and Kathleen Kennedy as co-anchors. His major news coverages include 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the Iraq War.

On May 1, 2007, he resigned from CNN and came back to journalism as a freelance anchor for MSNBC in April 2010. In December, he became a full-time anchor for MSNBC and then for NBC as well.

Personal Life

Besides journalism, Thomas Roberts once became the co-host of 2013 Miss Universe pageant show along with Melanie Brown. He received Edward R. Murrow award in 2001 and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his investigation into a local puppy mill in 2002. He confessed in 2005 that he was abused by Jerome F. Toohey Jr. ,who was a former priest, while at Calvert Hall College High School. 

Thomas is a gay and was in a relationship with Patrick D. Abner since 2000. After same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, they got engaged on June 25, 2011, and married on September 29, 2012. 

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