MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Congratulated For Historic First
Thomas Roberts guest anchored NBC's "Nightly News" Saturday, becoming the first openly gay prime-time network news anchor.By Steven Sparkman | July 19, 2015
When MSNBC's Thomas Roberts took over anchor duties for "NBC Nightly News" Saturday night, he became the first openly gay journalist to anchor a network news show in prime time.
Congratulations rolled in for the historic first, with Thomas reportedly telling The Advocate it was a "huge honor."
But you'd be forgiven for some confusion here. After all, there's no shortage of openly gay anchors and news hosts out there.