Thomas Roberts is an award-winning journalist who anchors MSNBC Live, weekdays at 11 a.m. ET. Roberts also serves as a fill-in host on MSNBC’s First Look and NBC’s TODAY. Roberts was made an official member of MSNBC’s dayside team in December 2010, after having served as a freelance anchor for several months.
Prior to his addition to MSNBC’s dayside team, Roberts served as a correspondent for CBS News. He also contributed to several entertainment shows including Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Prior to that, Roberts was a news anchor for CNN Headline News in Atlanta.
Roberts is the recipient of a Virginia Associated Press award for his work on the documentary “Parvo Puppies” as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary he produced titled “When Parents Don’t Pay.” He has been nominated for several other prestigious awards, including a GLAAD nomination for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment as well as an Emmy nomination in 2002.
Roberts has also been honored for his work as an advocate in the LGBT community, and received the prestigious Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign in October 2011. Roberts is a proud graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). He resides in New York City with his husband, Patrick.