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Thomas Roberts Biography

Asmita Poudel Sun Nov, 2015
Thomas Roberts

Facts of Thomas Roberts

Date of Birth: 1972 , October-5
Birth Nation: United States
Name Thomas Roberts
Birth Name Thomas Albert Roberts
Father Michelle Roberts
Mother Albert Roberts
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Towson
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For MSNBC,NBC’s TODAY
Net Worth $1.5 million
Salary $400 thousand
Married Yes
Married to Patrick D. Abner (m. 2012)
Education Calvert Hall College High School, McDaniel College
Awards GLAAD Media Vito Russo Award

Quick Timeline of Thomas Roberts

1972 Born in Towson, Baltimore
1994 Graduated from Western Maryland College
2001 Joined CNN
2010 Joined MSNBC as a freelance anchor
2015 Became the first openly gay evening news anchor
2006 Revealed that he is gay
2012 Married to Patrick D Abner
2019 Net Worth

Detail Timeline of Thomas Roberts

October 5 , 1972

Born in Towson, Baltimore

Thomas Roberts was born on October 5, 1972 in Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America to Michelle Roberts and Albert Roberts. He spends most of his childhood days in Towson, Maryland. He is an American and is white.

1994

Graduated from Western Maryland College

Thomas Roberts who was raised in Roman Catholic family, he also joined Catholic schools and gained his primary education from there. After his high school graduation, he attended Western Maryland College and received his communication and journalism degree in 1994.

2001

Joined CNN

Thomas began his professional career as a reporter in a small cable station soon after being graduated from Western Maryland College. At the end of 2001, he joined CNN and then began anchoring on CNN Headline News.

2010

Joined MSNBC as a freelance anchor

He spends nearly a decade of his life being an anchor on CNN Headline News. And in April 2010, he joined MSNBC as a freelance anchor. However, at the end of 2010, he was finally offered the full anchoring role in this news channel.

2015

Became the first openly gay evening news anchor

Currently he is working in MSNBC and NBC News. He is the anchor of MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts as well as NBC News's Early Today. In July 2015, he became an anchor of the show, NBC Nightly News and that day he made a record by being the first openly gay evening news anchor. 

September 8 , 2006

Revealed that he is gay

Handsome guy with such a towering height, Thomas Roberts threw some sand on the eye of girls when he revealed that he was guy on 8th of September 2006. He is also one of the active members of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. 

September 29 , 2012

Married to Patrick D Abner

After he shared that he is gay in 2006 after speaking for National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, he also revealed that he is dating Patrick D. Abner since 2000. They got married on 29th of September 2012 after being engaged for about a year.

2019

Net Worth

As of early 2019, Thomas Roberts' net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million and earns an annual salary of $400 thousand.

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American journalist and news anchor, Thomas Roberts is known for being the news anchor for MSNBC and also for the Saturday editions of NBC Nightly News.

Thomas Roberts' Early Life and Education

Thomas Roberts was born Thomas Albert Roberts on October 5, 1972, in Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, the United States of America to mother Michelle Roberts and father Albert Roberts.

He spent most of his childhood days in Towson, Maryland. He is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. As he was raised in the Roman Catholic family, he also joined Catholic School where he gained his primary education.

Thomas Roberts' Career

A graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and Western Maryland College, Thomas began his professional career as a reporter in a small cable station. After that, he joined NBC affiliate KNSD when he served as a writer and field producer. At the end of 2001, he joined CNN and then began anchoring on CNN Headline News

Currently, he is working in MSNBC and NBC News. He is the anchor of MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts as well as Today.

Thomas has also appeared in many television shows like Way Too Early, Morning Joe, NBC Nightly News, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and many others. He even co-hosted the 2013 Miss Universe and Miss USA 2014.

Thomas Roberts' Net Worth

As of early 2019, Thomas Roberts' net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. He is a television show personality and has been earning a lucrative amount of salary. He earns an annual salary of $400 thousand.

Thomas Roberts' Personal Life: Married Gay Partner Patrick 

Back on the 8th of September 2006, Thomas Roberts revealed that he is gay. He is also one of the active members of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Thomas is currently enjoying a blissful married life with gay partner Patrick D. Abner. He revealed that he has been in love with Patrick D. Abner since the start of the 2000s. After dating for the long term, they got married on the 29th of September 2012.

Thomas stands  5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 73 kg.

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