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MSNBC has announced that out news anchor Thomas Roberts will be parting ways with the news network.
A spokesperson for MSNBC issued this statement:
“Thomas Roberts has decided to leave MSNBC for other endeavors. He’s been a valued member of the NBC News and MSNBC family since 2010, and we’re thankful for his contributions and Emmy Award-winning coverage for the news division. We wish him success in his new adventure.”
I’ve been surprised at Roberts’ journey at MSNBC as it seems he just couldn’t find the right fit in the network’s range of programming.
In December of 2016, “Live with Thomas Robert” which aired weekdays at 2PM was canceled. He then took on anchor duties for MSNBC Live on weekends from 5-7 PM.
Prior to that he had hosted “Out There with Thomas Roberts,” a weekly program which focused on LGBT topics for MSNBC’s online digital platform.
Roberts and his team won the network an Emmy in September 2016 for their extensive coverage of the Obergefell decision at the U.S. Supreme Court which made same-sex marriage the law of the land.