MSNBC's Thomas Roberts recently spoke with The New York Observer about his career path and landing at MSNBC, the stories that he's passionate about covering, and his upcoming wedding to his long-time love Patrick. Below is an excerpt from the story, which ran in today's paper:
"Mr. Roberts said, though, that he wasn’t especially inclined to cover gay stories because of his demographic profile, despite the ex post facto judgments of viewers. 'I think LGBT stories right now are newsmakers. So, no matter if you’re straight, gay or Martian, you’re going to be covering them. Because I am who I am, I can provide a different viewpoint, because people at home might know who I am or where I’ve come from—and that’s O.K.'"