Below is a note to staff from MSNBC SVP Yvette Miley:
I’m excited to share that NBCNews.com is launching a new pop-up vertical, NBC OUT, in recognition of Pride month.
NBC OUT is the first LGBTQ news vertical created by a major broadcast media organization. All summer long, NBC OUT will showcase enterprise reporting, original video, and a range of unique content geared towards the political, cultural, and social interests of the LGTBQ community.
NBC News and MSNBC have an established reputation for award-winning coverage of issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. This new digital home will build upon that foundation by providing a single online destination for original journalism and fresh storytelling as well as the best news and analysis powered by the global resources of NBC News.
We’re thrilled to welcome back Brooke Sopelsa who will serve as Managing Editor of NBC OUT. Most recently, Brooke was a producer at HuffPost Live where she worked on news and lifestyle segments. Prior to Huffington Post, Brooke spent six years at NBC, first as a producer at CNBC.comand then as a producer at MSNBC.com. In 2015, she was awarded an RTDNA Kaleidoscope Award for her LGBTQ coverage and in 2012, she earned a GLAAD Media Award nomination for her multimedia report on the contemporary voguing scene for MSNBC.com.