CNBC employees, anchors and reporters are wearing purple today in honor of Spirit Day. The network is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for the fourth year in a row. CNBC has gone purple every year since Spirit Day began in 2010! Take a look below at the anchors from the nation's top business news channel who went purple for Spirit Day.
CNBC’s Bertha Coombs
CNBC’s Eamon Javers
CNBC’s Scott Wapner
CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis
CNBC’s Kelly Evans
CNBC’s Melissa Lee and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
CNBC’s Diana Olick
CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen, Bob Pisani and Melissa Lee
CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber
CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen
While everyone was still sleeping in the United States, anchors and reporters from CNBC International kicked off Spirit Day around the globe. Take a look at CNBC's participation in Spirit Day in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Comcast and NBCUniversal are going purple today and getting the word out about Spirit Day to show support for LGBT youth and stand up against bullying. Many of the stars from NBCUniversal networks and shows, as well as NBCUniversal employees, will be wearing purple and spreading the word on the air and via social media.
Celebrities including the cast of Hot in Cleveland and Betty White, Demi Lovato, Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel, WWE Superstar Darren Young, Macklemore, Kristen Bell, Melissa Etheridge, and a growing list are also going purple for Spirit Day. Sports leagues including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and the WNBA are participating on social media. And brands like American Eagle Outfitters, NBCUniversal and Johnson & Johnson are taking a stand, along with hundreds of schools, faith groups, media outlets, companies, and organizations.
Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by
- Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
- Wearing purple on October 17th and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
- Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay and Spirit Day graphics
- Downloading the Spirit Day App
- Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
- Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner