GLAAD interns visit 'MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts'

This week, GLAAD's interns visited the Comcast Building, where they toured MSNBC's studios, control rooms, and learned more about broadcast newsroom operations. GLAAD's interns were also invited to the set of 'MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,' where they sat down with Roberts and co-anchor Frances Rivera.

In 2006, Roberts made headlines after speaking about his sexual orientation at the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association conference in Miami, becoming the first openly gay cable news anchor. In 2010, Roberts began working at MSNBC as a daily anchor, and has worked there ever since. In addition, he recently hosted NBC Nightly News, making history as the first openly gay person to anchor evening news on network TV.

When asked about his current position, he told us that he feels grateful to work for such an inclusive company, where that he can talk comfortably to his co-workers about his husband and family. Even more than that, he loves getting the chance to deliver news about social justice topics that inform millions and, ultimately, change the world. 

Check out the video of Thomas Roberts from this year's GLAAD Media Awards, where he was honored with the Vito Russo Award, and be sure to catch him on MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts every weekday at 1 pm EST. In addition, if you're interested in becoming an intern for GLAAD, visit