Thomas Roberts is an award-winning journalist who anchors "Way Too Early" on weekdays at 5:30 a.m. Roberts also serves as a fill-in host and contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and NBC's "TODAY." Roberts was made an official member of MSNBC's dayside team in December 2010, after having served as a freelance anchor for several months.
Prior to his addition to MSNBC's team, Roberts served as a correspondent for CBS News. He also contributed to several entertainment shows, including "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider." Before that, Roberts was a news anchor for "CNN Headline News."
Roberts is an award-winning journalist, having received a 2002 Emmy nomination and a Virginia Associated Press Award for his work on the documentary "Parvo Puppies." He also received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2001 for a documentary that he produced titled "When Parents Don't Pay."
Roberts has also been honored for his work as an advocate in the LGBT community, and he received the prestigious Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign in October 2011. He has also been honored by the Stonewall Community Foundation, Marriage Equality USA and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.
In the fall of 2012, Roberts married his longtime partner, Patrick Abner, in New York City. The service was officiated by Gavin Newsom, the Lieutenant Governor of California.
Roberts is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). He resides in New York City with his husband and their two dogs.