May 28, 2017

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts gives advice to struggling teens

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: To look at him now, a handsome and successful newsman, it would seem that Thomas Roberts has always had it all.

But in this very candid “It Gets Better” video, the MSNBC anchor talks about the pain he suffered as a kid who was molested by his parish priest – a pain so great that it drove him to attempt suicide when he was 15.

His sister found him and he talks about the pain he caused his family who rallied around him: “I saw first-hand the pain in their eyes and realized that suicide was not the answer.”

This experience, and his journey through it, puts the openly gay newsman in a very unique position to talk about being in such a dark place but surviving and gaining a perspective that is now most valuable when he shares it with others.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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