Thomas Roberts is an Emmy Award-winning journalist for MSNBC. He began his career at CNN and has covered events ranging from uncovering puppy mills to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to ongoing coverage LGBT issues. Thomas is nominated for the 2013 GLAAD Award for Journalism, and when he isn’t busy investigating a story, he can be found polishing various signage around MSNBC. You can see Thomas as anchor for “MSNBC Live” weekdays at 11am and as a fill-in host for NBC’s “Today” show. Find out what his personal motto is as we get him On The Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My husband, Patrick
What was your proudest moment?
Getting married last year in front of my family and friends.
What is your favorite drink?
My Gram's ice tea.
What is your favorite food?
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream…that's a food, right?
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
Downton Abbey, Season 3!
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Being overly self-critical
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Longevity mixed with relevance
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Cabs in NYC!
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Watching anything with “Real Housewives” in the title. Guilty pleasure!
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
My favorite food – ice cream
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
A day off!!
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Kimye – over exposed.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Too many to single out one.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Winning the lottery Otherwise I am all good.
What is your personal motto?
“This too shall pass.” It works for both the ups and the downs.