Thomas Roberts made TV history last weekend by becoming the first openly gay evening news anchor on network TV, the Huffington Post reports.

Roberts, 42, anchored NBC's "Nightly News" Saturday and told The Advocate that filling that role was a "huge honor."

The magazine points out Roberts, who hosts his weekly show "MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts," led with the story about 2016 presidential hopeful Donald Trump's remarks about 2008 GOP presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain.

Back in March, The Advocate asked the journalist if he was being vetted to fill in the prestigious nightly news chair.

"They haven't called yet. It would be historic, and I am willing and able... I'm working in the land of opportunity," he told the publication at the time.

Along with his MSNBC show, Roberts also hosts a weekly online show called "OutThere," which focuses on LGBT issues.

Roberts came out in 2006 and married his partner of 12 years in 2012.

A few out news castors are currently on cable TV, notably MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and CNN's Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon.


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