Thomas Roberts: MSNBC’s Latest Hire?
There’s a lot of speculation swirling about Thomas Roberts’ status at NBC/MSNBC. Roberts has been working freelance for MSNBC for a while now but the past week or so there’s been a lot of chatter that he may now be permanent. It started with some tweets from Chris Harris, Daryn Kagan, and CNBC’s Nicole Lapin all strongly suggesting Roberts was now an NBC/MSNBC employee. So far MSNBC has not made any announcements.
But that hasn’t stopped someone from setting up a new Facebook group to get Roberts his own show. The group was set up a week ago which coincides nicely with when that twitter buzz started happening. Usually a “give so and so a show” group on Facebook wouldn’t raise my eyebrows but this one is a bit different since the subject of the group is an active participant and apparently has group admin power.
All signs point to Roberts being hired. I wonder what is delaying an announcement? More importantly, if he has been hired, is someone going or is someone going to lose an hour?