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Thomas Roberts

Thomas Roberts is a news anchor for Headline News. Based in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Roberts joined the network in December 2001 and now co-anchors with Kathleen Kennedy.

Among other stories, Roberts co-anchored the network’s coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy in February 2003 as well as the war in Iraq. He also reported on Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans and the 2004 presidential election from Washington, D.C.

Before joining CNN, Roberts was with NBC affiliate WAVY-TV in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., market, where he anchored the 5 p.m. news and served as an investigative and consumer reporter. Before this position, he anchored the 6 p.m. and the 10 p.m. news programs in addition to fulfilling investigative and consumer reporting duties for the FOX affiliate WFTX-TV in Ft. Myers, Fla. Before that, Roberts was with ABC affiliate KLKN-TV in Lincoln, Neb., where he was a general assignment reporter. He started his news career at NBC San Diego affiliate KNSD-TV as a writer and field producer.

Roberts has received numerous honors and awards, including a 2002 Emmy nomination as well as the 2002 Virginia AP Award in the Documentary/In-Depth Category for "Parvo Puppies," an investigation into a local Virginia/North Carolina puppy mill which was eventually shut down due to Roberts' investigative report. He also received a 2001 Edward R. Murrow Award for a documentary he produced, and readers of The Virginian Pilot voted him "favorite male anchor." In 2005, Jezebel magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful Atlantans."

Roberts earned his bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism from McDaniel College, formerly Western Maryland College.

 

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