AfterElton.com’s Christie Smith has an interview with Thomas Roberts…
Was he worried about the effect it would have on his career? “I had some concerns, but not enough to stop me from doing it,” Roberts said. “There was some trepidation… about making yourself vulnerable to a group of journalists with questions, to experience being on the other side, being in the hot seat, to come up with thoughtful, truthful answers in the way that I wanted…. It’s the largest step I’ve taken to be more active in the organization, and to interact with other gay journalists….
“No one advised me against doing it. I have no regrets, but I have some concerns about some of the reporting, certain correlations that are being drawn.”
Roberts was referring to online reports and speculation that CNN Headline News’ re-shuffling of its anchor positions, including canceling the time slot previously anchored by Roberts, was somehow related to his appearance at the NLGJA event. He was adamant that the timing of the two was purely coincidental.