He only came out as gay yesterday, but already Zachary Quinto has inspired another public figure to follow in his footsteps. ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler, reporting on the actor's candid weekend interview about his sexuality, revealed he too is gay as he joked about dating Hollywood star. Both men have said they decided to speak out after a spate of teenage suicides among gay youth. Scroll down for video. Kloeffler's tone on air was light-hearted.
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Roberts landed his first job reporting for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland. After some time in DC, he moved to Los Angeles to work for the syndicated entertainment programs Entertainment Tonight and The Insider before determining tabloid journalism was not for him and he was dismissed. Roberts was also a fill-in news anchor on the weekday and weekend versions of Today and a correspondent for NBC News. From December through February Roberts anchored the 3 p. ET hour.
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While delivering a report on Zach Quinto, the "Star Trek" actor who recently came out in an interview with New York magazine, Kloeffler said he would consider dropping his rule against dating actors for Quinto. Kloeffler, a former NBC News staffer and MSNBC host, said he had never disclosed his sexual orientation on the air "even though I've been out to my family, friends and co-workers for years. Most of all, I wanted to know that it would get better.
Your email address will not be published. As of , he is around 41 years old. He is known for his calm, collected demeanor even when reporting breaking news like the Belter Sniper Attack in , Hurricane Katrina, or the Virginia Tech, Las Vegas, and Orlando mass shootings. Gilchrist also reported on the Iowa Caucuses and the Philadelphia Democratic National Convention leading up to the presidential election in He also covered the funeral of President Ronald Reagan.