CNBC Participates in Glaad’s Spirit Day for Ninth Consecutive Year

By A.J. Katz 

Here’s a feel good story in an era where there seem to be too few.

Each year, on-air media personalities participate in Glaad’s Spirit Day campaign by wearing purple in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people.

Spirit Day 2018 just so happens to be today, Oct. 18.

A number of TV newsers are participating in this event once again, led by CNBC, which is traditionally one of the most high-profile participants in Spirit Day since it began in 2010.

The CNBC logo will appear in purple all day on-air, on and on social media. CNBC employees in offices across the world will also receive purple wristbands and T-shirts.

“CNBC has been a strong supporter of Spirit Day since day one and now, from the U.S. to London to Singapore, CNBC is once again raising the bar for the industry’s participation,” said Glaad president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Hearing the respected anchors and reporters speak about Spirit Day sends a much needed message of inclusion to LGBTQ people, parents of LGBTQ youth and other allies around the world.”

Here’s who else has been seen rocking purple today on-air:

The Today show trio of Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin:

The Good Morning America co-hosts:

John Berman and Erica Hill from CNN New Day:

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi gave Spirit Day a shout out:

Additionally, Fox & Friends trio of Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy rocked purple this morning.