Here Are the Newsers Wearing Purple on Thursday in Show of Support for LGBTQ+ Youth

By A.J. Katz 

On Thursday, TV news networks and specific shows, as well as streaming services, American landmarks, sports leagues and various other organizations are taking part in 2022 GLAAD Spirit Day, the world’s largest and most visible LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign.

TV anchors and correspondents across NBCUniversal News Group—NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC News Now—are wearing purple on Spirit Day; including Today’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin (shown right).

The 3rd Hour of Today team also wore purple. In addition to Roker and Melvin, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones.


Andrea Mitchell will be wearing purple on her Noon ET MSNBC show as well.

Per usual, CNBC’s logo will once again go purple on-air and online today in honor of the anti-bullying campaign. Squawk Box co-hosts Becky Quick , Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen wore purple on-air, as did Carl Quintanilla and David Faber during Squawk on the Street, and correspondent Arabile Gumede did so during a Squawk hit from outside 10 Downing Street.

ABC’s The View participated in GLAAD Spirit Day this year, as has been the show’s custom in recent years. Here’s the on-air team wearing purple.

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy Fox & Friends, Todd Piro and Carley Shimkus on Fox & Friends First, Cheryl Casone on Mornings with Maria and Britta Merwin and Jane Minar on Fox Weather are all wearing purple this morning to support the cause.

Spanish-language networks, shows, and streaming services participating in Spirit Day include Univision’s morning show Despierta América.

Additionally, Norah O’Donnell will be wearing purple Thursday on the CBS Evening News.