In Profile: MSNBC Edition

By Brian Flood Comment

Janet Mock spoke with Refinery 29 about the killing of transgender women and how to change the media’s perception.

We talk about trans people, and particularly trans women, and it’s either, like, you’re working it on a red carpet — or you’re in a casket. We need to have something in between triumph and tragedy.

Mock also spoke with Levo about transitioning from a magazine editor to an on-air host.

For so long I thought that the only way to tell stories was to do so from a slant of, “I’m not putting myself in this story.” I was working at People.com at the time, and I found myself kind of bored. I felt unchallenged; the stories didn’t move me.

MSNBC host and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart talked to Ocean Drive about the backlash of the debate on immigration.

When people who are threatened by reality say, ‘Go back to where you came from,’ I think, okay, I love Fort Lauderdale, but why do you want me to go there?’

Thomas Roberts spoke to Hampton Road about being the first openly gay person to anchor an evening newscast on network television.

It was preciously important to me to be the custodian, however briefly, of the iconic brand of NBC News. The most important thing for me was to make sure we had the best newscast that held us up to the great brand of NBC News. I was very honored to have been part of it. Very lucky. Very fortunate.

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