Thomas Roberts Out, David Gura in at MSNBC

By A.J. Katz 

NBC News & MSNBC announced notable staffing moves this weekend.

Veteran anchor Thomas Roberts is departing the network, while Bloomberg anchor David Gura arrives on November 25.

Per a MSNBC spokesperson:

“Thomas Roberts has decided to leave MSNBC for other endeavors. He’s been a valued member of the NBC News and MSNBC family since 2010, and we’re thankful for his contributions and Emmy Award-winning coverage for the news division. We wish him success in his new adventure.”

Roberts most recently anchored MSNBC Live on weekends from 5 – 7 p.m., but the network decided to go in another direction this past October when it slotted Ayman Mohyeldin in the 5 p.m. hour, and a rebroadcast of Meet the Press in 6 p.m. hour.

Kasie Hunt got her own Sunday prime time show on MNSBC, which airs from 7 – 9 p.m., while Roberts appeared to be odd man out.

Before anchoring MSNBC Live on weekends, he helmed Live With Thomas Roberts weekdays at 2 p.m. on MSNBC before that program was canceled in December of last year.

Roberts joined MSNBC in a full-time capacity in December 2010 after working in a freelance capacity for 8 months. Before the 2 p.m. program, Roberts also hosted Out There with Thomas Roberts, a weekly program focusing on LGBT issues, on the MSNBC’s digital live streaming network until 2015.

Roberts and his team won the network an Emmy in September 2016 for their coverage of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

The versatile newsman also served as a substitute anchor for Today, NBC Nightly News, and as a correspondent for NBC News.

David Gura joins the NBC News & MSNBC team on November 25th. He will report on business, economics, and will anchor MSNBC Live on weekends.

Gura was most recently a Bloomberg Newser has anchored Bloomberg Markets: The Trump Economy on Bloomberg TV, and co-anchored Bloomberg Surveillance on Bloomberg Radio.

TVNewser obtained an announcement from NBC News/MSNBC svp Yvette Miley concerning the hiring of Gura:


I am pleased to announce that award-winning journalist David Gura is joining the NBC News and MSNBC team. Beginning November 25th, David will report on business and the economy and anchor “MSNBC Live” on weekends.

Most recently, David served as the anchor of “Bloomberg Markets: The Trump Economy” on Bloomberg Television and co-anchor of “Bloomberg Surveillance” on Bloomberg Radio. While there, he covered numerous international stories from Beijing, Bogota and Mexico City, as well as covered the economic collapse from Athens and the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina from the Gulf Coast.

An award winner, David has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and the French-American Foundation. He also received a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship.

David graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in history and American studies and from Columbia University with a M.S. in Journalism. Additionally, he studied political science at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana in Bolivia.

Please join me in welcoming David to the team.