TV News Celebrates LGBTQ Spirit Day

By A.J. Katz 

Each year, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, tech leaders, influencers, faith groups, school districts, organizations, colleges and universities in what has become the largest unified show of support for LGBTQ youth and a stand against bullying: Spirit Day.

Broadcast and cable morning news shows featured purple this morning to mark the occasion.

CNBC Asia anchor Emily Chan Tan and CNBC Europe anchor Karen Tso showed off their purple at the crack of dawn.



Later in the morning, Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin could be seen in purple as well. and mobile icons are also purple to stand up against LGBTQ bullying.


NBC Today show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Dave Price, and Sheinelle Jones also went the purple route this morning.

Megyn Kelly and her guest Michael Phelps both rocked purple in the 9 a.m. hour.


Access Hollywood Live hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover:

Telemundo’s El Nuevo Dia:

It wasn’t just the NBCU family of networks celebrating. Univision and ABC got involved as well.

Univision’s Despierta America:

The women of The View:

Good Morning America’s Gio Benitez: