Atlanta Reporter Tells Viewers ‘You Know I’m Gay, Right?’

By Kevin Eck 

WXIA reporter Jeremy Campbell reminded viewers he was gay in an essay he wrote after the Orlando shootings.

Campbell said he wrote the piece titled “You know I’m gay, right?” because of what viewers have been writing in the comments section, though he doesn’t specify if he’s talking about Facebook or the station.

“Words matter. Everything you say,” said Campbell. “Everything you post or comment – it all matters. Someone sees every thought. And what you say makes the difference between love and hate.”

Let me get you caught up. I’m gay. Partnered with someone I love very much. Normal.

I’d seen no reason to make any of it a focal point. Then I read the comments section after the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Now have a reason to be bold. We all do.