Steve Kornacki becomes MSNBC’s third gay anchor
Steve Kornacki has been named host of MSNBC’s much buzzed about weekend roundtable show, Up.
This makes him the network’s third openly gay host. Rachel Maddow has her own prime-time show on weeknights while Thomas Roberts is a weekday morning host.
I just want to remind everyone that I was into Steve way before he became the MSNBC “it’ boy. He was featured as a Greg In Hollywood Morning Man way back on Dec. 24, 2010!
At that time, I had no idea he was gay. I was just attracted to his intelligence and looks.
Less than a year later, Steve came out publicly in a deeply personal column. It took us into the compartmentalized world that a lot of men feel they must live in in order to have the life they want.
We also learn of the romantic price he had to pay before finally deciding to come out to everyone at the age of 32.
Even with LGBT equality a huge story these days, Steve told The Daily Beast in an interview this week that he generally keeps his politics to himself.
“I am hesitant to put any kind of ideological label on it and say that’s what this show is,” he said. “I would rather say this is a show that seeks out intelligent conversation and is not going to be afraid to let that conversation take place organically.”