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We at Gawker would like to offer our applause to CNN anchor Thomas Roberts, who "acknowledged that he is gay while speaking at the annual convention for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in Miami last weekend." Roberts, reports blog Beantown Cuban, told the audience "how he's proud of his partner and how he has gradually come out at work over the years."

Unfortunately, this was followed by a Reuters report that "a shuffling of desk chairs at CNN for budgetary reasons will mean the cancellation of the 4-6 p.m. newscast coanchored by Roberts. He and his coanchor, Kathleen Kennedy, are reportedly being reassigned."

We're sure the two things are completely unrelated, but just in case, any other closeted CNN anchors may want to hold off with their own announcements for a bit. If, you know, there are any other closeted CNN anchors out there.

Out in the Sunshine [Beantown Cuban]
Anchor of CNN's Headline News comes out [Advocate]