He only came out as gay yesterday, but already Zachary Quinto has inspired another public figure to follow in his footsteps. ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler, reporting on the actor's candid weekend interview about his sexuality, revealed he too is gay as he joked about dating Hollywood star. Both men have said they decided to speak out after a spate of teenage suicides among gay youth. Scroll down for video.
In January , The Beat was 1 at 6pm in ratings, averaging 2. Melber's show has become one of the most viewed shows online, with "13 million viewers per month on YouTube—the highest of any MSNBC show", according to the Daily Beast. Columbia Journalism Review dubbed Melber "a remarkably effective interviewer",  while New York Times columnist Peter Wehner called him "an outstanding interviewer, among the best on television". Melber is Jewish, the son of an Israeli immigrant and his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. He then joined Senator John Kerry 's presidential campaign, working the Iowa caucus and as California deputy political director. He has won an Emmy Award for his Supreme Court coverage. Melber reported that the firing of FBI Director James Comey could trigger an investigation into obstruction of justice on May 9, - the day Comey was fired - quoting a former FBI official who told him the firing raised potential obstruction.
Gay ABC News anchor comes out while talking about ‘Star Trek’ actor Zach Quinto on the air
While delivering a report on Zach Quinto, the "Star Trek" actor who recently came out in an interview with New York magazine, Kloeffler said he would consider dropping his rule against dating actors for Quinto. Kloeffler, a former NBC News staffer and MSNBC host, said he had never disclosed his sexual orientation on the air "even though I've been out to my family, friends and co-workers for years. Most of all, I wanted to know that it would get better.
Once upon a time, chest hair was all the rage for the manliest of men -- just look at old pictures of Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds or Tom Selleck. But these days a lot of beefy guys have forgone the hirsute look for much a smoother aesthetic, and it's especially prevalent in superhero movies , where even the hairiest hero has to shave his chest. Heck, " Daredevil " star Charlie Cox gets his chest waxed now that he's part of the Marvel family, and his character can't even SEE the results. The comic book images that depict Matt Mudrock as smooth chested, he said, were "so iconic that you really have to adhere to them. And I think that that was a battle I lost.