TV Newser reports that CNN and HLN will be the networks hosting this year's glitzy Manhattan $150-a-head fundraiser for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Hosting are new CNN morning host Soledad O'Brien and lesbian activist/CNN Headline News anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell, who's hosted several New York fundraisers for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts hosted this event in 2011, and NBC morning hosts Hoda Kotbe and Kathie Lee Gifford hosted this event in 2010. Last August, the annual NLGJA convention starred NBC anchor Ann Curry and openly gay CNN anchor Don Lemon.
In 2010, O'Brien hosted the CNN special with the physiologically impossible title "Gary and Tony Have a Baby." She claimed: "It's not the story of the gay community, it is not even the story of gay marriage, it is the story of a guy named Gary and a guy named Tony and they have decided to have a baby."