• Kyle Griffin was born in New York City USA in July 1986 and holds American nationality
• He has a Bachelor's degree in Arts (Communications and English) and a Master's degree in Professional Studies, Strategic Public Relations, and Political Management
• Kyle is a senior producer for the MSNBC news talk show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell"
• He is married to Joel Meares and is an advocate for the LGBTQ community
• His net worth is estimated to be over $1 million
Who is Kyle Griffin?
He’s probably known best for his work as a producer for the Microsoft National Broadcasting Company (MSNBC) news talk show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, however, Kyle Griffin is also well known for his Twitter account posts, which have caused many controversies, but also gained positive attention. He’s an advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community.
To learn more about this young, successful man, and why he’s famous, keep on scrolling through this paper.
Early life, family, and education
Kyle Griffin was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 10 July 1986, in New York City USA; he holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Caucasian descent. Kyle was raised by his parents, Harry and Janice, alongside his sister Kelly. Their mother works as a preschool teacher, while their father is a retired marketing consultant. Kyle and Kelly seem to be very close, if judged by the photos posted on Kyle’s Instagram.
Speaking of Kyle’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2004, enrolled at The College of Saint Rose, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Communications and English), in 2008.
He continued his education at George Washington University, receiving a Master’s degree in Professional Studies, Strategic Public Relations, and Political Management with honors in 2010. Later, from 2019 to 2021, Kyle studied Television and Screenwriting at New York University.
Kyle began his career as a production assistant at WNYT in 2006 and worked there while still in college until 2008. In March 2008, he began working as a production assistant at MSNBC, where he stayed until September of that same year, when he was hired as an associate producer for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)’s “Early Today”, where his job was to research, write and copy for NBC News, and from 2009 through 2012, Kyle served as a producer for MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”, “PoliticsNation”, and “MSNBC Live”.
Kyle moved to Sydney, Australia in 2012, and there began working for Yahoo! as a TV associate producer, but for just a few months. In May 2013, Kyle started working as a senior producer for the Seven Network Limited, where he stayed until July 2015.
In August 2015, Kyle was hired as a segment producer for “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, and four years later was promoted to senior producer. In 2017, Kyle and his fellow producers were nominated for the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.
Kyle produced the special “Pride of the White House”, hosted by Jonathan Capehart, who spoke with the LGBTQ members of Joe Biden’s White House staff. The show won the 2022 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism- Long-Form.
In February 2022, Kyle began serving as an executive producer for “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” and is still in this position as of early 2023.
Love life and spouse
Kyle is very open about his love life and his sexual orientation, and uses every opportunity to say how much he loves his spouse, Joel Meares. The two married on 3 October 2015, in Townsville, Australia, having been in a long-term relationship before they tied the knot, having met at a party in Manhattan, New York City, thanks to a mutual friend.
Joel is from Sydney, Australia, and currently works for Google as an Editor in Chief, Internal News. He is also a writer, and his book “We’re All Going to Die (Especially Me)” was a big hit when it was published in 2015. Joel’s exact birthdate hasn’t been revealed, however, what we do know is that he was born in 1985, which makes him aged 37 or 38 as of 2023. Kyle’s spouse is also well-educated, as he holds a Master’s degree in Journalism.
The couple is still together, and living in their residence in New York City.
As mentioned, Kyle’s Twitter account is quite popular, mainly due to his tweets about LGBTQ issues and politics; he’s especially known to be an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. He established his account in April 2009, and is today followed by nearly 1.5 million people. Kyle’s tweeted nearly 85,000 times, and isn’t only interesting to his fans, but also many celebrities following him and reading his tweets.
Famous actress Alyssa Milano said in her interview for BuzzFeed that she has a couple of Twitter accounts that she checks as soon as she wakes up, and one of them is Kyle Griffin’s.
Quick break from my Twitter vacation to say hello from the Grand Canyon. Bye again! pic.twitter.com/GjYKQ4aY2t
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 15, 2019
For those who follow his account, this isn’t surprising since almost all of his followers said that they know what to expect on his feed – ‘a nugget of the latest news, tightly packed with a series of inoffensive but slightly unbelievable analyses’.
Off course, we already know that he’s a proud gay, and he uses his platform to raise awareness of issues facing members of the LGBT population, but Kyle also strives to spread positive vibes, sending messages of love to every being.
Although he hasn’t posted any updates since September 2022, Kyle has an Instagram account, which has gained over 10,000 followers. He’s posted over 400 photos mostly featuring his everyday life, his traveling, and his work.
Age, height, and net worth
Kyle is 36 years old. He has brown hair and green eyes, and his trademark is his mustache. If you have wondered how tall Kyle is, he stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.72m), and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs) – his body type is slim.
According to sources, TV executive producers in the US make up to $120,000 per year, but some of them get paid a percentage of the project’s profits. When it comes to Kyle, as of early 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.