MSNBC reporter Steve Kornacki has become one of the most popular men on television over the course of the 2020 presidential election. The 41-year-old journalist has seemingly been working around the clock on MSNBC to analyze and help Americans understand just what is happening with the voting in the country.
With all the buzz around Steve, many are curious to know about his personal life — including his relationship status. So, does Steve Kornacki have a husband?
Steve Kornacki is not married to David Mack.
Buzzfeed reporter David Mack made a joke about being married to Steve Kornacki, calling the MSNBC reporter his husband. David Mack tweeted, “When will my husband, Steve Kornacki, return from war?"
He then made another joke on Twitter about reading tweets of support to Steve Kornacki in bed every night. While these are obviously jokes, some people on Twitter took it seriously. To clear things up, David Mack already has a partner named Michael Bauer.
when will my husband, steve kornacki, return from war— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 5, 2020
As far as Steve Kornacki’s public persona goes, he is not married and is not dating anyone publicly. His Instagram is rarely updated and most of the photos in his Instagram feed include photos of nature and friends.
Steve Kornacki came out publicly in 2011.
In November 2011, Steve contributed to Salon about the experience of coming out publicly. He shared the very personal story of his first sexual experience with another man, writing, “I’m still too Catholic to add much more here, but suffice it to say: It was quick, I didn’t do much, and I felt dirty, degraded and embarrassed the whole time.”
He also wrote about a past relationship he had with a man named Dan that taught him a lot about how he felt about himself and his sexuality. He wrote, “The permanence of saying yes to Dan paralyzed me. The minute I told someone, anyone, there’d be no taking it back. His persistence also provided a perverse subconscious incentive that I only now recognize: As long as he was interested in me, I didn’t feel any pressure to face my fears – not when he’d just keep calling me anyway.”
Twitter is obsessed with Steve Kornacki and his dedication to the news.
While there is no real news about Steve Kornacki’s personal life, that hasn’t stopped the public from obsessing over Steve and his dedication to following the 2020 election on MSNBC. Not only does Steve Kornacki give expert vote analysis and key points in regards to the election, but it also appears that he hasn’t slept since Nov. 3, 2020.
Someone should dump one of those big orange coolers of Gatorade on Steve Kornacki’s head.— 🍁Imani Gandied Yams🍁 (@AngryBlackLady) November 6, 2020
Author Roxanne Gay joked, “Okay. Guys. Let’s get into it. 1. Is Steve Kornacki wearing a diaper since he never leaves the camera? 2. When was the last time he slept?” Another user joked, “Steve Kornacki has cleared my skin, solved my commitment issues, cured my depression and swept away my childhood trauma."
Steve’s colleagues joked and assured fans of the reporter’s safety and health, “We have removed him forcibly from the building. He’s in a room with pillow, blankets and warm milk.”
Forget grabbing sleep, there's still votes coming in in PA. I'm heading back to the studio. In the old days, there was USA Up All Night. Tonight, it'll be MSNBC Up All Night. Come on along for the ride.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 6, 2020
Following his first brief break from being on-air, he took to Twitter to acknowledge his sudden popularity. In a video posted to Twitter, he said, “I saw after I finally left the studio all these incredibly kind and friendly and nice messages everybody had on social media."
MSNBC even got in on the joke, giving fans a glimpse of Steve Kornacki’s off-air life. The news network has set up a #TrackingKornacki hashtag to keep people up to date on what he’s doing, and also offers a “Kornacki Cam,” during commercial breaks.