Speaker Spotlight: Joy-Ann Reid
Renowned journalist JOY-ANN REID is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of AM Joy. Heralded in The Hollywood Reporter for her "ability to break down complex issues in a way that makes them digestible and accessible," Reid is celebrated for her no-nonsense, sharp commentary, and ability to go beyond the headlines to reveal what is truly at risk, and for whom. Ranking in the top five most-tweeted journalists and commentators of a top news outlet, Reid provides timely, candid analysis on the top issues of the day. Before her time with MSNBC, she was the host of “The Reid Report,” a daily program that offered Reid’s distinctive analysis and insight on the day’s news, and the Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily, online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. At speaking engagements Reid receives rave reviews, such as: "Joy-Ann was utter perfection on stage and really directed the conversation with nuance and ease to some fascinating places. It was such a delight to work with her..." (Symphony Space), and "People simply loved [Joy]. She was great!" (Howard University)
Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. ET to noon ET. She is the author of three books: Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide, We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama, which she co-edited with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, and her latest book: The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story -- published in the summer of 2019, which spent four weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list. Reid also co-hosts a podcast: Reid This-Reid That with veteran TV journalist Jacque Reid. She has worked in local and national TV news, as a talk radio producer and co-host, and as a press secretary during two presidential campaigns, including for Barack Obama's campaign in Florida in 2008. Her columns have appeared in multiple outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, New York Magazine, and The Daily Beast.
Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 and was a 2003 Knight Center for Advanced Journalism fellow. She has received media awards from the Women’s Media Center, the National Action Network and the National Association of Black Journalists, and her work has been nominated for an Emmy Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and two NAACP Image Awards.