Author Talk: ‘Medgar & Myrlie’
Award-winning political analyst and author JOY-ANN REID’s groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller Medgar & Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America is an avenue through which to discuss the on-the-ground work that went into winning basic rights for Black Americans and the repercussions still resonating today. In her empathetic, informed voice, Reid connects the past to the present, inspiring audiences to step forward as agents of change.
Election Discussions with Joy-Ann Reid
Award-winning political analyst and host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut JOY-ANN REID flexes her impeccable moderating skills in discussions and debates surrounding upcoming elections. Drawing on her broad interview experience, Reid exemplifies an intellectual, insightful approach to political conversations.
Women’s Empowerment: Crisis and Opportunity
Award-winning political analyst and host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut JOY-ANN REID offers vital insights about the current reality of women’s empowerment in a political climate which she calls both a crisis and an opportunity. Illuminating the intersections of race and gender, and how racism and misogyny impact politics and culture, Reid traces the history of the journey for empowerment through the most recent election to the policies affecting Americans today, offering insights about where we can go from here.
Today’s Political Realities
Drawing on her decades-long experience in politics and her passion for addressing the intersections of race, justice and culture, JOY-ANN REID delves into American politics as it unfolds, offering vital insights and analysis on today’s most pressing issues.
Covering Race, Gender, & Politics in the Digital Age
Award-winning political analyst JOY-ANN REID discusses how race and gender impact media coverage in today’s increasingly ideologically siloed, digitally influenced newsroom. Touching on topics from the misinformation epidemic to the racial roots of journalistic objectivity v. fairness, Reid offers much-needed analysis and insights about the current state of our democracy and how journalism and the media play a role.
New York Times bestselling author Joy-Ann Reid’s ‘Medgar & Myrlie’ is a groundbreaking biography
Award-winning political analyst and New York Times bestselling author JOY-ANN REID’s groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller Medgar & Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America is heralded as a triumphant work of biography. In this groundbreaking and thrilling account of two heroes of the civil rights movement, Reid uses Medgar and Myrlie’s relationship as a lens through which to explore the on-the-ground work that went into winning basic rights for Black Americans and the repercussions still resonating today. Renowned historian Michael Beschloss said, "I love this book. The empathic, brilliant, and wise Joy-Ann Reid has brought us the poignant, fascinating inside story of Medgar and Myrlie Evers, transformational leaders who confronted pure evil and risked their lives to ensure that all American children might grow up in a United States that was more just. As Reid shows us, that painful task is now more urgent than ever.”
Joy-Ann Reid delivered a stellar program for the University of Iowa, and the host raved: she’s “as genuine as they come”
Celebrated host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut JOY-ANN REID joined the University of Iowa for an inspiring evening and received a glowing review. The audience of about 1,800 in-person attendees and 800 virtual guests included students, staff, and faculty, and the New York Times bestselling author delivered a stellar keynote and engaged the audience in an insightful Q&A. In addition, the highly-regarded political commentator attended a reception and provided an interview for the college’s radio station – making meaningful connections and a powerful impact.
The host raved about Joy-Ann, “Her presentation was very engaging as the audience was responsive to her for her entire time on stage. I think the best compliment I can pay her, is that she’s the real deal - as genuine as they come. Joy was gracious, caring, and genuinely interested in all whom she encountered. My students on the committee love her! You have a keeper there.”
Speaker Spotlight: Joy-Ann Reid receives rave reviews for her timely, insightful, and candid commentary
Award-winning political analyst, New York Times bestselling author, and MSNBC national correspondent JOY-ANN REID delves into American politics as it unfolds, offering vital insights on today’s most pressing issues. The renowned Host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, Reid made history with her namesake show as the first Black woman to host a primetime cable news program. Prior to The ReidOut, she hosted the hit weekend morning news show AM Joy, building a robust online fan-based known as #reiders. Reid is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story, among others, and also hosts the podcast The ReidOut. MSNBC’s new special, The Culture Is, features Reid as co-host, moderator, and executive producer of the first episode, The Culture Is: Black Women.
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. She regularly receives rave reviews for her keynote speeches and conversations, such as: “People simply loved Joy-Ann. She was great!” (Institute of Policy Studies at Howard University); "Joy-Ann was excellent! … She spoke so much truth, while giving hope” (Enoch Pratt Free Library); and "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)
Joy-Ann Reid offers vital commentary on today’s most important issues, on her show and in sought-after speaking engagements
As the celebrated host of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, JOY-ANN REID is the voice many turn to for reliable reporting and conversations that inspire change. Heralded in The Hollywood Reporter for her "ability to break down complex issues in a way that makes them digestible and accessible," the MSNBC political analyst and anchor sounds the alarm on today’s most pressing issues, from reproductive justice, to voting rights, and more. Drawing from her decades-long experience in politics and her passion for addressing the intersections of race, justice, and culture, Reid delves into American politics as it unfolds. Of the impeccable balance of analysis, passion, and humor in her show, Reid shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: “We try to have a little levity in the show. We try to have a little bit of a light heart in the show... because even when things are bad, you still need to smile.”
Sought after for media appearances as well as speaking engagements, Reid regularly 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)
Joy-Ann Reid is the voice many turn to for facts they can be confident in, commentary that speaks to politics, culture, and race in America, and conversations that inspire change
The renowned political commentator JOY-ANN REID is the voice many turn to for commentary that speaks to politics, culture, and race in America and conversations that inspire change. Audiences rave, "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).
Reid applies her thoughtful analysis to the headlines of today as well as how history informs the current moment. In Reid’s opinion essay for the New York Times, she reflects on the continued impact of not only Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. but also his contemporaries. Reid’s deep understanding of both historical and contemporary politics, culture, and communities showcases her skill as an analyst.
Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of "The ReidOut" She is the author of four books: #1 New York Times bestseller Medgar and Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America, 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 The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story, 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 Newswoman's Club of New York for the Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement, 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.