Joy Reid

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  • MSNBC Political Analyst and Host of "The ReidOut"
  • New York Times Bestselling Author


Joy Reid is the host of the new primetime cable news program, The ReidOut, making her the first black woman to host a primetime cable news program. Prior to The ReidOut, Joy served as a political analyst at MSNBC and host of the hit weekend news morning show, AM Joy.  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, 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.

 

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  • Institute of Policy Studies at Howard University
  • Mercy College
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<p>Virtual Programming: MSNBC names Joy Reid as the host of The ReidOut, making Joy the first black woman to host a prime time cable news program</p>

Virtual Programming: MSNBC names Joy Reid as the host of The ReidOut, making Joy the first black woman to host a prime time cable news program

Celebrated host of MSNBC’s AM Joy, JOY REID is moving to a new day and time, as the first Black woman to host a primetime cable news program. The ReidOut, according to The New York Times, is a new political commentary program that will engage viewers in “political analysis and punditry, along with issues of race, class, policing and other ‘cataclysmic social issues we need to reckon with.’” Commenting on the change, MSNBC President, Phil Griffin said, “Joy has one of the sharpest minds in the business and will be a force to be reckoned with in the evenings.”  Praises rained in on Twitter from political and news heavyweights like Dan Rathers, “Congratulations @JoyAnnReid! Well deserved.”; April Ryan tweeted, “Primetime TV now has some #BlackGirlMagic Congrats to my journalist sista @JoyAnnReid on her weeknight anchor slot at MSNBC!”; and Secretary Castro, “@JoyAnnReid is a brilliant journalist who brings a refreshing perspective to every story she covers. Congratulations on this well-earned announcement.” and so many others.  At virtual and in-person events, Joy receives nothing but the same, with people raving, "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).

<p>Joy 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</p>

Joy 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 and host of AM Joy on MSNBCJOY 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. During these times, Joy 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. Be it an in-person or virtual event, 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), and "People simply loved [Joy]. She was great!" (Howard University). One of 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. The Hollywood Reporter heralded Reid for her "ability to break down complex issues in a way that makes them digestible and accessible." That’s why every group that has her, loves her. 

<p>Speaker Spotlight: Joy Reid </p>

Speaker Spotlight: Joy Reid 

Renowned journalist JOY 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)

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Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of "The ReidOut" 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.