Reid in 2016
|Born||Joy-Ann M. Lomena
December 8, 1968
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Education||A.B., Harvard University (1990)|
The Rachel Maddow Show
Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid (born December 8, 1968), also known as Joy Reid, is an American cable television host and a national correspondent at MSNBC. She is also a regular political commentator on both television and in publications such as The Daily Beast. In 2016, she wrote a book on the recent history of the Democratic Party, called Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide.
Reid was born Joy-Ann Lomena in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was from the Congo and her mother from British Guiana; the two met in graduate school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Reid grew up in Denver, Colorado, then attended Harvard University, where she studied documentary filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies department.
From 2006–2007, Reid was the co-host of Wake Up South Florida, a morning radio talk show broadcast from Radio One’s then-Miami affiliate WTPS, alongside "James T" Thomas. She served as managing editor of The Grio (2011–2014), a political columnist for The Miami Herald (2003–2015), and the editor of The Reid Report political blog (2000–2014).
From February 2014 to February 2015, Reid hosted her own afternoon cable news show, The Reid Report. The show was canceled on February 19, 2015 and Reid was shifted to a new role as an MSNBC national correspondent.
In 2015, Reid gave the inaugural Ida B. Wells lecture at Wake Forest University's Anna Julia Cooper Center. She received an award from the Women's Media Center in 2016 and was host of the annual awards in 2014.
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