Joy-Ann Reid

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Joy-Ann Reid
Joy Reid (24106253484) (1).jpg
Reid in 2016
Born Joy-Ann M. Lomena
(1968-12-08) December 8, 1968 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education A.B., Harvard University (1990)
Occupation Journalist
Employer NBCUniversal, Comcast
Television AM Joy
The Rachel Maddow Show
Spouse(s) Jason Reid
Children 3

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.[1] In 2016, she wrote a book on the recent history of the Democratic Party, called Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide.[2]

Early life[edit]

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,[3] then attended Harvard University, where she studied documentary filmmaking in the Visual and Environmental Studies department.


Reid began her journalism career in 1997, leaving New York and her job at a business consulting firm to begin working in South Florida for a WSVN Channel 7 morning show.[4]

Reid was a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow.[5]

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.[citation needed] She served as managing editor of The Grio[6] (2011–2014), a political columnist for The Miami Herald (2003–2015), and the editor of The Reid Report political blog (2000–2014).[citation needed]

From February 2014 to February 2015, Reid hosted her own afternoon cable news show, The Reid Report.[7] The show was canceled[8] on February 19, 2015 and Reid was shifted to a new role[9] as an MSNBC national correspondent.[10]

Reid currently hosts AM Joy, a political weekend-morning talk show from 10:00AM to 12:00PM on MSNBC,[11] as well as appearing on other MSNBC shows.[12]

Reid is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, published by HarperCollins on September 8, 2015.[13][14]

In 2015, Reid gave the inaugural Ida B. Wells lecture at Wake Forest University's Anna Julia Cooper Center.[6] She received an award[15] from the Women's Media Center in 2016 and was host of the annual awards in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Reid is married to Jason Reid, a documentary film editor for the Discovery Channel. They have three children.[3]


  1. ^ "MSNBC's Joy Reid on Election Day Predictions, Donald Trump's Scar on the GOP", November 4, 2016
  2. ^ Reid, Joy-Ann. "Fracture - Joy-Ann Reid - Hardcover". HarperCollins US. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b Grove, Lloyd. "Joy Reid, MSNBC Anchor, on the Racism of the Tea Party, Family Dramas, and Why She Loves Boxing". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Balzano, Cata (May 17, 2016). "Journalist Joy Reid honored by Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews". Miami Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Race in American Politics Series: Joy-Ann Reid". Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  6. ^ a b Stinson, Tevin (October 2, 2015). "Journalist Joy-Ann Reid delivers first Wells lecture". Winston-Salem Chronicle. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Alexis Garrett Stodghill (January 27, 2014). "Joy-Ann Reid to host new show on MSNBC". The Grio. 
  8. ^ Connor, Jackson (2015-02-19). "MSNBC Cancels 'The Reid Report,' 'Ronan Farrow Daily'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  9. ^ "MSNBC Shifts Ronan Farrow, Joy-Ann Reid; Thomas Roberts Returns to Dayside". Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  10. ^ Ariens, Chris. "MSNBC Shifts Ronan Farrow, Joy-Ann Reid; Thomas Roberts Returns to Dayside". AdWeek. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ Brian Steinberg (April 29, 2016). "Joy Reid Gets Weekend Slot on MSNBC". Variety. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ Hill, Jarrett (November 4, 2016). "MSNBC's Joy Reid on Election Day Predictions, Donald Trump's Scar on the GOP". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide". Kirkus Reviews. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2017. 
  14. ^ Reid, Joy-Ann (2015). Fracture - Joy-Ann Reid - E-book. HarperCollins US. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Women’s Media Center Announces Sally Field as the 2016 Host at the Women’s Media Awards". Retrieved 2017-08-04. 

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