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Joy Reid

Host, The ReidOut
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Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst for MSNBC and host of “The ReidOut,” which is launching on July 20, 2020 and will air weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.

She is the author of The New York Times bestseller “The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story” (Harper Collins, 2019), as well as “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide” (William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2015) and “We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama” (Bloomsbury, 2016), which she co-edited with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Reid also hosts the podcast “Reid This-Reid That” with veteran journalist Jacque Reid and a book podcast called “What to Reid.”

Previously, Joy hosted the MSNBC show “AM Joy,” offering distinctive analysis and insight on the news every weekend morning. Before that, she hosted the weekday program “The Reid Report.” From 2011 to 2014, Managing Editor of, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences, while also serving as an MSNBC contributor. She has worked in local and national TV news, talk radio and as a press secretary during two presidential campaigns, including Barack Obama's Florida campaign in 2008. Her columns have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, New York Magazine and The Daily Beast.

Reid graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in film in 1991. She taught a course on “race, gender and media” at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications’ New York City annex from 2017 through 2018. Reid and her husband Jason own a documentary film production company. They reside in Maryland and have three children.