Joy-Ann (Joy) Reid
MSNBC host, columnist and author
Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. ET to noon ET. She is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015), the co-editor, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2016) and a columnist for The Daily Beast.
Her columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Miami Herald, New York Magazine and other publications.
From 2011 to 2014, Reid was the managing editor of TheGrio.com, a site exploring issues of importance to African-Americans. She hosted a daily news show, The Reid Report, on MSNBC from 2014-2015. Before that, she worked as a web news editor for NBC's Miami affiliate; a talk radio producer and host; a freelance writer and columnist for the Miami Herald; and in politics, as a Florida press secretary for America Coming Together (2004) and a Florida press aide for the Barack Obama campaign (2008).
Reid is a former Knight Journalism fellow (2003); was the inaugural Ida B. Wells Journalism lecturer at Wake Forest University's Anna Julia Cooper Center and was the Hardman Series lecturer at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2015. She currently teaches a course in “race, gender and media” at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications’ New York City annex.
Reid graduated from Harvard University with a bachelors degree in Visual and Environmental Studies with a concentration in film in 1991.
She and her husband Jason, a former senior editor at The Discovery Channel, own a documentary film company. They reside in Brooklyn with their three children.