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Joy Reid Makes Journalism History As The First Black Woman Primetime TV Anchor

Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET for the premiere of MSNBC’s new show “The ReidOut” with anchor Joy-Ann Reid.  Joy is making journalism history as the First Black Woman to anchor a Primetime TV Show.  She  replaces Matthews, who resigned back in March.

Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her mother a college professor and nutritionist from Guyana.

A  political commentator, Joy is best known for her show “AM Joy,” which aired Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. ET to noon ET on MSNBC.  She joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor and is also a best-selling author and public speaker. Joy graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow.

“I’m honored and thankful for this opportunity,” said Joy Reid. “I’ll always be proud of the work we did on ‘AM Joy’ by pushing the envelope and tackling pragmatic conversations. I’m eager to carry that same energy into the 7 p.m. hour where we can continue to build on bringing in diverse, smart, and accomplished voices to the table on topics that are important to our viewers.”

The Washington, D.C.-based show will feature one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues.

She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.


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