Joy-Ann Reid

MSNBC is getting it all right. According to a press announcement, the cable news network will add a new woman of color to their programming schedule for a permanent position.

Joy-Ann Reid is scheduled to take on the network’s 2 p.m. time slot. She will join Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Karen Finney, Tamron Hall, Touré and Craig Melvin as MSNBC’s seventh African-American host. And just to add icing on the cake, she’ll also be the news team’s 12th female anchor.

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“Joy Reid has been the managing editor of and MSNBC contributor since July 2011. She’s also been a frequent substitute host on MSNBC during all dayparts,” the news release reads. “Reid is a political columnist for ‘The Miami Herald’ and editor of the politics blog The Reid Report. Reid has worked in television and radio news since 1998 and her columns have appeared in a variety of outlets including”

The network also plans to add a new show with Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old media personality and son of actress Mia Farrow, to it’s lineup. “One of the highlights of this job is finding new talent,” says MSNBC president Phil Griffin. “Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the afternoon.”

Reid’s upcoming hour-long show has yet to be named.

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6 thoughts on “BEAUTIFUL NEWS: MSNBC Adds Seventh African-American Host To Their Lineup

  1. Camella Jenkins on said:

    I like Joy. She’s very smart, her journalism skills and political knowledge is always accurate and on point. CONGRATS Joy!

  2. I’m very happy to hear this she is such a joy to watch.I’m looking forward to her being on TV on a regular basis! Great Job MSNBC!!!!!!

    • There is nothing wrong with her wearing weave or pony tail or her natural hair just as long as she looks great in it. Most women today of all racial groups are wearing weaves or hair pieces.

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