Joy Reid Biography
Joy Reid is an American cable television host, MSNBC national correspondent, liberal political commentator, and author. She hosted the weekly MSNBC morning show, AM Joy, and in 2018, The New York Times stated that “Ms. Reid, the daughter of immigrants, has emerged as a ‘heroine’ of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’.”
In 2019 she published the book, The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story. On July 9, 2020, MSNBC announced that Reid would host The ReidOut, a new Washington-based weeknight show in the 7 p.m. Eastern time slot vacated in March by Hardball host Chris Matthews’ retirement.
Joy Reid Age
Joy was born on 8th December 8, 1968, New York City, U.S.
Joy Reid Height
Reid stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Joy Reid Education
Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film studies.
Joy Reid Nationality
Joy is an American nationality.
Joy Reid Ethnicity
Reid is of Black ethnicity.
Joy Reid Parents
Reid’s parents names are not known however her father was from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and her mother a college professor and nutritionist from Guyana. Her parents met in graduate school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Reid was raised Methodist and has one sister and one brother.
Her father was an engineer who was mostly absent from the family; her parents eventually divorced and her father returned to the Congo. She was raised mostly in Denver, Colorado, until the age of 17, when her mother died of breast cancer and she moved to Flatbush, Brooklyn, to live with an aunt.
Joy Reid Siblings
Joy has a sister June Carryl and a brother Oren Lomena. June A. Carryl born on 10th June, 1967 is an American actress and playwright who has made numerous television appearances such as Mindhunter. Carryl received her Bachelor’s Degree in political science and planned on being a lawyer, but transitioned to English Literature in graduate school, observing that, “every one of my classmates who went to law school came back miserable and I never managed to force myself to do internships and the stuff you’re supposed to do.”
She studied playwriting though her first play was less than a success. Despite this, she found that she enjoyed writing and she went on to receive the AADA Award Saroyan/Paul Award for Plays About Human Rights in 2017 with her play THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE. Eventually, she took a teacher’s suggestion pursue acting after being drafted into the class soap opera.
Joy Reid Husband
She is married to her husband Jason since the late 1990s. The happily married couple lives in New York City.
Joy Reid Children
Joy and Jason have three kids, and Joy has called being their mom “her favorite job.” the couple’s daughter is named Winsome, while their two sons are Nasir and Jmar.
Joy Reid MSNBC
Reid was the co-host of Wake Up South Florida from 2006 to 2007, a morning radio talk show broadcast from Radio One’s then-Miami affiliate WTPS, alongside “James T” Thomas. She served as managing editor of The Grio (2011–2014), a political columnist for Miami Herald (2003–2015), and the editor of The Reid Report political blog (2000–2014).
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. She left journalism in 2003 to work with the group America Coming Together to oppose the Iraq War and President George W. Bush. She later returned to broadcasting as a talk radio host and worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Reid hosted her own MSNBC afternoon cable news show from 2014 to 2015, The Reid Report.The show was canceled. on February 19, 2015, and Reid was shifted to a new role as an MSNBC national correspondent. Beginning in May 2016, Reid hosted AM Joy, a political weekend-morning talk show on MSNBC, and was a frequent substitute for other MSNBC hosts, including Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow. As of 2018, Reid’s morning show on Saturdays averaged nearly one million weekly viewers.
Reid is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, published by HarperCollins on September 8, 2015. In 2015, Reid gave the inaugural Ida B. Wells lecture at Wake Forest University’s Anna Julia Cooper Center. In 2017, Reid ranked fourth among Twitter’s top tweeted news outlets and most tweeted journalist at each outlet.
The Daily Dot credited her in August of that year with coining the term KHive for supporters of Kamala Harris. In July 2020, MSNBC announced that Reid would host The ReidOut, a new Washington-based weeknight commentary show in the 7 p.m. Eastern time slot vacated by the March 2020 retirement of Hardball host Chris Matthews, making her cable’s first Black female primetime anchor. Reid also teaches a Syracuse University class in Manhattan exploring race, gender, and the media.
Joy Reid Salary
Joy earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.
Joy Reid Net Worth
Reid net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
Joy Reid Instagram
Joy-Ann Reid (@joyannreid)