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Joy Reid

MSNBC Host and National Correspondent - Panelist Blurb

Joy Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC and the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide. She was previously the host of The Reid Report, a daily program that offered Reid's distinctive analysis and insight on the day's news. Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences.

Reid joined with experience as a freelance columnist for The Miami Herald and as editor of the political blog The Reid Report. She is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One, and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 "America Coming Together" initiative, and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama's Florida campaign in 2008. Joy's columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and She is currently producing a documentary, The Fight Years, which takes a look at the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.

Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film, and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.