PERSON: Joy Ann Reid
Joy Reid was host of “The Reid Report” on weekdays at 2 p.m. on msnbc. Reid is the former Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences.<br> <br> Reid joined theGrio.com 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.<br> <br> 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 Miami Herald, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon.com. She is currently producing a documentary, “The Fight Years”—which takes a look into the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.<br> <br> 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.
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