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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Joy Reid, who rose to television fame as a sharp critic of President Trump and commentator on liberal politics and race, will become the host of a new nightly show on MSNBC [The Reid Out], the network plans to announce on Thursday, placing her among a handful of Black women to anchor an American evening news program. Ms. Reid, 51, who has hosted the MSNBC weekend talk show "AM Joy" since 2016, will move to the 7 p.m. hour on July 20.

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Her show, "The ReidOut," succeeds "Hardball" and its host, Chris Matthews, who was forced to resign in March after a series of on-air gaffes and accusations of sexist behavior in the workplace.

Ms. Reid's promotion is a significant programming move by Cesar Conde, the new chairman of NBC's news networks. Black women, including Gayle King of CBS and Robin Roberts of ABC, hold leading roles in morning and daytime television, but none currently host a nightly evening show on a major network. The last to do so was Gwen Ifill, who co-anchored "PBS NewsHour" until shortly before her death in 2016.

Congratulations to Joy - now that her hard work and persistence has finally landed her her own weeknight slot. Mazel tov!

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-09 07:57 AM | Reply

Good for her... kudos etc.

#2 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-09 09:55 AM | Reply

Excellent...she's bright,
and quick on her mental feet.
I like her.

#3 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-09 10:33 AM | Reply

Smart lady. Yet I fear she is just another apologist for corporate Dems.
Any chance they fire UpChuck Todd? Put Katy Tur in his place.

#4 | Posted by snuffy at 2020-07-09 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good for Joy! She's long been one of my favorite MSNBC hosts. I especially appreciate her blunt take on race relations. She has her finger on what's happening with the black community and was one of the first to really grasp the magnitude of Jim Clyburn's full-throated endorsement of Joe Biden. I listen to the podcast form of her weekend show every week, now I'll be listening to her every night on my way home from work.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-07-09 02:03 PM | Reply

Joy to the World!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-09 05:30 PM | Reply

I've been hoping Reid gets this timeslot since Chris Matthews ended Hardball. Now MSNBC should make amends to Melissa Harris-Perry and bring her back on weekends.

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2020-07-09 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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