MSNBC audiences would know well the African-American journalist Joy Reid, who works for the network as a liberal political commentator, national correspondent, and television presenter. She currently hosts The Reid Report, which airs every weekday at 2 pm, and also contributes to the political weekend morning talk show AM Joy.
The veteran journalist has a glowing past; she worked with the Miami Herald as a political columnist from 2003 to 2015 and also co-hosted Wake-Up South Florida from 2006 to 2007. Reid edited her private blog site, known as Reid Report from 2000 to 2014 before it was closed, and also served as managing editor of TheGrio.com (2011-2014). In addition to her work as a journalist and television personality, Joy Reid has written a book entitled “Fracture”: Barack Obama, the Clintons and Racial Segregation” in 2015.
Who Is Joy Reid Of MSNBC?
Joy, currently considered one of the most committed and promising liberal political commentators, was born Joy-Ann Lomena in Brooklyn, New York, on December 8, 1968. After her marriage, she later took the name of her husband Reid. Her engineer father, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was more or less an absent father who visits his family when it suits him, and her mother, a college professor and nutritionist from British Guiana, raised Joy together with her siblings – a brother and sister.
Joy’s father eventually returned to DR Congo after the divorce from her mother. Joy, who was raised as a Methodist, spent most of her childhood in Denver Colorado until her mother died of breast cancer at the age of 17. She eventually moved to Flatbush New York, where she lived with her aunt.
The famous journalist attended the prestigious Harvard University, where she graduated in 1991 with a major in film, although she was initially interested in studying medicine. During her years at Harvard University, she had financial problems that led her to spend her free time working as a food vendor and campus shuttle driver just to cover some of her expenses.
The famous journalist is married to Jason Reid, a partner and senior editor at Image Lab Films. Jason, who has been with Image Lab Films since 2005, was a senior editor at Discovery Channel. It seems that Joy Reid keeps the details of her marriage to Jason as her little secret. The only thing that is obvious is that the couple lives happily together.
The political commentator maintains a family of five with her devoted husband and three lovely children. Although the details of her birth are not publicly known, Joy’s children consist of two boys and a girl. She combines her successful career with motherhood and yet manages to be a great mother to her children and a loving wife to her partner. Currently, Joy Reid lives with her family in Brooklyn.
Salary and Net Worth
The political commentator and national correspondent for MSNBC have enjoyed enormous success in her career to date. Although her salary is not known, it is described as impressive as she has been able to accumulate a tidy net worth of $1.5 million.
Other Facts About Joy Reid
The African-American journalist is 1.80 m tall, has typical African black hair and black eyes. She is approaching middle age, but still has the youthful exuberance of the mid-twenties. Joy has a distinctive personality and radiates a lot of self-confidence in the way she carries herself.
Social Media Profiles
Joy Reid is active on various social media platforms, she is known for uploading much of her work to both her Facebook and Twitter accounts. The TV presenter can boast of having over 1.16 million followers on Twitter, 14k followers on Facebook, and 80.2k followers on Instagram.
Controversial Blog Post
Joy’s controversial blog entry in her earlier blog “Reid Report”, in which she implied that the then Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was a secret homosexual, reappeared on Twitter on November 30, 2017. The report, which is said to have been written between 2007 and 2009, met with much criticism and was labeled as homophobic.
In response, the journalist, who claimed she did not remember writing the article, apologized to Crist, who thanked her for the apology. After agreeing to a thorough investigation of her blog for shreds of evidence of hacking, Joy had no choice but to close the blog when more incriminating posts were found on the blog.