MSNBC viewing public would be well acquainted with the African American journalist Joy Reid who works as a liberal political commentator, national correspondent, and television host with the network. She currently serves as the host of the show titled “The Reid Report”, shown every weekday by 2 P.M and also contributes to the political weekend morning talk show “AM Joy” as a host.
The veteran journalist has a glowing past record; between 2003 to 2015, she worked with the Miami Herald as a political columnist and also chipped in as a co-host for Wake-Up South Florida from 2006 to 2007. Reid edited her private blog site which was known as Reid Report from 2000 to 2014 before it was closed down and was also with TheGrio.com (2011-2014) as the managing editor. Apart from her work as a journalist and television personality, Joy Reid has authored a book titled ‘Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide’ in 2015.
Who Is Joy Reid Of MSNBC?
Joy, currently reputed to be one of the most dedicated and promising liberal political commentators, was born as Joy-Ann Lomena in Brooklyn, New York on 8th December 1968. She later took on her husband’s name Reid after she got married. Her engineer dad who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo was more or less an absent father who visits his family when it is convenient and her mum, a college professor and nutritionist from British Guiana raised Joy up along with her siblings – a brother and sister.
Joy’s dad eventually returned to the DR of Congo after his divorce from her mom. Joy who was brought up as a Methodist spent most of her childhood in Denver Colorado until age 17 when her mom succumbed to death from breast cancer. She eventually relocated to Flatbush New York where she stayed with her aunt.
The famed journalist attended the prestigious Harvard University where she graduated from in 1991 with a major in Film although she was initially interested in pre-med. During her years at Harvard, she had financial issues which made her spend her free time working as a food server and a campus shuttle bus driver just to meet some of her expenses.
The famed journalist is married to Jason Reid, a partner and senior editor of Image Lab Films. Jason who has been with Image Lab Films since 2005 was a senior editor at Discovery Channel. It appears that Joy Reid is keeping the details of her marriage to Jason as her little secret. The only thing that is obvious is that the couple is living happily together.
The political commentator keeps a family of five with her devoted husband and three lovely kids. Although the details of their birth are not public knowledge, Joy’s kids comprise of two boys and a girl. She combines her successful career with motherhood and still manages to be a great mom to her kids and a loving wife to her partner. Currently, Joy Reid is living in Brooklyn with her family.
Salary and Net Worth
So far in her career, the political commentator and national correspondent of the MSNBC has recorded a tremendous success. Although her salary is not known, it has been described as impressive since she has been able to accumulate a tidy net worth of $1.5 million from it.
Other Facts About Joy Reid
The Africa-American journalist is 5 feet 9 inches tall with the typical African black hair and black eye color. She is nearing middle age but still has the youthful exuberance of the mid-twenties. Joy has a striking personality and exudes 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 to upload a great deal of her work on both her Facebook and Twitter accounts. The television host boasts over 1.16 million followers on Twitter, 14k followers on Facebook, and 80.2k followers on Instagram.
Controversial Blog Post
Joy’s controversial blog post on her former blog “Reid Report” where she insinuated that the then governor of Florida Charlie Crist was a closet homosexual, resurfaced on Twitter on the 30th day of November in 2017. The post which was said to have been made between 2007 and 2009 raised a lot of criticism and was labeled as homophobic.
Reacting, the journalist who claimed she did not remember making the post apologized to Crist who thanked her for the apology. After consenting to a thorough investigation of her blog for shreds of evidence of hacking, Joy had no choice than to close it down when more incriminating posts were found in the blog.