About Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann (“Joy”) Reid is the managing editor of TheGrio.com and an on-air contributor on MSNBC. She is also a political columnist for the Miami Herald and editor of the political blog The Reid Report. Joy has worked in television and radio news since 1998, including for WTVJ and Fox station WSVN. In addition to the Herald, her columns have appeared on Salon.com, TheGrio, CommonDreams.org, in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the South Florida Times. From 2006-2007 she produced and co-hosted “Wake Up South Florida,” the morning show for Radio One’s then-Miami affiliate WTPS, alongside 30-year radio veteran James T. Ms. Reid is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in visual arts with a concentration in documentary film, and a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She has appeared as a political commentator on national and local television and radio, including MSNBC, CNBC, Miami PBS affiliate WPBT, on WTVJ/NBC 6, Britain’s Sky News and Miami radio stations Hot 105 and 103.5 The Beat. She and her husband are producing the documentary “The Fight Years” for WPBT in Miami.

This undated family photo shows Marissa Alexander purchasing cosmetics in Tampa, Fla. (Lincoln B. Alexander/AP)


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