Joy Reid MSNBC, Bio, Age, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, New Show

Joy Reid Biography

Joy Reid, also known as Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid is an American journalist currently working at MSNBC as a national correspondent as well as a cable television host. Prior to joining MSNBC, Joy served as a managing editor at “theGrio” up to 2014.

At the moment, Reid is the host of “AM Joy” which is a weekend political talk show on MSNBC. The show is highly ranked with an average of 1 Million views per week.

Joy Reid Age, Birthday, Nationality, and Ethnic Background

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Reid is 53 years old by December 8. She was born on 1968, 8 December, in New York City, New York, USA. Moreover, Reid, a New York native has American nationality with an African-American ethnic background. READ MORE: Barbara Starr (CNN), Bio, Age, Pentagon Correspondent, Height, & Salary

Joy Reid Height, Weight, and Other Measurements

Reid has a height of 5 feet 5 inches (Approx. 1.65 m)

Joy Reid Parents and Siblings | Family Background

Reid was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her full name is Joy-Ann Lomena. Joy’s mother was from Guyana, she worked as a college professor and a nutritionist. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and worked as an engineer who was always an absent dad.

Moreover, Reid’s parents met at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She was brought up together with her two siblings, a brother, and a sister. However, her Congolese father divorced her mother and returned to Congo when they were still young.

Joy’s upbringing was mostly in Denver, Colorado. Nonetheless, she stayed in Denver until when her mother died of cancer and relocated to Flatbush, Brooklyn, to stay with her aunt at the age of 17 years.

Husband of Joy Reid / Spouse and Children

Reid married Jason Reid in 1997. Jason is a documentary film editor. Joy and Reid are blessed parents of three children, two sons, and a daughter. Reid currently stays in Brooklyn with her husband and family.

Joy Reid Education Background

Reid studied at Harvard University where she graduated in 1991 with a degree in film studies. Moreover, in 2003, she specialized in Journalism at Knight Center.

Additionally, she remembered her college experience in her 2013 interview where she said it was an engagement demographically opposite of where she had come from. She further explained that her community where she came from, was 80% African-American as opposed to the 6% she encountered in college.

Nonetheless, Joy learned how to stay with her roommates as well as those who were not part of her family. Furthermore, Joy had learned how to tackle life, she paid her own tuition fee as well as her bills at Harvard and said she was glad she learned and grew experience overall.

Joy Reid MSNBC

In 2020 July 9th, MSNBC made it public that Joy would host a new show titled “The ReidOut”, a new weeknight show based in Washington and airing at 7 p.m. Moreover, the Eastern time slot departed in March with the retirement of Hardball host Chris Matthews.

Previously, her show was called “AM Joy” on MSNBC. Additionally, and also works as a national correspondent surfacing frequently on primetime programs like “Hardball with Chris Matthews” as well as “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”.

Prior thereto, from 2014-2015 she worked as the host of “The Reid Report”, a daily program that provided a typical analysis as well as an intuition on the day’s news for Joy.

Furthermore, Reid worked as the Managing Editor of theGrio.com which is daily online news as well as an opinion platform very dedicated to bringing stories and perspectives that affect African-American viewers. Joy began working with theGrio.com with experience as an editor of the political blog “The Reid Report” and a unaffiliate journalist for The Miami Herald.

Furthermore, Joy is also a former host for Radio One and a talk radio producer. Nonetheless, Reid formerly worked with NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL as an online news editor.

Additionally, Joy is as well a talented author who has authored the book Fracture: the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015) and Barack Obama, the Clintons. Reid has also co-authored with E.J. Dionne Jr., the book “We Are The Change We Seek”; the Speeches of Barack Obama (2017, Bloomsbury).

Joy also works as a contributing author for “The Daily Beast”. In the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid worked as the Florida assistant communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” drive.

She was also the press advisor in the end stretch of the now-former President Barack Obama’s Florida campaign in 2008. Furthermore, Reid’s articles and reports have been seen in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times, The New York Times, Salon.com, and the Miami Herald.

At the moment Joy is producing a documentary called “The Fight Years” – which focuses on the boxing sport in the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.

Joy Reid Salary

Reid is the current host of “The ReidOut” – a new Washington-based weeknight show at 7 p.m. on MSNBC. Additionally works as a national correspondent surfacing frequently on primetime programs like “Hardball with Chris Matthews” as well as “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”. Reid earns an average salary ranging between $24,292 and $72,507.

Net Worth of Joy Reid

In 2021, Joy has an accumulated net worth of $4 Million. Reid’s primary source of income is journalism and her net worth includes all her investments and income.

Joy Reid Weight Loss Surgery | Illness

Reid suffers from a brain blood clot and whooping cough. However, she has since recovered and gave a statement that she is fine and feeling better. Joy showed appreciation for her colleagues and friends who filled in for her, the AM Joy fans as well as the medical team.

Being a public figure in the media industry, Joy had had issues with her weight loss. She engaged in a thorough workout schedule to lose weight and she was lucky to do away with more than 10 kgs of body weight. After surgery, Reid also lost some weight and she also changed her eating diet. Reid is currently slimmer and even looking younger than her age. She must be a very happy woman at her age.

Joy Reid New Show

In 2020 July 9th, MSNBC made it public that Joy would host a new show titled “The ReidOut”, a new weeknight show based in Washington and airing at 7 p.m. Moreover, the Eastern time slot departed in March with the retirement of Hardball host Chris Matthews.

Previously, her show was called “AM Joy”. In 2016 May, she started hosting the show, which is a weekend-morning political talk show on MSNBC.

The show has been highly ranked and by 2018 it was running an average of nearly 1 million viewers weekly. Additionally, Joy has been flexible in her work and at times works as a fill-in for other MSNBC hosts, like Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes.