MSNBC is getting it all right. According to a press announcement, the cable news network will add a new woman of color to their programming schedule for a permanent position.
Joy-Ann Reid is scheduled to take on the network’s 2 p.m. time slot. She will join Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Karen Finney, Tamron Hall, Touré and Craig Melvin as MSNBC’s seventh African-American host. And just to add icing on the cake, she’ll also be the news team’s 12th female anchor.
“Joy Reid has been the managing editor of TheGrio.com and MSNBC contributor since July 2011. She’s also been a frequent substitute host on MSNBC during all dayparts,” the news release reads. “Reid is a political columnist for ‘The Miami Herald’ and editor of the politics blog The Reid Report. Reid has worked in television and radio news since 1998 and her columns have appeared in a variety of outlets including Salon.com.”
The network also plans to add a new show with Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old media personality and son of actress Mia Farrow, to it’s lineup. “One of the highlights of this job is finding new talent,” says MSNBC president Phil Griffin. “Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the afternoon.”
Reid’s upcoming hour-long show has yet to be named.
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