Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. ET to noon ET. She is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015), the co-editor, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2016) and a columnist for The Daily Beast. 

Her columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Miami Herald, New York Magazine and other publications. 

She currently teaches a course in race and gender in media at Syracuse University's New York City annex the Fisher Center. 

Reid is the former managing editor of, a site exploring issues of importance to African-Americans, and the former host of The Reid Report, a daily news program on MSNBC. She has previously worked in local TV news, as a talk radio producer and host, and in politics as a Florida press secretary for America Coming Together (2004) and a Florida press aide for the Barack Obama campaign (2008).

Reid graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in film in 1991. She and her husband Jason own a documentary film production company. They reside in Brooklyn with their three children.