#TheReidOut: Joy Reid anchors prime-time news on MSNBC, Internet calls her 'hardest working Black woman'
Besides focusing on political analysis, Reid reportedly said that she’s planning on addressing race, class, policing and other cataclysmic social issues
Political commentator Joy Reid became one among very few Black women to anchor the evening news program on MSNBC as she hosted her show ‘The ReidOut’, which premiered today, July 20. Reid was previously hosting the weekend talk show ‘AM Joy’ for MSNBC since 2016.
The announcement regarding her show was made on July 16 when Reid said in a statement, "Evening and prime-time news has been a universe of White men really since I was growing up. For somebody who grew up as a nerdy kid obsessed with news, watching ‘Nightline’ and ‘Meet the Press', the idea of being a part of that family has always just been kind of overwhelming," according to The New York Times report.
Besides focusing on political analysis, Reid reportedly said that she’s planning on addressing, "race, class, policing and other cataclysmic social issues we need to reckon with". Reid further stated that she is a "Black mom, a Black woman, a Black daughter" before adding "I am also a journalist who can conceptualize that pain from a unique point of view. Every day I’m in this job, I’m very conscious of that responsibility to make that collective voice heard. It’s unique to do that as a Black woman."
Viewers seemed as thrill as her on learning about ‘The ReidOut’ and following the show’s premiere today, many took to Twitter to congratulate and thank her for offering a different perspective on daily news. While one impressed viewer wrote, “Delighted that @JoyAnnReid has begun #TheReidOut at 7:00 PM Eastern. It will add new dimensions to the @MSNBC evening news that were sorely needed and long overdue. Good luck, Joy." Another added, "Amazing show, of course! Joy, you are a force to be reckoned with! #reiders #ReidOut #PMJoy #TheReidOut."
Meanwhile, some couldn’t stop praising Reid’s journalistic skills, calling her one of the most powerful Black personalities. "A quarter to 10 and Joy Reid is still on the grind on The Rachel Maddow Show. Who's the hardest working black woman in America -- Beyonce or Joy Reid??? It's a coin flip," wrote one. Another added, "Two things: 1) Love that Joy is pulling in heavy hitters 2) Love that for Joy heavy hitters INCLUDES Black powerhouses. #RepresentationMatters #TheReidOut."