MSNBC announced that veteran journalist Joy Reid will host The ReidOut, a primetime show that replaces Hardball following Chris Matthews‘ resignation. She will join Rachel Maddow in the network’s prime-time lineup.
Reid has hosted the network’s morning show AM Joy since 2016. Reid told the New York Times:
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.
I am a Black mom, a Black woman, a Black daughter. 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.
Reid’s career was nearly derailed a few years ago when homophobic posts from her old blog The Reid Report were brought to light. Her apology is below.
Her segment included a panel with Jonathan Capeheart, Sarah Scanlon, Chase Strangio, and other LGBT community members discussing allowing people to grow and evolve in their views.
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