I’m so happy Joy Reid will have her own show. For a couple of years now, I’ve been in awe of Joy’s uncanny ability to respond to any question on any topic in depth. The woman is a natural when it comes to politics. I have no doubt she’ll be on top of the ratings for her time slot.
From The Daily Beast:
…Reid’s news show, which is still being staffed, came as more of a surprise. It will launch at 2 p.m., where (Tamron) Hall has presided for the past three years.Reid, a 44-year-old graduate of Harvard and, until now, a contributor to the cable network, is, along with Hall and Rev. Al Sharpton, one of three African-American hosts on MSNBC’s week-day lineup. She will give up her duties as managing editor of the TheGrio.com, MSNBC’s black-oriented web site, to anchor full-time.
“Joy is a really thoughtful journalist and analyst, and she’s found real success on this network,” Griffin told The Daily Beast. “She’s formidable on-air and very smart. She fits our sensibility and our audience really connects with her. She’s a natural.”
Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow, is also getting a show, to launch on the same day. But I have never seen so many tweets over the past year begging Phil Griffin, head of MSNBC, to give Joy Reid her own show. And I agree with all of them. She is really terrific.
Best of luck, Joy! You deserve this, and we’ll be watching. Her debut is Feb. 24 at 2pm ET.