What are some interesting facts about Joy Ann Reid?


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Joy Ann Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC and a liberal political commentator. Reid hosted her own short-lived afternoon talk show, "The Reid Report," which aired on MSNBC from January 2014 to February 2015.

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Reid was born Joy-Ann Lomena in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was Congolese and her mother was Guyanese. She was raised in Denver, and graduated from Harvard University in 1991. As of 2015, Reid is married to documentary film editor Jason Reid, and the couple has three children.

Reid formerly served as managing editor TheGrio.com, and she edited her own political blog, The Reid Report, from 2000 to 2014. From 2003 to 2015, she worked as a political columnist for the Miami Herald, and from 2006 to 2007 she co-hosted "Wake Up South Florida," a morning drive radio show broadcast in Miami. Reid's first book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide," was published by HarperCollins on Sept. 8, 2015.

Reid has also been active in the political arena. During the 2004 presidential campaign, she served as the Florida deputy communications director for the America Coming Together initiative. Four years later, she served as a press aide for then-Senator Barack Obama’s Florida campaign.

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