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Joy-Ann Reid Becomes First Black Woman to Host Nightly News Show on MSNBC

There’s a new host in town taking over weeknights on MSNBC. In a historic move announced this week, Joy-Ann Reid — an MSNBC political analyst and weekend host — has been tapped to take over the early evening time slot for the news network hosting her own show, “The ReidOut,” USA Today reports . Reid is one of MSNBC’s most prominent Black on-air personalities, NBC News reports , and her new position makes her the first Black woman to anchor a primetime news show on the network, according to Entertainment Tonight . As a positive representative for Black women in media, Reid says she is focused on “bringing in diverse, smart and accomplished voices to the table,” according to USA Today. “I’m honored and thankful for this opportunity,” Reid said in a statement reported by USA Today. “I’ll always be proud of the work we did on ‘AM Joy’ by pushing the envelope and tackling pragmatic conversations. I’m eager to carry that same energy into the 7 p.m. hour where we can continue to build on...

Njera Perkins

Jul 10, 2020