After filling in for several hosts and appearing on the network numerous times since 2011, The Grio’s Joy Reid will be getting her own show on MSNBC. Beginning February 24, Reid will host the 2 p.m. slot, Monday through Friday, tacking politics and news of the day. The move makes Reid the third Black woman in MSNBC’s lineup alongside Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Karen Finney.
In a statement released by MSNBC President Phil Griffin, it has been confirmed that Reid will anchor the 2 p.m. eastern time hour, Monday through Friday, beginning on February 24.
Griffin also detailed the launch date of Ronan Farrow’s new show, which will air at 1 p.m. on weekdays starting on the same date. Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow, has been in the news regarding his addition to the MSNBC daytime roster for several weeks.
“Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the early afternoons,” Griffin said.
Joy-Ann Reid is a veteran journalist with over fifteen years experience. She is the Managing Editor of The Grio, and runs the politic blog The Reid Report.