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MSNBC political analyst Joy Reid has been tapped to host her own show, “The ReidOut” during weeknights beginning July 20.
The new gig means that she will be walking away as the host of the weekend show “AM Joy,” which will alternate guest hosts until a permanent replacement is named in the fall. She first joined the show in 2016.
“I’m honored and thankful for this opportunity,” Reid said in a press release. “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 bringing in diverse, smart, and accomplished voices to the table on topics that are important to our viewers.”
She also sat down for an interview with The Times, where she called the new career move “overwhelming.”
“Evening and prime-time news has been a universe of White men really since I was growing up,” Reid told the Times. “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.”
Reid is now the first Black woman to anchor a cable-news show during prime time.
“We are going to try to fire out of the gate with whatever is the most important thing that’s happening that night, and try to frame it and contextualize it,” Reid said. “Hopefully, I have a very unique frame.”
Reid joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor and has served as a frequent fill-in host for All In With Chris Hayes, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.