Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Joy Reid on Media, Politics, and 2020

Joy Reid event poster

Monday, March 11, 2019

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Stephen Robert '62 Hall, Room 101, 280 Brook Street

MSNBC Host and political commentator Joy Reid joins political journalist and author David Corn '81 in conversation.

Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst at MSNBC and host of “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. ET to noon ET. She is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015) and the co-editor, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2016).

Her columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Miami Herald, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast and other publications.

Reid is the former managing editor of TheGrio.com, a site exploring issues of importance to African-Americans, and the former host of The Reid Report, a daily news program on MSNBC. She has previously worked in local TV news, as a talk radio producer and host, and in politics as a Florida press secretary for America Coming Together (2004) and a Florida press aide for the Barack Obama campaign (2008).

Reid graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in film in 1991. She is a former Knight Journalism fellow (2003) and previously taught a course in “race, gender and media” at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications’ New York City annex (2017-2018).


David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief and an on-air analyst for MSNBC. He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, Showdown, Hubris (with Isikoff), and The Lies of George W. Bush, as well as the e-book, 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video that Rocked the 2012 Election.

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