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Joy-Ann Reid whose birth name was Joy-Ann M Lomena is an American cable TV host who also works as a national correspondent for MSNBC. She is also an author. Recently, her posts from her old blog were rediscovered and shared on the social media due to which she faced some controversy.
Joy-Ann Reid-the recent controversy
Joy-Ann courted a recent controversy in which her old blog posts were picked up and reproduced on the social media. She had called the then Governor of Florida Charlie Crist as a closeted homosexual. She apologized for this post. Later more of such insensitive blog posts were uploaded. She said she did not remember writing them and wondered whether her blog was hacked. It was found that there was no hacking there. Joy-Ann faced the wrath of the people and an LGBT advocacy group PFLAG decided to not give her an award which they had earlier planned to. Her columns on The Daily Beast were also suspended.
Her employer, MSNBC also called the posts offensive and Joy-Ann had apologized profusely for them. She said:
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me. But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me. I’ve not been exempt from being dumb or cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for. I own that. I get it. And for that, I am truly, truly sorry.”
“I hired cybersecurity experts to see if someone had manipulated my words or my former blog, and the reality is they have not been able to prove it.”
Her apology had a mixed response. MSNBC took her apology to be true and said:
“Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful…They are not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years. Joy has apologized publicly and privately and said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true.”
She first was a business consulting firm. She began her career in journalism in 1997 and shifted to South Florida to join WSVN Channel 7 morning show. She had her own talk show and was managing editor of The Grio. She used to write a number of political columns for reputed dailies. She had her own cable show called The Reid Report. She used to host AM Joy on MSNBC. Her net worth is $ 5 million.
Joy-Ann Reid-growing years and education
Joy-Ann was born on 8 December 1968 in Brooklyn, New York. She is 49 years old now and is an American national with a mixed race. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of Congo and her mother who worked as a college professor and a nutritionist was originally from British Guiana. She has a sister and a brother. Her father who was an engineer was away from home most of the time and later her parents divorced. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and when Joy-Ann was 17, her mother died of breast cancer. Joy-Ann shifted to NY to be with her one aunt.
She completed her college graduation from Harvard University in 1991 and majored in films.
Joy-Ann Reid-personal life
Joy-Ann is a married woman and her husband is Jason Reid who works for Discovery Channel and is a documentary film editor. The couple has three children together.
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Her height is 5 feet and 9 inches. She has black hair and eyes. Her weight is not known but she had taken efforts this year to lose some weight. She is active on Twitter and Instagram with a good fan following. On there Instagram, she has 116.8k followers.
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