Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid, known professionally as Joy Reid, is an American cable television host, MSNBC national correspondent, and liberal political commentator. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter described her as one of the political pundits "who have been at the forefront of the cable-news conversations this election season". That same year, she wrote a book on the recent history of the Democratic Party called Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. She hosted the weekly MSNBC morning show, AM Joy, and in 2019 published the book, The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story. On July 9, 2020, MSNBC announced that Reid would host The ReidOut, a new Washington-based weeknight show in the 7 p.m. Eastern time slot vacated in March by Hardball host Chris Matthews' retirement.