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Joy Reid named new MSNBC host for 7 p.m. hour

Jul 09, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

MSNBC has picked Joy Reid to fill one of the network's most important pieces of real estate, the 7 p.m. hour that was vacated by longtime host Chris Matthews in early March.

When Reid debuts her new show, "The ReidOut," on July 20, she will become the only black woman to host a daily prime-time cable news program, a designation that takes on particular significance amid the industry-wide reckoning spawned by the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed.

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