Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Could Joy-Ann Reid Get Her Own Show On MSNBC?

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act March 14, 2013 at 11:13AM

It's very possible. At least some people are saying so.
7
Joy Reid 2

It's very possible. At least some people are saying so.

In case you haven't heard, last night on his primetime MSNBC show, Ed Schultz announced that he was leaving his daily show on the network, and would be moving to weekends at night, starting in April. Though it was surprise to some, it really wasn't.

There have been many articles since last fall about the tense off-camera relationship between network execs and Schultz. His populist, aggressive and combative style wasn't a good match for the network, which prefers a smoother, more "wonkish" approach in their primetime anchors such as Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow. It's the same problem MSNBC had with Keith Olbermann before they gave him the boot

So who now will take his place in the coveted 8PM slot? Most people are saying that it'll be Washington Post columnist Erza Klein who's well liked at the network and is a frequent guest on shows and sub-hosts for Maddow and O'Donnell.

Problem is that Klein, with his very nerdy, seriously charisma free persona, can't guarantee that he will be an audience draw... (He and Chris Hayes reminds me so much of the kind of guys I used to intimidate for their lunch money in high school.)

However some media reports today are already saying that another possible choice to replace Schultz is Joy-Ann Reid, a regular contributor to MSNBC, who I predicted a few months ago was on her way to be getting her own show at the network.

The managing editor of The Grio (which is of course owned by NBC Universal), anyone who's a regular watcher of MSNBC will know that Reid is really, really smart, know politics inside and out like nobody's business, personable, has fantastic presence on the screen (she's been in TV and radio since 1998) and she on the network ALL THE TIME.  Every day. Sometimes a few times a day. Like what else do you need?

She also has an interesting background, which she has spoken of on air a few times, being the daughter of an immigrant from the Congo who was a Republican follower.

Still, the talk is that the job is Klein's (who must have some incriminating photos of MSNBC executives). But hey, why not give the sister a chance huh?


This article is related to: TV News


Shadow & ActNewsletter