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MSNBC Contributor, Joy-Ann Reid, the Front Runner to Replace Martin Bashir

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Joy_ReidJoy Anne –Reid, a major front runner to take the place of Martin Bashir’s 4:00 PM time slot on MSNBC, and she also holds an impressive 10 point lead over Ronon Farrow.  Reid, a MSNBC contributor is currently managing editor of

Interestingly, Reid has a slim lead against former RNC chairman Michael Steele. “Although he’s in the running on Mediate, Farrow is far behind, with a fifth place standing on TVNewser.”  Reid, has a very impressive resume, which includes experience in traditional and new media as well as 15 years working in television and radio news. Reid also has a good track record of guest hosting shows, reporting experience and internet savvy commentary.

MSNBC and network President Phil Griffin, still has to deal with the after math of Bashir’s departure, which is a very complex situation, “On one hand, there’s the appearance of MSNBC yielding to those who dislike Bashir. On the other hand, the race card, which has not gone unnoticed by the people who feel that a man of color (Bashir) was forced out of his job by a mob of angry white people, so to speak. The latter hand has set social media outlets ablaze with widespread calls from MSNBC viewers to boycott the network until Bashir is rehired.” After personally attacking former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, in a scripted commentary last month which addressed comments that Palin made about the federal debt to slavery.” The former “Nightline” anchor rudely said that, “someone should defecate in Palin’s mouth.” Bashir later apologized for those rude remarks.



Kim McManus is a scholar with a passion for the law, writing, politics and different religious perspectives.



  1. Geno Burgess

    December 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Joy-Ann Reid should get the position. She’s proven to be an able stand-in for several of the hosts currently on MSNBC. She’s paid her dues, let’s see how she moves the meter! GO Joy-Ann!

  2. Phyllis Harris

    December 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    So sorry to see Martin Bashir go. But, my vote for replacement goes to Joy-Ann Reid. She has been great standing in for a variety of the hosts on other shows. I see that Chris Matthews really likes her, so I know she has the depth required to keep things interesting.

  3. MJ

    December 11, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Joy-Ann Reid would be perfect. She is intelligent, knows her political history and she would keep her guest honest. She would also keep them reliable for their comments. Mrs. Reid, great choice

  4. Bekka

    December 11, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I enjoy listening to joy and would love to watch her daily.

  5. Big D

    December 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Thumbs up for Joy Anne Reid!
    Love her work!

  6. pat 111

    December 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

    JOY to the World!!

  7. Haile

    December 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Sister Joy Reid is Beautiful People she is as Intelegent as she is Beautiful, God be with her.I will be following up this to see the out come.

  8. Nothing But The Truth!

    December 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Joy-Ann Reid would be an outstanding replacement for Martin Bashir. She is extremely intelligent, extremely socially conscious and extremely beautiful! However, I feel that Martin Bashir absolutely should not have been fired in the first place! Martin Bashir was, and is, on the right side of all issues regarding our African-American community, with the exception of the Michael Jackson debacle! We want Martin Bashir back on MSNBC!!!

  9. Buckwheat

    December 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Most qualified to suceed Bashir, who unfortunately was sacraficed!!!!

  10. Amazing Grace

    December 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Yes, Joy To The World. She is an excellent choice!.!.!. 🙂

  11. ana

    December 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love Joy-Ann Reid! She is a perfect choice to replace Martin Bashir.She is intelligent,interesting and has a great personality.

  12. barbara goodwin

    December 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I that they should bring Martin Back. there is all kind of petition for friends too sign too get him back on MSNBC so friends please go and sign the post one is bring back Martin Bashir. and post on your time line friends. they can use him on MSNBC. he is a man that tell the truth too the American people. I do like JOANN too.

  13. Lula WEBB

    December 15, 2013 at 3:11 am

    love Joy Reid.She’s very smart and intelligent.i don’t think martin Bashir should have been fired.IFeel that should speak for alot of us that do not have a mike.morning speak his mind,why not Martin.

  14. Peggy Youdelman

    January 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    ONLY Ari Melber is a good replacement. He is doing so well filling in for Bashir. He is intelligent, well educated, handsome and has a great voice. Please think before putting Joy in there we need beauty and brains and Ari has lots of both.

  15. Rayford Palleschi

    May 2, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Oh my goodness! An amazing article.

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