Joy-Ann ("Joy") Reid has worked in television and radio news since 1998, including for NBC News affiliate WTVJ and Fox station WSVN. She has written columns for the Miami Herald, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Salon.com and the South Florida Times. As a radio personality, Ms. Reid has interviewed national media and political figures, including Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson, Russell Simmons, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, and then-Senator and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.
During the 2004 presidential election, Reid served as Florida deputy communications director for the Democratic-leaning 527 America Coming Together. In 2008, she served as a press aide to then-Senator Barack Obama's Florida campaign.
Ms. Reid is the managing partner of IMAGELAB, LLC, a video production, graphic design and communications firm. She is producing a television documentary, "The Fight Years," which chronicles the history of boxing in Miami.
Ms. Reid is a 1991 graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in visual arts with a concentration in film, and a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She has appeared as a political commentator on radio and television, including Miami PBS affiliate WPBT Channel 2, WTVJ (NBC 6), Britain's Sky News and Miami radio stations Hot 105 and 103.5 The Beat.
She blogs daily at reidreport.com.
For Jeb Bush, who I believe really wants to be president, the theory of the case has always been this: At some point, his party, the Republicans, will break from the tea party. The angry fever that overtook the party when Barack Obama’s election produced its intended result: a universal healthcare bill, would break. And the movement, born on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to slag underwater homeowners, and harnessed by the GOP to break the spell of bipartisanship Obama rode into town on, would have so consumed the party base, that cooler heads within the party would prevail, and Jeb would be their champion.
In December 1983, Middlesex County, N.J., discontinued a policy that allowed police officers to fire warning shots at fleeing or aggressive suspects. The county was the only one in the state of New Jersey, and one of the last in the country, to permit such firearm discharges, which are considered too potentially dangerous to third parties to allow law officers to use.
If a novel were written about Florida’s administration of its healthcare for the working poor, an appropriate title might be: “Don’t get sick, and God help you if you do.”