New MSNBC Host Talks About Why The Network Is Adding More Diversity To Its Roster

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Joy Reid spoke out on HuffPost Live Tuesday about what it is like being the newest host on MSNBC, the cable news network with the most racially diverse roster of hosts.

Reid debuted as the permanent host of “The Reid Report” on Monday. She joins other hosts of color at the network, including Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Sharpton, Alex Wagner and Karen Finney. Cable news, of course, is an industry that has typically been known for its lack of diversity.

Reid attributed MSNBC’s move to have more hosts of color partly to the network’s audience. She said that one-third of the network’s viewers are black.

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