NBC Names Joy-Ann Reid MSNBC Contributor and Managing Editor of theGrio.com

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By Merrill Knox Comment

NBC News has hired Joy-Ann Reid, a broadcast veteran who has worked in television and radio since 1998, as an MSNBC contributor and managing editor of theGrio.com. Reid replaces David Wilson, who has been bumped up to executive editor the NBC African-American video news site he founded in 1999.

Reid, who is a former online news editor for NBC affiliate WTVJ, was a press aide for the Obama campaign in 2008. She is currently a freelance columnist for The Miami Herald and editor of “The Reid Report,” a political blog.

Reid appeared yesterday on MSNBC with Martin Bashir in a segment about GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Watch: