*Veteran MSNBC analyst and anchor Joy Reid will return to regular hosting duties on the NBCUniversal-owned network, reports Variety.
The journalist, who had hosted an hour Monday through Friday for parts of 2014 and 2015, will steer a new show that airs between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday and Sunday on MSNBC. This timeslots was formerly occupied by Melissa Harris Perry, who parted ways with the network over disagreements about being pre-empted for breaking news.
Reid will address the important topics of the week and tap a rotating panel of journalists to explore how they shape the national discourse. The program is scheduled to debut on May 7.
“Saturday and Sunday mornings will be a place to talk politics and do good journalism while bringing diverse, smart, and accomplished voices to the table,” Reid said in a statement.
Reid was named a correspondent at the network after her program, “The Reid Report,” was cancelled following a decision to shift the network away from progressive-themed news programming and tilt it more toward breaking news. Her show followed one anchored by Ronan Farrow, and both were replaced by live coverage anchored by Thomas Roberts.
Reid is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One and a former managing editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion site aimed at African-American audiences.