Joy-Ann Reid to Take Over Melissa Harris-Perry's Weekend Spot on MSNBC

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Since Melissa Harris-Perry left her eponymous weekend show on MSNBC in February, there has been much speculation about who would take over the spot. Harris-Perry's resignation raised questions about the network's commitment diversity.

But Adweek Reports another Black woman, Joy-Ann Reid, will take her place on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Reid hosted The Reid Report on Weekdays until February 2015. She released Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide in September.

“Melissa did a show that was incredibly valuable,” Reid said in a statement. “Instead of trying to replace it, we will fill the space with something new; something compelling, and something that adds to the conversation.”

Reid has been filling in the spot for weeks but her show will debut officially on May 7.

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