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.
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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