Joy Reid Weight Loss Journey, Age, Husband, Daughter, Net Worth, Ig

Many of you may know Joy Reid as a host and national correspondent for MSNBC, but she is also equally popular for her weight loss surgery.

As we know Joy has an illustrated career in journalism and the diva is currently in her 50s. It is obvious that she to gain some weight and looks older.

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Joy Reid is a host and national correspondent for MSNBC.
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Joy however refusing to accept this stereotype went through a weight loss surgery to look young and sharp which is mostly required for her profession.

We will discuss the Joy Reid weight loss surgery procedures she went through and ever discuss her personal life affairs. All you have to do is stick to this article till the end.

Joy Reid Quick Facts 

Full name Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid
Nickname  Joy Reid
Famous As Joy Reid
Popular For Being a Prime Time News Host
Date of birth 8th December 1968
Birthplace Brooklyn, NY, the USA
Age 54
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Father’s name Under Review
Mother’s name Under Review
Siblings  1 brother and 1 sister
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
School Under Review
College/ University Ohio State University
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 55 kgs
Body measurement 34-32-38
Body type Under Review
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Shoe size 5 (US)
Religion Christianity
Sexuality Straight
Marital status Married
Husband  Jason Reid
Children 3
Social media presence Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Profession Correspondent and Political commentator
Salary $2 million per annum
Net Worth $4 million
Last Updated Dec 2022

Joy Reid Weight Loss Surgery

Reid shared about her weight loss surgery via Facebook on 30th January 2018. Eventually, the Prime Time host went on through weight loss surgery and inserted an elastic ring around the top of her stomach.

This creates a small pouch at the time of this kind of bariatric surgery resulting in you feeling fuller faster. Finally, this results in less food consumption resulting in weight loss. This surgery costs around $23k approx.

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Joy Reid weight loss journey was available on Facebook.
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However, this surgery must be followed up with regular exercise and a balanced diet to make it more efficient.

After the surgery, Joy lost 20 pounds which equals 10 kg. Before surgery Joy was 141 lbs or 64 kgs. Now she has lost 20 pounds and currently weighs 121 pounds which is also equal to 55 kg.

Joy’s Diet Plan

The American Prime Time host followed a strictly maintained diet in order to reduce the extra fat from her body. She stopped the consumption of sugar and started consuming more vegetables and fruits instead of meat.

Likewise, she also started drinking more water for a perfect metabolism. Furthermore, the diva also added eggs and oatmeal to her morning meal followed by green salad, chicken, seafood, and soup for meal and supper.

Joy’s Workout Plan

Reid has done a lot to keep her body in shape. Despite undergoing weight loss surgery and a balanced diet she also works out regularly.

The TV host hits the gym six days a week where she lifts weights, does squats, pull-ups, and lunges, and also runs on the treadmill. Joy has started doing yoga also which really describes her dedication.

Joy Reid Natural Hair

Being a Prime Time host already puts you in a spotlight where millions of people are watching you. It really pressurizes the host to maintain his/her appearance.

However, Joy has been excellent in this department. The Prime Time host really loves her hair and never fails to flaunt it in front of the camera.

At the beginning of her weeknight show The Reid Out, she just flexed her natural hair. However, after a vacation in South Africa, she really began experimenting with her hair.

The American host has rocked various afro-centric hairstyles over the years. Some of her favorite styles which she wore recently include faux locks, afro, and braids.

FYI, Joy is the first black woman to host a primetime news show. Due to this, she likes to keep her natural hair mostly as a statement to bring black hairstyles into business. She uses her hair as a political statement.

Joy Reid Early Life

The MSNBC TV host was born on 8th December 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City. Her father was an engineer from Congo who met Joy’s mother in Graduate school at the University of Lowa. Joy’s mother was a college professor and nutritionist from British Columbia, Canada.

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Joy Reid’s birthname is actually Joy-Ann M. Lomena Reid and she was raised alongside her brother and sister. However, their parents got separated when Joy was very young and their father went back to Congo.

Furthermore, Joy’s mother also passed away when she was 17 years old. After that Joy and her siblings started living in Denver, Colorado with their aunt.

Joy Reid Age, Height, Weight

Speaking of her age, Joy is currently 54 years old and has an amazing body figure of 34-32-38. Her bra size is 34 C. Likewise, the TV personality stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches and has a body weight of 55 kg.

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Joy is currently 54 years old.
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Her other physical attributes include her dark brown hair with matching eyes. Lastly not least she falls under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.


Reid started her journalism career in 1997 after joining the morning show on WSVN Channel 7 in Florida. She also served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” at the time of the Democratic Presidential Campaign.

Likewise, in 2008 she also worked as a press assistant for former President Barack Obama’s campaign in Florida. Eventually, Reid was named a national correspondent for MSNBC in 2015.

Apart from all these talk shows, Joy has also authored some books titled “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide” in 2015.

Joy Reid Net Worth

Being a successful TV host and an author, Joy currently has a fat net worth of $4 million.

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The current net worth of Joy Reid is $4 million.
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Furthermore, the TV host currently earns around $2 million annually as a salary for her immense work and contribution.

Joy Reid Controversy

After being in the spotlight regularly for so many years it is not a new thing to be surrounded by some controversy. Joy also was engaged in some controversy in 2017 regarding some posts from her blog “The Reid Report” which was posted from 2007 to 2009.

Apparently, her post was directed towards mocking gays and accused some personalities of being gay. Reid denied the rumors and said her website was hacked at the time but couldn’t prove it.

She was also then dragged into more drama after making a post about the relocation of Jews in Israel. Later on, the prime time host apologized for all those incidents stating she regretted making those statements.

Joy Reid Husband

Ried has been married for a long time now. The charming primetime host got married to Jason Reid in 1997. Since their marriage, the couple seems inseparable and has three children together.

After the marriage, the pair started living together in New York. They like to maintain privacy in their lifestyle and don’t share much.

According to the sources, Jason is a writer and editor who worked as a freelance editor for NBC in 2012. However, he resigned from his job and started a production company named ImageLab Media Group.

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Joy Reid with her husband Jason Reid.
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Eventually, the writer and editor also started making feature films and also worked on post-production. Likewise, Jason also worked for Peacock Production in the past. He is also recognized with the People’s Choice Award and the Webby Award for his remarkable works.

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Twitter: 2 million followers

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