Joy Reid soon will anchor the 7 pm hour at MSNBC, filling the slot formerly held by Chris Matthews’ Hardball, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Reid currently anchors the news channel’s AM Joy from 10 am to noon on weekends. Her evening show reportedly will be a mix of news and opinion.
She’d fill a void that came when Matthews abruptly resigned from his longtime role as “Hardball” host in early March after a sexual harassment allegation had surfaced against him.
Both sides are still discussing Reid’s new role and an agreement hasn’t been reached, a source told the paper.
Reid has stepped in for the network before, guest-hosting for a variety of its primetime shows as well as the 7 p.m. slot in Matthews’ absence.
A representative for MSNBC declined to comment on the reported move.