Who is Jason Reid?
Jason Reid was born in the United States of America, and is a writer as well as an editor, working as an editor for the Discovery Channel and also as a freelance writer for other companies. He may be better known for being the husband of television host Joy Reid.
The Wealth of Jason Reid
How rich is Jason Reid? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $800,000, earned largely through a successful career in writing. His wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of his wife who has an estimated net worth at around $1.5 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and CareerVery little information is known about Jason’s life, and how he came to discover his passion for editing and writing. Nothing is known about his childhood, family and education, but after completing school, he started working as a freelance editor for the NBC Universal division Peacock Productions, the long form production unit of NBC News, delivering documentaries, news specials, and reality television shows. It also produces programs for other companies such as the A&E Network and Discovery Channel. The company serves as the incubator for new production technologies, such as NBC’s adaptation of tapeless recording which began at Peacock. With his work at the company, he discovered that he could start working with Discovery Channel, and was offered a job there, becoming a senior editor focusing on documentaries. Discovery is the third most widely distributed subscription channel in the US only behind The Weather Channel and TBS. It focuses on documentary programming, covering aspects of history, technology and popular science. In recent years they’ve also expanded their work in pseudo-scientific entertainment and reality television. Some of the shows they’ve produced include “MythBusters”, “Unsolved”, and “Best Evidence”, and one of their most popular annual programming events is Shark Week, but which has gained a lot of criticism for being scientifically inaccurate.
Wife – Joy Reid
Jason’s wife Joy found popularity as a national correspondent at MSNBC, with her fame peaking in 2016 during the presidential election season. She has written a book called “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide”, which details the recent history of the Democratic Party. Her ability to break down complex issues was one of the reasons she became one of the top correspondents of recent times. She actually had a longer journalism career, but took a break in 2003 to oppose President George W. Bush and his decision for war in Iraq.
She was the host of the afternoon cable news show entitled “The Reid Report” before the show was cancelled, and she was then made a national correspondent. She also served as the managing editor of “The Grio”, and has been a political columnist for “Miami Herald” for many years. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Carol Jenkins Visible and Powerful Media Award. She also teaches a class at Syracuse University, exploring media, gender and race. She has been nominated three times for an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award thanks to her work.
Controversy with Wife
In 2017, a Twitter user reproduced blog posts from Joy’s former blog called “Reid Report”, implying that she had written posts which were deemed as homophobic. She apologized for the post, and later reviewed more from her blog and discovered articles that seemed alien to her. She hired cybersecurity experts to see if archived version of her blog had been hacked, but none of them have been able to prove that it was. More posts surfaced the following year, with posts that accused politicians and celebrities of being closeted homosexuals. Other posts use tropes of gay sex to mock journalists and politicians.
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Due to the posts finding a larger reach, a number of organizations and publications backed away from Reid. She owned up to the posts, stating honestly that she did not know if the posts were true, or if she wrote them in the past, but that she is a different person now than she was years ago. Despite all of controversies, MSNBC has stood by her and has not made any moves to remove her from the network. She continues to apologize and state that she is a better person today. MSNBC has stated that the Reid that works for them is not the same person who apparently wrote the offensive posts from the blog, implying that she has drastically changed over the last few years. The issue has not affected her relationship with Jason at all, as they remain strong in their marriage.
Personal Life and Current Endeavors
For his personal life, it is known that Jason has been married to Joy for a long time, though details about their marriage have not been shared with the public. They have three children together. The two often appear in public together and look to separate their personal life from their professional lives. He has supported her despite all of the controversy surrounding them, and their marriage isn’t showing any sign of trouble. He is also not active online which is one of the reasons why there is very little information about him. He is often mistaken for a similarly named NFL writer for ESPN. Most recently, after 12 years with Discovery Channel, he decided to part ways with the company and started working with the company called Image Lab Films as a partner and senior editor.