Jan 27, 2014: Hinterland Gazette: The Grio’s Joy Reid Joins MSNBC’s Daily Line-Up with 2 PM Show
Joy Reid, who is the managing editor of The Grio, will get her own show on MSNBC, in the 2 p.m. time slot daily. MSNBC announced its February line-up in a press release on Monday.
Oct 3, 2011: NBC4 New York: Positively Black: NBC Launches The Grio
The first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them, thegrio.com brings together breaking news, entertainment and opinion.
TheGrio's editorial mandate is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience", offering what co-founder, and Executive Editor David Wilson feels "are underrepresented in existing national news outlets". The site's debut sponsor was Ford. It features both original video content, as well as material collected from sources like msnbc.com, and compete with Slate's TheRoot.com, AOL's BlackVoices. The website's name is derived from word griot, the term for a West African oral historian and storyteller