Joy has covered some of the most contentious issues facing the country in recent years, including the Trayvon Martin case and the origins of Black Lives Matter, to the uprising in Baltimore, and the marches in New York against police violence. She has also covered national and statewide politics, from Florida to Chicago, including the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections.
Joy's bylines have appeared in The Miami Herald, the New York Times, The Daily Beast, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times, Salon.com, theGrio.com, and MSNBC.com. She was the managing editor of theGrio.com from 2011 to 2014.
From 2014 to 2015, Joy was the host of The Reid Report, a daily one-hour news program on MSNBC.