Joy Reid

Joy Reid is the 1 NEWS Europe Correspondent based in London.

Joy Reid Source: 1 NEWS

She was previously a reporter based in Christchurch.

She joined TVNZ in 2009, after several years of radio reporting for Radio New Zealand and Newstalk ZB in Auckland and Hamilton.

Joy, a mother of two, is a graduate of the NZ Broadcasting School where she received a Bachelor of Broadcasting majoring in journalism. She was born and bred in Auckland but has traded in her blue and whites for the Canterbury colours of red and black. 

Joy is a self confessed news junkie, is passionate about telling everyday New Zealanders' stories and loves the thrill of breaking news. She loved working with the Christchurch team and was an integral part of the earthquake coverage in 2010-11.

She's also an avid traveller, having lived in Germany and has spent a considerable amount of time travelling Europe, South East Asia and Africa. But she says nowhere quite beats the bright lights of her Christchurch home.

Email and follow her on Twitter @JoyReidTVNZ