Jami Floyd is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays. You can follow her on Twitter.
Jami was born and raised in New York City and grew up listening to WNYC. She has been a news junkie ever since childhood, when she delivered newscasts for her grandmother from the dining room table. She went on to serve as editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, ombudsperson for the college newspaper and DJ for WHRW, the campus radio station at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.). In law school, she was selected as an associate editor of the prestigious California Law Review, where she also published.
In a journalism career that spans two decades, Jami has worked on everything from breaking news to exclusive interviews to long-form investigations. Her broadcast career began while teaching law at Stanford University, when she was invited to appear on a prime time ABC special, "The Trouble with Lawyers." Following the appearance, she was invited to serve as a legal analyst for KPIX Radio in San Francisco during the OJ Simpson murder trial. Jami then moved to reporting local news for KPIX-TV. In 1995, she joined CBS News in New York and, in 1999, moved over to ABC News. There, she served for nearly a decade in various capacities, including Law & Justice Correspondent, the youngest person to hold the post, and the only woman and African-American to do so. In that role, Jami covered a range of domestic issues such as the innocence movement, civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court, the contested 2000 presidential election, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In 2006, she launched her own program at Court TV called Jami Floyd: Best Defense, a daily political and legal talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as a commentator on many news outlets including Al Jazeera America, CNN, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS.
Jami has won numerous awards, including the Gracie, two Tellys, the Maggie and two Cine-Golden Eagle Awards for journalism. She particularly enjoys in-depth conversations with newsmakers. Among the most memorable: Hillary Clinton, Lenny Kravitz, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, cited by The New York Times for its "hard-hitting" questions. She still considers Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, her most meaningful interview.
Jami Floyd appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Hincapie became a symbol of the violence that plagued New York during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Mayor de Blasio talks about the NYPD's new use of force guidelines and other current events.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Big changes might be on the way to the NYPD, federal and state courts.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A large chunk of Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark wound up going to charter schools at the expense of public schools. That's left many teachers and parents unhappy.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Department of Education has named a seasoned insider to overhaul how schools engage with families, but it's no easy task.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
His 'soft power' on the global stage helped restore diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, but will it work on climate change? A former Vatican ambassador isn't so sure.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Hudson County will pay for the former New Jersey governor's lifetime health benefits. McGreevey put in just four months of work as an attorney for the county.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The scuffle involving the tennis star has brought home for many New Yorkers the aggressive police tactics black residents say they often face.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Takeaway's John Hockenberry talks with WNYC's Jami Floyd about what to look for from the candidates in tonight's GOP debate at the Reagan Library in California.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Governor Christie promised a bigger cash haul for NJ's cash strapped government when he privatized the state's lottery system. Instead, it posted its worst return in 40 years.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Another week, another embarrassing incident for the school’s athletic department. The latest involves star football player Leonte Carroo, who’s just been arrested.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Journalists talk about their experiences in a new exhibit.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
How the Facebook founder's $100 million donation to fix the struggling district became a political punching bag.
Friday, September 04, 2015
This summer, the city's big ticket news items have been pulled straight from the tabloids. We're taking a look at how much influence these publications have on our daily news.
Friday, September 04, 2015
Congress will vote soon on the President's much-debated Iran nuclear deal. But what's really influencing lawmakers' decision making on this — the merit of the agreement or politics?
Thursday, September 03, 2015
At last, cab drivers have their own app, which launched this week. It's called Arro, and it's the taxi equivalent of Uber.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The form will direct recipients to call one or both NYPD watchdogs if they have a complaint.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A study from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness finds that a growing number of New York City’s school kids are homeless. How are they faring and what is being done?
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Conventional wisdom is "Stay calm. Don't panic."
Friday, July 17, 2015
In the year since Eric Garner's death, a series of reforms have begun to address the differential treatment of black Americans by the justice system.