Jami Floyd

Host, All Things Considered

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 @jamifloyd.

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.). At Berkeley 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 1998, 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. In that role, Jami covered a range of 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 legal and political talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as a commentator on many news outlets including 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. In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term. She particularly enjoys in-depth conversations with newsmakers. Among the most memorable: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, cited by The New York Times for its barrage of "hard-hitting" questions. She still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

The Police Shooting in the Bronx: What Went Wrong

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the fatal shooting of Deborah Danner at her apartment building in the Bronx.


Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by one developer: Donald Trump.

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Kalief Browder's Mom, Dead at 63, Speaks in New Documentary

Monday, October 17, 2016

Venida Browder died Friday of a heart attack. She was the mother of Kalief Browder, a teenager who died by suicide after spending three years in jail on Rikers Island. 


New York Times to Donald Trump's Attorney: Bring it On

Thursday, October 13, 2016

One legal expert says Trump's threat to sue The Times is "like a whale being threatened with a letter opener." 


What the Candidates Are Not Saying About Race

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Despite proximity to Ferguson, candidates at Sunday's presidential town hall made no mention of prejudicial policing, and so many other aspects of racism in the U.S.


Ken Thompson: A Meeting of Man and Moment

Monday, October 10, 2016

Brooklyn's first black District Attorney was part of a nationwide trend of prosecutors rethinking their approach to criminal justice.


'The Apollo Is Not a Museum': A New Creative Vision for The Apollo Theater

Friday, September 30, 2016

Kamilah Forbes started at the 82-year-old Harlem institution earlier this month. 

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The Perpetual Battle Over Immigration Reform

Friday, September 23, 2016

Many voters have lost faith in politicians' ability to reform the immigration system. 


Can Criminal Justice Reform Still Pass Congress?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The bill is likely to linger until after the November election, when the chances of passing it are even more uncertain.


The Politics of Terrorism

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo have appeared together only once since the explosion in Chelsea on Saturday.


An Alert, an Arrest and Reaction in New Jersey

Monday, September 19, 2016

Police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami just hours after an alert went out Monday on the region's wireless emergency alert system, something that has been used only eight times since 2012. 

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Their School Day

Friday, September 16, 2016

Breaking through a wall of "fine."


Candidates' Medical Records: Often Revealing, Always Guarded

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Presidential candidates often leverage lax requirements to skirt important medical information.


Fifteen People to Remember, Not Just on 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2016

In his new book Finding Fifteen, Tim Oliver tells the story of 15 people who died on September 11th, interviewing the families, friends and colleagues who carried on in their absence.


Bratton Says Race Relations Are at a Pivotal Moment

Thursday, September 08, 2016

In an exclusive interview with WNYC, Police Commissioner William Bratton says the country is on the cusp of change, but it won't happen until after the presidential election.


Jill Harth Speaks Out, Stands by Story of Being Sexually Assaulted by Donald Trump

Thursday, August 11, 2016

For 20 years, she's kept quiet. But that changed when an explosive New York Times story led Donald Trump to take to Twitter. 

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City Comptroller Finds 'Communication Breakdowns' Led to Rivington Sale

Monday, August 01, 2016

The de Blasio Administration is under fire for its handling of a deed restriction that led to the sale of a nursing home. 

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DNC Hack Raises Questions of Trump-Putin Connection

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The e-mail hack has embarrassed Democratic party officials and sown discord at the Democratic National Convention to Trump's possible advantage.

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Donald Trump, Through the Lens of His Favorite Movie: Citizen Kane

Friday, July 22, 2016

WNYC is kicking off a series of conversations about how the presidential candidates compare to other figures in American history. 


In Praising Trump, Giuliani Recalls His NYC

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In his fiery convention speech, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani promised Trump will transform the U.S. the way the mayor changed New York City.