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. In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term, fall 2015 to fall 2017. 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:
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Gracie Book Club kicks off on May 17 with Bright Lines, a novel by Brooklyn author Tanwi Nandini Islam.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Rebecca Carroll, WNYC's producer of special projects on race, said Twitter responded to Wednesday's news within minutes, with joy and new memes.
Monday, April 18, 2016
The polls open in New York at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Friday, April 15, 2016
A sports sociologist says that in sports, racial issues are tougher to camouflage.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
On the campaign trail, black activists blame the tough-on-crime '90s for the era of mass incarceration. Back then, it made sense to members of Congress of all races.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Democratic candidates have both been through ups and downs trying to snag the crucial African American vote.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Do cops routinely stop black and Latino drivers so they can boost municipal revenue with traffic fines?
Monday, April 11, 2016
With more than a 100 films, as well as shorts, talks and virtual programming, how do you decide what to see? Richard Brody at the New Yorker shares has some advice.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Apparently, it's a smart way to win delegates.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Jonathan Shapiro's new novel, "Deadly Force" takes on policing in communities of color and the rough task of prosecuting dirty cops.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The German singer is one of the voices behind a decades-long project to recover music written in concentration camps and ghettos during WWII.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Minimum wage workers in New York City will see their pay rise to $15 an hour by the end of 2018. But outside of the city, the increase will be much slower.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Broadway musical Hamilton is facing backlash over a casting call seeking "non-white" performers.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A new report from the Innocence Project found prosecutors across the U.S. are almost never held accountable for mistakes that land innocent people in prison.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
WNBC found city workers have been showing up at the personal residence of Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres, and apparently doing work.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
All seven worked for Iranian computer companies that did work on behalf of the Iranian government, the U.S. said.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The GOP front-runner will attempt to ease the minds of Jewish leaders, many of whom are uneasy with his candidacy.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Ed Cox wouldn’t say he’s supporting Donald Trump, but he’s not distancing himself from the candidate either.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The 63-year-old Chief Judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is considered a surprising choice by SCOTUS watchers.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Aging schools across the country, like those in Newark, are a potential risk for exposure to lead.