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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.

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:

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. 

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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. 

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A Conversation About Police-Community Relations: Revisiting Jared Marcelle's Story

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week, Jared Marcelle, who worked with Radio Rookies, came back to our studios to share his perspective.

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An NYPD Chaplain on Tense Times for Law Enforcement

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Rev. Barbara Williams-Harris says her job has gotten more challenging in the wake of shootings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the police shootings of two black men.

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Unconventional Super PAC Mixes Art and Politics

Friday, July 15, 2016

The super PAC "For Freedoms" wants to discuss issues like gender equality, racism and campaign reform through works of art.

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Two Years After Garner's Death, Manhattan Pastor Preaches 'Revolutionary Love'

Friday, July 15, 2016

"Revolutionary love hopes all things, believes all things, but also understands that we've got to disrupt the status quo to make a new culture."

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes for Trump Comments

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has apologized for comments that she made about presumed presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "faker."

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Jersey City Public Safety Director Reflects on Difficult Week for Police

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

James Shea said Jersey City police have remained professional in the aftermath of a tough week for police.

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Manhattan D.A. on Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice: "I Have to Do More"

Friday, July 08, 2016

Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance is speaking out about the need for law enforcement to fix the criminal justice system.

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Addresses Dallas, Police Shootings

Friday, July 08, 2016

Hear U.S. Attorney General Lynch's public statement - at the time, live - on the shootings of police officers in Dallas and the police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota this week.

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Ghost of Atlantic City Continues to Haunt Trump Candidacy

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Hillary Clinton travels to the Jersey shore to assail Trump's business record. Are Donald Trump and Chris Christie to blame for the city's woes? 

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New Jersey Student Loan Program Persists Even in Death

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

An investigation by ProPublica and the New York Times finds that many New Jersey students, hoping to get ahead, instead find themselves in dire financial straits.

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Paul Simon Could be Giving His Last U.S. Concert

Friday, July 01, 2016

The singer-songwriter told the New York Times he was ready to call it quits — making Friday's concert in Queens, perhaps, his last on U.S. soil.

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Oscars Diversify, Inviting 683 Members to Join Academy

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The MPAA says it has invited 683 new members to join its ranks. Forty-six percent are female, and 41 percent are people of color.

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Why Voter Turnout Is So Low in New York's Primaries

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How low? Just over 120 thousand votes.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

Monday, June 27, 2016

A 5-3 Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas law restricting abortion access may have implications across the country.

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Christie's Tax Plans Divide New Jersey Lawmakers

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers deeply disagree about raising the state's gas taxes to pay for roads and bridges.

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