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 to be her most meaningful, ever.
Jami Floyd appears in the following:
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Regulators are examining President Trump's ties to Deutsche Bank, as the special counsel's investigation widens.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The New York Wheel was supposed to be the star attraction of Staten Island's North Shore redevelopment plan. It's been delayed for years.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The Justice Department's investigation is ongoing, and the officer who put Garner in the choke hold is still employed by the NYPD.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan ruled Thursday morning that the behavior leading to Silver's conviction did not meet the new criteria for corruption.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Washington Post White House reporter John Wagner and WNYC's All Things Considered host Jami Floyd discuss Donald Trump Jr.'s meetings, emails and potential legal ramifications.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Following a lawsuit, NY1 is getting body camera footage from an NYPD pilot program in 2015, and putting it on the air.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Week of July 10: This week, Ke$sha Becomes Kesha; Dollshot premiere "Lalande," and Webster Hall Is About To Become History
Friday, July 07, 2017
"Even though the parents are trying to do what they can, their love might blind them to his suffering," says a professor of bioethics.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time is running out for advocates to extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Loving Vs. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that declared laws criminalizing interracial marriage unconstitutional.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Join WNYC’s Jami Floyd for a conversation about the evolution of biracial and multiracial identity in America 50 years since the landmark Loving v. Virginia decision.
Friday, June 09, 2017
White conservatives are upset about free speech, but feminists and people of color are the most at risk.
Friday, June 09, 2017
WNYC's All Things Considered host Jami Floyd introduces the year-long project that explores issues facing mixed race families.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Timothy O'Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, provides insight into President Trump's identities as a businessman and a New Yorker.
Friday, June 02, 2017
But both were already well on their way to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s unclear just how much difference their re-energized vows will make for the world's climate.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Billy McFarland and his Manhattan-based promotions company are facing a federal investigation after more than a dozen lawsuits have accused him of a laundry list of fraud charges.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
After decades of top-down relationships between precinct commanders and community leaders, the NYPD aims to enable more New Yorkers to help solve community issues.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Week of May 15: This Week, A Fun Festival’s Sad Song, Ben Folds’ New Orchestral Job, and A Eurovision Champion.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Three breakaway Democrats have been benefiting from their alliance with the state Senate's ruling party.
Friday, May 05, 2017
The gap in high school graduation rates continues to fall along lines of race and class.