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, November 16, 2017
Between 1989 and 2015, the percentage of students in so-called "apartheid schools" — those with less than 1 percent of white students — has doubled.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New data shows that in some neighborhoods, lead is still a problem
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Co-founder Thom Powers shares his picks from this year's crop of documentaries
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
While Mayor de Blasio defended his victory as a mandate, Councilwoman Liz Crowley may not even end up with a victory, much less a mandate.
Friday, November 03, 2017
After the closure of DNAinfo and Gothamist, WNYC's vice president for news examines the state of local reporting and why it's so hard to fund it.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Week of Oct. 30: This week, A Cuban/Jamaican collaboration, The Go! Team, Rhye, and a weird wish from Morrissey.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
A three-week festival through mid-November presents symphonies and other works to honor the orchestra's longtime former music director, Leonard Bernstein.
Friday, October 20, 2017
A pharmaceutical executive contributed $100,000 to Christie's presidential campaign. Now he gets to meet with Christie to discuss recommendations for addressing the opioid epidemic.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
President Trump's latest efforts to unravel Affordable Care Act could make insurance premiums for the poor skyrocket, according to a health reporter.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Without a paper trail, New Jersey's elections are at high risk of manipulation
Monday, October 16, 2017
Week of Oct. 16: This week, a final recording from Sharon Jones, Robert Plant's trancey new record, and Erykah Badu curates Fela Kuti.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
NFL players have created a political storm by taking the knee during the national anthem. But the protest hasn't spilled over to baseball. And there's a clear reason why.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
It's a big night for political hopefuls—and incumbents—on both sides of the Hudson River.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
A 12-part documentary series promises to show how eight performers navigate life off stage.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court, which is back in session.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The incident is renewing questions about whether metal detectors should be placed in schools.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The allegations could cast shadows on the mayor's political star.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Nydia Velazquez told WNYC that, first, the power grid needs to be restored in order for hospitals to provide necessary services. "If that is not a humanitarian crisis, what is?"
Monday, September 25, 2017
The Bronx-native is the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill released "Doo Wop" 19 years ago.
Monday, September 25, 2017
This week, a film score premiere, a Balkan brass band collaborates with an underground rapper, and a report from Chicago’s South Side.