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 to be her most meaningful, ever.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

The City Council Makes Moves to Strengthen Construction Worker Safety Training

Friday, September 22, 2017

After the deaths of two construction workers this week, the council is poised to pass strict new safety rules

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As Blocks Multiply, a Patchwork Quilt of Politics Emerges

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Trump piñata, sea-level rise at the Jersey shore and the gentrification of Newark are just a few of the issues that come up among Voting Block participants.

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Bloomberg Advances a Global Vision for America

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City's former mayor hosted the first-ever "Bloomberg Global Business Forum" as world leaders and CEOs gather in New York.

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'The Deuce' Looks at Prostitution and Pornography in Times Square's Bad Old Days

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Co-creator David Simon talks about his inspiration for HBO's new show "The Deuce," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.

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'I was an American Refugee': One Man's Story of 9/11 in Newfoundland

Monday, September 11, 2017

WNYC
Kevin Tuerff was one of 6,500 airline passengers bound for the U.S. who were temporarily grounded in Newfoundland, Canada. His story was told in a Broadway show.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney and Mexican Institute of Sound

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Week of Sept. 11, 2017: This week, a host of collaborations including Mount Kimbie & King Krule, Daniel Luppi, Karen O, & Parquet Courts, new Moses Sumney, & an ode to a T-shirt.
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Fighting for Civil Rights Behind the Scenes

Monday, September 04, 2017

Often overlooked, Constance Baker Motley was an instrumental part of the Civil Rights Movement. A new books helps her take her rightful place.

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The Ongoing Troubles of Kushner's 666 Fifth Avenue

Friday, September 01, 2017

A $1.2 billion mortgage payment is due in 18 months, and Kushner Companies has been searching for the money around the globe. 

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What's Next For Federal Flood Insurance? Expert Explains NFLIP Reform

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WNYC
Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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National Flood Insurance Is About to Expire. Here's What's Next

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WNYC
Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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The City That Never Sleeps Will Get a "Night Mayor"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The New York City Council has passed a bill to establish an "Office of Nightlife." 

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Spectrum Strike Hits Month Five, Leverage Remains Unclear

Monday, August 28, 2017

WNYC
Almost 2,000 Spectrum cable technicians have been on strike for five months, but a CUNY labor sociologist says leveraging jobs may not be effective in the long run.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Holiday Destination and "Surprise Yourself"

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Week of Aug. 28: This week, a Mary Epworth video premiere, Shilpa Ray's Heart Full of Dirt, Nadine Shah's Holiday Destination, & Game Of Thrones' favorite band. Oh yes- and Taylor Swift.
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A Charlottesville Priest Goes from Protest to Pulpit

Friday, August 18, 2017

"In all my years in Virginia," says Rev. William Peyton, "I have never seen armed Nazis marching through the streets."

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Prison Sentencing and 'The Real American Exceptionalism'

Thursday, August 17, 2017

WNYC
One author says New York is making strides to reform prison education and rehabilitation, but that the United States still has a long way to go.

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The False Equivalence Between Trump's "Alt-Left" and White Supremacists

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump's assertions about the "alt-left" don't jibe with reality, says political writer Peter Beinart.

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NJ CEO First To Resign From President's Board Post Charlottesville

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WNYC
Kenneth Frazier of Merck Pharmaceuticals announced his resignation in the wake of the President's muted condemnation of white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA.

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Millionaires Tax Has Ripple Effect on Future Elections

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Mayor de Blasio's proposed tax hike could help fix the MTA, but it may also impact the upcoming mayoral race and Governor Cuomo's looming election in 2018.

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Hashing Out a Compromise Health Bill Over Late Night Beers

Monday, August 07, 2017

"Instead of trying to kill this thing with a thousand cuts, let's stabilize it," says NJ Rep. Josh Gottheimer.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Neil Young's Brand New 41-Year-Old Album

Monday, August 07, 2017

Week of August 7: This week, Neil Young's brand new 41-year-old album, Afrocentric music from the Souljazz Orchestra, new music from the London Contemporary Orchestra and more.
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