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. 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:

Johnny Hincapie Goes Free, After 25 Years Behind Bars

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hincapie became a symbol of the violence that plagued New York during the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Mayor de Blasio Defends NYPD's New Use of Force Guidelines

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mayor de Blasio talks about the NYPD's new use of force guidelines and other current events.

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A Big Week for Criminal Justice Reforms

Friday, October 02, 2015

Big changes might be on the way to the NYPD, federal and state courts. 

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Was the Facebook Donation a Boon or a Burden for Newark Schools?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A large chunk of Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark wound up going to charter schools at the expense of public schools. That's left many teachers and parents unhappy.

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New Schools Official Wants to Untangle Bureaucratic Web for Parents

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Department of Education has named a seasoned insider to overhaul how schools engage with families, but it's no easy task.
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The Political Power of Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

His 'soft power' on the global stage helped restore diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, but will it work on climate change? A former Vatican ambassador isn't so sure.

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Jim McGreevey's Lifetime of Benefits for Four Months of Work

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hudson County will pay for the former New Jersey governor's lifetime health benefits. McGreevey put in just four months of work as an attorney for the county.


Blake's Attorney: Public Apology 'Doesn't Go Far Enough'

Friday, September 18, 2015

The scuffle involving the tennis star has brought home for many New Yorkers the aggressive police tactics black residents say they often face.

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What to Watch For in Tonight's GOP Debate

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Takeaway's John Hockenberry talks with WNYC's Jami Floyd about what to look for from the candidates in tonight's GOP debate at the Reagan Library in California.


Why New Jersey’s Lottery Ticket Isn’t Winning

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Governor Christie promised a bigger cash haul for NJ's cash strapped government when he privatized the state's lottery system. Instead, it posted its worst return in 40 years.

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Problems Pile On for Rutgers Football

Monday, September 14, 2015

Another week, another embarrassing incident for the school’s athletic department. The latest involves star football player Leonte Carroo, who’s just been arrested. 


Reporting 9/11: Journalists Remember Attacks

Friday, September 11, 2015

Journalists talk about their experiences in a new exhibit.


The Deal That Brought Mark Zuckerberg's $100 Million Gift to Newark's Schools

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

How the Facebook founder's $100 million donation to fix the struggling district became a political punching bag. 


Do the Tabloids Drive New York City's Political Agenda?

Friday, September 04, 2015

This summer, the city's big ticket news items have been pulled straight from the tabloids. We're taking a look at how much influence these publications have on our daily news. 

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Supporting (or Opposing) the President's Iran Deal Is Complicated Politics

Friday, September 04, 2015

Congress will vote soon on the President's much-debated Iran nuclear deal. But what's really influencing lawmakers' decision making on this — the merit of the agreement or politics?


Gone Are the Days of Hailing a Cab

Thursday, September 03, 2015

At last, cab drivers have their own app, which launched this week. It's called Arro, and it's the taxi equivalent of Uber.


Stopped-and-Frisked by the Police? Soon, You Might Get a 'Receipt'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The form will direct recipients to call one or both NYPD watchdogs if they have a complaint.


The Rising Population of New York City's Homeless School Kids

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A study from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness finds that a growing number of New York City’s school kids are homeless. How are they faring and what is being done?

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U.S. Markets Wary But Resilient

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Conventional wisdom is "Stay calm. Don't panic."


Do Black Lives Matter More in Post-Garner America?

Friday, July 17, 2015

In the year since Eric Garner's death, a series of reforms have begun to address the differential treatment of black Americans by the justice system.

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