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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:

Government's Role in the Rise of the Financial Sector

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Over the past forty years, regulators and elected officials have made decisions that have led to enormous growth in the size and power of today's financial sector.

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Making Money by Moving Money Around

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Many companies rely on finance engineering to make profits instead of making and selling goods and services.

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A Woman's Take on Trump's Behavior

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the first of a series of our conversations with women about the presidential race, lawyer and author Lisa Bloom takes on Trump.

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How Finance Took Over American Business

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A sector that is supposed to be a helpmate for business has come to dominate it — leaving many Americans behind.

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A Tale of Two (Very Expensive) Cities

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In New York City and San Francisco, the housing crisis has vastly shaped availability, affordability, and gentrification.

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Presidential Primary Season Comes to NJ

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The June 7th NJ primary may not mean much in the long run. But that hasn't stopped the remaining White House hopefuls from scheduling a full slate of events in the Garden State.

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NJ Democrats Feud as Atlantic City Teeters on Bankruptcy Brink

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Assembly's rescue plan for Atlantic City is put on hold, while Governor Christie and his Democratic allies seethe.

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What Trump's Past in Atlantic City Could Say About His Future

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has us thinking about his rise — while the casino empire he built in Atlantic City is in ruins.

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Man and Machine Join Forces at Met’s Fashion Exhibit

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Costume Institute's "Manus x Machina" showcases the use of technology in couture.

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The Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Wednesday would have been Jacobs' 100th birthday.

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Tony Nominations: Nothing but Love for 'Hamilton'

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

In case getting tickets wasn’t hard enough.

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Larry Wilmore and the N-Word at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 02, 2016

The White House has defended the comedian, saying his sentiments of racial progress "came from a genuine place."

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A People's Book Club for New Yorkers

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Gracie Book Club kicks off on May 17 with Bright Lines, a novel by Brooklyn author Tanwi Nandini Islam.  

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Social Media Responds to News that Harriet Tubman Is Replacing Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rebecca Carroll, WNYC's producer of special projects on race, said Twitter responded to Wednesday's news within minutes, with joy and new memes. 

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A Preview of the Voting, Before New York's Big Day

Monday, April 18, 2016

The polls open in New York at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Jackie Robinson Broke the Color Barrier - But the Racial Struggle Continues in Sports

Friday, April 15, 2016

A sports sociologist says that in sports, racial issues are tougher to camouflage.

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The '94 Crime Bill, Then and Now

Thursday, April 14, 2016

On the campaign trail, black activists blame the tough-on-crime '90s for the era of mass incarceration. Back then, it made sense to members of Congress of all races.

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How Clinton and Sanders Are Courting Black Voters In a Tense Racial Climate

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Democratic candidates have both been through ups and downs trying to snag the crucial African American vote.

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Is Racial Profiling Police Policy in Bloomfield?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NJ Spotlight
Do cops routinely stop black and Latino drivers so they can boost municipal revenue with traffic fines?

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Choosing What to See at Tribeca Film Fest

Monday, April 11, 2016

With more than a 100 films, as well as shorts, talks and virtual programming, how do you decide what to see? Richard Brody at the New Yorker shares has some advice.