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:

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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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Westchester Clears HUD Hurdle in Effort to Integrate Housing

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

WNYC
County Executive Rob Astorino says HUD's decision proves Westchester's zoning doesn't exclude people of color and low income residents.

Comment

Facing America's History of Racial Violence

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bryan Stevenson, of the Equal Justice Initiative, describes a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum: "The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America."

Comment

Weekly Music Roundup: Farewell to Basement Bhangra & "Unpeeled"

Monday, July 24, 2017

WNYCSCheck
Week of July 24: A wild week of Grime, Bhangra, Afrobeat, and a String Quartet.
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Comment

Once They Figure Out Who Runs the MTA, They Will Still Have to Fix It

Friday, July 21, 2017

A transit expert says the MTA has enough money. The problem is it can't spend it quickly or well.

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'Girls Trip' Delivers Laughs, Leaves Feminism Behind

Friday, July 21, 2017

WNYC
The movie has a star studded cast of black women, but a film professor argues the casting alone doesn't make it a feminist film.

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The President, Deutsche Bank, and the Russia Investigation

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WNYC
Regulators are examining President Trump's ties to Deutsche Bank, as the special counsel's investigation widens.

Comment

Staten Island Tourist Attraction Goes Off Rails

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WNYC
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.

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Three Years After Eric Garner's Death, Legal Issues Unresolved

Monday, July 17, 2017

WNYC
The Justice Department's investigation is ongoing, and the officer who put Garner in the choke hold is still employed by the NYPD.

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Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Has Been Overturned

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WNYC
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.

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Trump, Jr. and the Russians

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.

Comments [3]

A First Look at NYPD Body Camera Footage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WNYC
Following a lawsuit, NY1 is getting body camera footage from an NYPD pilot program in 2015, and putting it on the air.

Comment

Weekly Music Roundup: Dollshot & Shabazz Palaces

Monday, July 10, 2017

WNYCSCheck
Week of July 10: This week, Ke$sha Becomes Kesha; Dollshot premiere "Lalande," and Webster Hall Is About To Become History
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A Hospital's Offer to Treat a Terminally Ill Baby Raises Ethical Questions

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.

Comments [4]

Another Try to Update New York's Child Sex Abuse Statutes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

WNYC
Time is running out for advocates to extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.

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