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:

Weekly Music Roundup: NY Phil at 175 & I'm With Her

Monday, December 11, 2017

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Week of December 11: Sufjan Stevens Sings About Tonya Harding; Songwriter Grace Carter at 20; the New York Philharmonic at 175, and the supergroup I'm With Her.
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How the Law Separates Sexual Harassment, Assault and Other Abuses in the Workplace

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As allegations against men pile up for a range of bad behavior in the workplace, the response is not always obvious. But legal principles may help.

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How the Wedding Cake Court Case Could Affect Civil Rights in New York

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Supreme Court is deciding its first case on LGBT rights since striking down the ban on gay marriage

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A Reckoning in Our Own House: John Hockenberry and Harassment

Monday, December 04, 2017

WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and Shumita Basu will be on the radio live tonight at 8pm to talk about sexual harassment allegations at NYPR and across the nation.

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Urban Planners Propose Big Changes To Regional Life and Transit

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What if New York City's 24-hour subway system was no longer 24 hours? Or the Meadowlands became a park?

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Army Recruiters in East Orange and Newark Struggle to Build Trust

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Army officials in Essex County are trying to maintain diversity in the armed forces, but they first have to reckon with the military's history of predatory recruiting.

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The Undeniable Role of Race in the #MeToo Era

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Powerful men are facing consequences in a cascade of sexual assault allegations. But why do we only seem to listen when the complainants are white?

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Weekly Music Roundup: Dizzy, Shame & U2

Monday, November 27, 2017

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Week of Nov. 27: This week, looking ahead to U2, Canadian band Dizzy, Finnish trio Lake Jons, and a look back at ECM Records.
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The Race for New York City Council Speaker Heats Up

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Eight candidates are making the case that they should hold the second most powerful job in city government

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Haitian New Yorkers Ask Whether They Must Now Leave the U.S.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 59,000 Haitians forces members of the community to weigh their options. 

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New Jersey Schools Becoming More Segregated, New Report Finds

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.

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Investigation Sheds New Light on Lead Exposure in New York City

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New data shows that in some neighborhoods, lead is still a problem

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What to See at DOC NYC

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Co-founder Thom Powers shares his picks from this year's crop of documentaries

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Low Voter Turnout Means Trouble for de Blasio and Queens Council Incumbent

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.

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What Communities Lose When There's No Local News

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.

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Weekly Music Roundup: The Go! Team, Rhye, & Morrissey

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Week of Oct. 30: This week, A Cuban/Jamaican collaboration, The Go! Team, Rhye, and a weird wish from Morrissey.
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Bernstein Returns to the New York Philharmonic

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.

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Gov. Chris Christie's Big Pharma Ties Gave Drug Industry Access to Opioid Regulators

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.

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Why Health Insurance Subsidies Aren't a Bailout

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.

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New Jersey's Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Hacking

Monday, October 16, 2017

Without a paper trail, New Jersey's elections are at high risk of manipulation

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