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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 @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.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Disagreement Over Bus Terminal Leaves Port Authority Board Paralyzed

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Infighting has delayed the building of a terminal to replace the existing Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now the disagreement threatens to derail the Port Authority's board all together.

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What Trump's HUD Pick Could Mean for New York City

Monday, December 05, 2016

Ben Carson, Trump's pick to lead HUD, grew up in subsidized housing, but it's unclear if he'll be an advocate for public and affordable housing in the city.

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Immigrant Rights Take on New Urgency Post-Election

Friday, December 02, 2016

Workshops throughout New York City are being held on the rights of immigrants, following the election of Donald Trump. 

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Analyst Questions Legality of Trump Proposal to Cut Sanctuary City Funding

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The threat to slash federal funding from cities that do not cooperate with immigration policies may not be a legal or wise move, a legal scholar argues.

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Supreme Court Case Could Lead to Longer Detentions for NY Immigrants

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Immigration advocates worry that a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the rights of New York-area detainees to bail hearings while they await deportation proceedings.

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Colleges Declare Themselves 'Sanctuary Campuses'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Colleges are declaring they won't cooperate with federal immigration officials.

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Booker Says Senate Will Be 'Emergency Brake' for Trump Administration

Monday, November 21, 2016

The New Jersey senator says he'll fight to protect American values.

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Rikers Documentary Examines Life Behind Bars Through Eyes of Inmates

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One inmate says that Rikers should be an antidote to a life of violence on the streets, but instead, inmates often have to fight to survive.

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Call-In Special: Examining the 'Women's Vote'

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

All Things Considered host Jami Floyd delves into the motivation behind President-elect Trump's female base of support.

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Trump Lost the Popular Vote. Roxane Gay Explains What That Means

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, Gay wrote a piece called "The Audacity of Hopelessness" for The New York Times.

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Carrie Mae Weems Has No Choice But to Make Art Political

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Weems has a new solo exhibit at the Jack Shainman Gallery and spoke to WNYC about race, politics and what the future holds for artists of color.

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As Election Day Nears, Cuomo Finally Hits The Campaign Trail

Monday, October 24, 2016

The governor took a rare shift stumping for fellow Democrats running for state seats on Long Island.

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What Happens When AT&T Takes Over Time Warner?

Monday, October 24, 2016

The $83 billion merger could mean trouble for net neutrality.

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The Police Shooting in the Bronx: What Went Wrong

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the fatal shooting of Deborah Danner at her apartment building in the Bronx.

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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by one developer: Donald Trump.

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Kalief Browder's Mom, Dead at 63, Speaks in New Documentary

Monday, October 17, 2016

Venida Browder died Friday of a heart attack. She was the mother of Kalief Browder, a teenager who died by suicide after spending three years in jail on Rikers Island. 

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New York Times to Donald Trump's Attorney: Bring it On

Thursday, October 13, 2016

One legal expert says Trump's threat to sue The Times is "like a whale being threatened with a letter opener." 

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What the Candidates Are Not Saying About Race

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Despite proximity to Ferguson, candidates at Sunday's presidential town hall made no mention of prejudicial policing, and so many other aspects of racism in the U.S.

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Ken Thompson: A Meeting of Man and Moment

Monday, October 10, 2016

Brooklyn's first black District Attorney was part of a nationwide trend of prosecutors rethinking their approach to criminal justice.

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'The Apollo Is Not a Museum': A New Creative Vision for The Apollo Theater

Friday, September 30, 2016

Kamilah Forbes started at the 82-year-old Harlem institution earlier this month. 

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