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:

Federal Investigation of Manhattan Party Promoter Over Fyre Festival Lawsuits

Monday, May 22, 2017

WNYC
Billy McFarland and his Manhattan-based promotions company are facing a federal investigation after more than a dozen lawsuits have accused him of a laundry list of fraud charges.

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New NYPD Plan Involves New Yorkers in Community Policing

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

After decades of top-down relationships between precinct commanders and community leaders, the NYPD aims to enable more New Yorkers to help solve community issues.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lana Del Ray & Sampa the Great

Monday, May 15, 2017

WNYCSCheck
Week of May 15: This Week, A Fun Festival’s Sad Song, Ben Folds’ New Orchestral Job, and A Eurovision Champion.
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Report: NYS Lawmakers Receiving Stipends For Committees They Don't Run

Friday, May 12, 2017

Three breakaway Democrats have been benefiting from their alliance with the state Senate's ruling party.

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NYC's School Choice Program Hasn't Closed the Education Gap

Friday, May 05, 2017

The gap in high school graduation rates continues to fall along lines of race and class.

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Serious, Complex Musicals Star in the Tony Nominations

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" got 12 nominations, but "Dear Evan Hansen" is favored to win best new musical.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Penguin Cafe Premiere & HAIM

Monday, May 01, 2017

WNYCSCheck
This week’s roundup is brought to you by the letter "P": a poppy, a post-classical premiere by the Penguin Cafe, and a pile of political pieces. 
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Brian Lehrer Reflects on Shifting Norms in Trump's First 100 Days

Thursday, April 27, 2017

WNYC
On Saturday, the Trump presidency hits the 100 day mark. Here at WNYC, we are marking the occasion by speaking with Brian Lehrer about his experience hosting "Indivisible."  

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Weekly Music Roundup: FEEL. & Relaxer

Monday, April 17, 2017

WNYCSCheck
Week of April 17: This week, Kendrick Lamar returns; so do videos in black and white.  
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New York State Is Fighting Wrongful Convictions

Friday, April 14, 2017

Advocates have been fighting for reform for over a decade.

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Proposed NYPD Body Camera Policy Focuses on Transparency

Friday, April 07, 2017

The NYPD is proposing a new body camera policy as it prepares to equip 1,200 officers with the devices at the end of the month.

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The Race to Build a New Hudson Tunnel

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Recent derailments at Penn Station have renewed the push for to upgrade the 106-year-old tunnel.

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NYC Firms are Vying to Build the Border Wall

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Bids are due Tuesday on the first design contracts for President Trump's border wall. And New York companies want in.

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Still No Budget for N.Y. State

Monday, April 03, 2017

The State has passed an emergency extender until the end of May.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Cosmic Cannibal & Gothic Heartache

Monday, April 03, 2017

WNYCSCheck
This week, a Nobel Prize-winner’s “Stardust,” a tale of artificial intelligence, a cosmic cannibal, and a refusal to accept gender roles. 
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After Much Deliberation, Mayor Agrees Rikers Should Close

Friday, March 31, 2017

The city says it will close Rikers Island, the second-largest jail system in the country, which has been called an abomination by advocates and city officials.

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French Newsrooms Join Together to Battle Fake News

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cross-Check is a collaboration between 37 French news organizations to fight misinformation.

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'New Yorker' Covers More Reflective of The Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The magazine's cover art has become more topical, depicting issues facing the country, like politics, immigration and race. A conversation with the editor behind the change.

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Watch Live: Day 4 of the Gorsuch Hearings

Thursday, March 23, 2017

After two days of questioning from Senators, witnesses from both sides of the political spectrum will testify in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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SCOTUS Considered

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jami Floyd, host of WNYC's All Things Considered, discusses the confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court justice.

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