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:

WNYC to DC: Anger, not Optimism, Marks Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017

The final installment of WNYC's road trip to the inauguration finds our reporters in a dystopic Washington. 


With Pending Trump Inauguration, Artists and Cultural Institutions Prepare — and Protest

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ranging from calls for an art strike to free admission to the "Ghostlight Project," New York City's artistic community is preparing for the new Trump administration.


Video: Race and Pathways to Employment

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Watch the final installment of our four-part event series with social entrepreneurs who are creating innovative pathways to employment here in New York City.


Video: Race and Equity in Healthcare

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WNYC's Jami Floyd hosts this exploration of ways to bring healthcare to those who have been neglected and left behind as part of our Solutions Week. 

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Video: Race and Justice Within Criminal Justice

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hear from social entrepreneurs who are bringing justice back to the criminal justice system. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.


Video: Race and Changing the Culture of Tech

Monday, January 09, 2017

Hear from social entrepreneurs who aren’t buying the tech industry’s excuses for the diversity gap — and are instead hacking the culture of tech. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.


As 115th Congress Begins, NJ's Newest Rep. Seeks the Center

Thursday, January 05, 2017

In one of the few bright spots for Democrats in the November election, Josh Gottheimer unseated 7-term Republican Scott Garrett in New Jersey's 5th congressional district.

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As Negotiations Over Special Albany Session Break Down, Ethics Reform and Pay Raises Get Put on Hold

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The impasse closes another tumultuous chapter in the relationship between Gov. Cuomo and state legislators.


Report: NYPD Oversight Agency Blunts Its Own Criticism of NYPD's Use of Tasers

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The New York Times found the final draft of a report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board was notably different from an initial draft.


New Yorkers Differ on Trump's Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Friday, December 16, 2016

Attorney David Friedman supports Israeli settlements — and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His nomination has sparked both praise and outrage.


Four Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, Conspiracy Theorists Still Claim It Was a Hoax

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

In the years following the mass shooting of children, conspiracy theories have surfaced claiming it never happened — that it was a scam set up by politicians and gun control advocates.


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.


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. 


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.


Colleges Declare Themselves 'Sanctuary Campuses'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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


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.


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.


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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