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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.

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.). In 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 1999, 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, and the only woman and African-American to do so. In that role, Jami covered a range of domestic 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 political and legal talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as a commentator on many news outlets including Al Jazeera America, 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. She particularly enjoys in-depth conversations with newsmakers. Among the most memorable: Hillary Clinton, Lenny Kravitz, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, cited by The New York Times for its "hard-hitting" questions. She still considers Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, her most meaningful interview.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

President Obama's Legacy — and Race Relations in 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama's legacy, the current presidential campaign and his new book.

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How Some Energy Service Companies Swindle Thousands of New Yorkers

Thursday, February 04, 2016

A Village Voice report detailed how third-party utility companies scam thousands of New Yorkers — and why Albany has let them get away with it.

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A Record Number of Exonerations in the U.S. for the Second Year in a Row

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A report found 149 people falsely convicted of crimes were freed in 2015. 

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Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Thursday, January 28, 2016

How are today's policies ushering our nation's most at-risk children from classrooms to prisons? A conversation hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd. 

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Christie Under Fire for Leaving NJ and Returning to Campaign Trail

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie has faced heavy criticism for returning to the campaign trail right after a record-breaking blizzard hit New Jersey.

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How Your Patient Status Could Affect Your Hospital Bill

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An investigation by our partner News 4 New York found that the way a hospital categorizes your stay could have a big impact on how much you pay. 

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Manslaughter Trial Set to Begin for NYPD Officer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Officer Peter Liang has been charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a public housing stairwell in 2014.

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What the NBA has to do with MLK Day

Monday, January 18, 2016

While millions of people are marking the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with speeches, service, and reflection, it's also prime basketball-viewing time.

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Still No Deal on Key Affordable Housing Tax Break

Friday, January 15, 2016

Real estate developers and union representatives have failed to reach an agreement on 421A.

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Wall Street Turns Off the Spigot for Anti-Gay New Jersey Congressman

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rep. Scott Garrett has been a benefactor of the financial industry's largesse. But his views are costing him Wall St. cash, and might imperil his reelection.

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Another Year, Same Result: #OscarsSoWhite

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the second year in a row, there are no non-white nominees in the four acting categories, despite buzz for actors like Idris Elba. #OscarsStillSoWhite

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The Enduring Candidacy of Donald Trump

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In spite of predictions that his insurgent campaign would fizzle out, Trump's support among Republicans just keeps growing.

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New York City's High-End Real Estate Under Government Scrutiny

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin identifying and tracking all-cash transaction by anonymous buyers in two places: Manhattan, and Miami-Dade County.

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Palacio: 'There is No Such Thing as 'Those' People'

Friday, January 08, 2016

Dr. Herminia Palacio says her life informs how she tackles chronic social issues like poverty and mental illness. 

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Penn Station's Lesson: If At First You Don't Succeed...

Friday, January 08, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise to overhaul Penn Station is like déjà vu all over again. Will this time be any different? 
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David Bowie Is Back At It With 'Blackstar'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Music icon David Bowie has released his first album in years. Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at the arc of Bowie's career and how the most awaited album of 2016 came to be.

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What Obama's Gun Control Actions Mean for New York City

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

It's not yet clear what effect these executive orders will have on reducing gun violence in places that already have comparatively strict gun laws, like New York City.

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The Year in National News: Looking Backward and Forward

Friday, January 01, 2016

We take a look back at some of 2015's biggest news stories - from Black Lives Matter protests to the presidential campaign - and look forward to what 2016 may bring in news.

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The Year in Local News: Looking Backward and Forward

Friday, January 01, 2016

A round-table of local WNYC reporters take a tour through some of the biggest local news stories from 2015, and look forward to what 2016 may bring in New York City.

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NJ Psychology Practice Revealed Patients’ Mental Disorders in Debt Lawsuits

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology disclosed the diagnoses and treatments of patients, including minors, in court papers.

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