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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. In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term, fall 2015 to fall 2017. 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:

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

Monday, June 27, 2016

A 5-3 Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas law restricting abortion access may have implications across the country.

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Christie's Tax Plans Divide New Jersey Lawmakers

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers deeply disagree about raising the state's gas taxes to pay for roads and bridges.

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Congresswoman Talks About Sit-in for Gun Control

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rep. Nita Lowey talks to WNYC's Jami Floyd.

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Wall Street Fears Brexit Consequences

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wall Street is holding its breath for results that could send stocks plummeting and lead to a slowdown in the global economy.

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The Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action and Immigration

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled this morning on affirmative action and Obama's immigration plan. Hear how the votes were divided.

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Questions Remain in Deaths of Prominent New Jersey Couple

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New details are emerging from the murder investigation of John and Joyce Sheridan.

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On Being Gay and Latino After Orlando

Friday, June 17, 2016

José Rivera is a gay man of Puerto Rican descent — he says the tragedy has lit a fire 

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When the Doors to A Dual Language School Don't Feel Open to Everyone

Friday, June 10, 2016

Dual language and bilingual programs can help draw families into schools they otherwise might not attend. But sometimes they keep people away.
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For the Train... For Love... For Hamilton Tickets: Waiting Then and Now

Thursday, June 09, 2016

WNYC kicks off a series on waiting by talking with a psychologist who studies how waiting affects us and how it's changed over time.

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Union Boss Norman Seabrook Held Tight Grip on Rikers

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Many activists think Seabrook's outsized power at Rikers stood in the way of reform.

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Kitty Genovese's Brother Searches for Truth in Her Tragic Murder

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Bill Genovese teamed up with filmmaker James Solomon for the documentary The Witness.

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Government's Role in the Rise of the Financial Sector

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Over the past forty years, regulators and elected officials have made decisions that have led to enormous growth in the size and power of today's financial sector.

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Making Money by Moving Money Around

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Many companies rely on finance engineering to make profits instead of making and selling goods and services.

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A Woman's Take on Trump's Behavior

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the first of a series of our conversations with women about the presidential race, lawyer and author Lisa Bloom takes on Trump.

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How Finance Took Over American Business

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A sector that is supposed to be a helpmate for business has come to dominate it — leaving many Americans behind.

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A Tale of Two (Very Expensive) Cities

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In New York City and San Francisco, the housing crisis has vastly shaped availability, affordability, and gentrification.

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Presidential Primary Season Comes to NJ

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The June 7th NJ primary may not mean much in the long run. But that hasn't stopped the remaining White House hopefuls from scheduling a full slate of events in the Garden State.

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NJ Democrats Feud as Atlantic City Teeters on Bankruptcy Brink

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Assembly's rescue plan for Atlantic City is put on hold, while Governor Christie and his Democratic allies seethe.

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What Trump's Past in Atlantic City Could Say About His Future

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has us thinking about his rise — while the casino empire he built in Atlantic City is in ruins.

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Man and Machine Join Forces at Met’s Fashion Exhibit

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Costume Institute's "Manus x Machina" showcases the use of technology in couture.

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