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:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time is running out for advocates to extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Today is the 50th Anniversary of Loving Vs. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that declared laws criminalizing interracial marriage unconstitutional.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Join WNYC’s Jami Floyd for a conversation about the evolution of biracial and multiracial identity in America 50 years since the landmark Loving v. Virginia decision.
Friday, June 09, 2017
White conservatives are upset about free speech, but feminists and people of color are the most at risk.
Friday, June 09, 2017
WNYC's All Things Considered host Jami Floyd introduces the year-long project that explores issues facing mixed race families.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Timothy O'Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, provides insight into President Trump's identities as a businessman and a New Yorker.
Friday, June 02, 2017
But both were already well on their way to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s unclear just how much difference their re-energized vows will make for the world's climate.
Monday, May 22, 2017
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.
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.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Week of May 15: This Week, A Fun Festival’s Sad Song, Ben Folds’ New Orchestral Job, and A Eurovision Champion.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Three breakaway Democrats have been benefiting from their alliance with the state Senate's ruling party.
Friday, May 05, 2017
The gap in high school graduation rates continues to fall along lines of race and class.
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.
Monday, May 01, 2017
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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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."
Monday, April 17, 2017
Week of April 17: This week, Kendrick Lamar returns; so do videos in black and white.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Advocates have been fighting for reform for over a decade.
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.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Recent derailments at Penn Station have renewed the push for to upgrade the 106-year-old tunnel.
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.