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:

New Jersey's Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Hacking

Monday, October 16, 2017

Without a paper trail, New Jersey's elections are at high risk of manipulation

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sharon Jones' Final Record & Fela Kuti Box Set #4

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of Oct. 16: This week, a final recording from Sharon Jones, Robert Plant's trancey new record, and Erykah Badu curates Fela Kuti.
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Why No Baseball Players Kneel During the National Anthem

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NFL players have created a political storm by taking the knee during the national anthem. But the protest hasn't spilled over to baseball. And there's a clear reason why.

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What to Watch in the New York and New Jersey Debates Tonight

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's a big night for political hopefuls—and incumbents—on both sides of the Hudson River.

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When Wigs Come Off: New Series Highlights Drag Queens Off Stage

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A 12-part documentary series promises to show how eight performers navigate life off stage.

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A SCOTUS Primer

Monday, October 02, 2017

Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court, which is back in session.

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After a Fatal Stabbing, Students and Parents Question a Bronx School's Safety

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The incident is renewing questions about whether metal detectors should be placed in schools.

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Top Jersey City Officials Accidentally Recorded Themselves Allegedly Trying to Rig Bids

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The allegations could cast shadows on the mayor's political star.

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As Puerto Rico Reels, a New York Congresswoman Calls For Help

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nydia Velazquez told WNYC that, first, the power grid needs to be restored in order for hospitals to provide necessary services. "If that is not a humanitarian crisis, what is?"

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BX Native Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Tops Billboard 100

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Bronx-native is the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill released "Doo Wop" 19 years ago. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Balkan Brass Rap & "Loving Vincent"

Monday, September 25, 2017

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This week, a film score premiere, a Balkan brass band collaborates with an underground rapper, and a report from Chicago’s South Side.
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The City Council Makes Moves to Strengthen Construction Worker Safety Training

Friday, September 22, 2017

After the deaths of two construction workers this week, the council is poised to pass strict new safety rules

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As Blocks Multiply, a Patchwork Quilt of Politics Emerges

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Trump piñata, sea-level rise at the Jersey shore and the gentrification of Newark are just a few of the issues that come up among Voting Block participants.

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Bloomberg Advances a Global Vision for America

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City's former mayor hosted the first-ever "Bloomberg Global Business Forum" as world leaders and CEOs gather in New York.

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'The Deuce' Looks at Prostitution and Pornography in Times Square's Bad Old Days

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Co-creator David Simon talks about his inspiration for HBO's new show "The Deuce," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.

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'I was an American Refugee': One Man's Story of 9/11 in Newfoundland

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Kevin Tuerff was one of 6,500 airline passengers bound for the U.S. who were temporarily grounded in Newfoundland, Canada. His story was told in a Broadway show.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney and Mexican Institute of Sound

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Week of Sept. 11, 2017: This week, a host of collaborations including Mount Kimbie & King Krule, Daniel Luppi, Karen O, & Parquet Courts, new Moses Sumney, & an ode to a T-shirt.
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Fighting for Civil Rights Behind the Scenes

Monday, September 04, 2017

Often overlooked, Constance Baker Motley was an instrumental part of the Civil Rights Movement. A new books helps her take her rightful place.

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The Ongoing Troubles of Kushner's 666 Fifth Avenue

Friday, September 01, 2017

A $1.2 billion mortgage payment is due in 18 months, and Kushner Companies has been searching for the money around the globe. 

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National Flood Insurance Is About to Expire. Here's What's Next

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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