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:

Citizenship Now: Immigration

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs discuss how they are supporting and advocating for immigrant communities as the political debate on the issue intensifies. WNYC's Jami Floyd hosts.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Courtney Barnett, Rafiq Bhatia, and Howie Lee

Monday, February 19, 2018

This week, new music from Beach House to Beijing, Rafiq Bhatia and Punjab Tronix, plus a new Courtney Barnett record is coming.
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Mayor, Council Members Announce Plan for Relocating Rikers Inmates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council say the new plan is a major step toward closing the jail complex.

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Citizenship Now: Climate Change

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re working to create solutions for one of the world’s most complex problems. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.

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Arrest of 'Star Witness' Throws Political Corruption Case into Disarray

Friday, February 09, 2018

Todd Howe testified against one of Gov. Cuomo's former top aides. Then he admitted to committing credit card fraud.

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When Teaching Students About Slavery Fails

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Natasha Capers speaks with All Things Considered host Jami Floyd about how New York City schools try — and in some cases, fail — to teach students about slavery.

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Citizenship Now: Education

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hear from social entrepreneurs about how they are trying to expand educational opportunities beyond the school building and into the communities that need them. WNYC's Jami Floyd hosts.

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Long Island Lawsuits Challenge Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Agents

Monday, February 05, 2018

A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Citizenship Now: Civic Engagement

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re creating greater civic engagement by connecting communities, amplifying voices, and creating change. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.

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A New Look at Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer

Friday, January 26, 2018

A new exhibit on the life of New York City Ballet's first African-American principal dancer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arthur Mitchell, at the Wallach Art Gallery.

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How to Remake The Restaurant Business in the #MeToo Moment

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Floyd talks with Jen Agg, author and activist against harassment and owner of the Manhattan restaurant Jack's Wife Frieda.

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Episode 1: Designing the Harassment-Free Workplace

Monday, January 22, 2018

WNYC's Jami Floyd kicks off our series by exploring harassment in all types of workplaces -- from the boardroom, to the restaurant, to the home.

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Can a Lawyer Go Against Their Client's Wishes? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Former defense attorney Larry English went against his client's wishes and told a jury his client was guilty. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether that violated the constitution.

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'Who's Gonna Believe Me?' Why This Bronx Woman Broke Her Silence About Russell Simmons

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rap legend Sherri Hines says Simmons raped her at his New York office in 1983.

Phil Murphy Is Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany took the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.

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How Parents Can Talk to Kids About #MeToo

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Psychotherapist Jamie Wasserman urges parents to start talking to their children about sexual assault and harassment as young as middle school.

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Documenting Hate In 2017: A Year In Review

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

ProPublica's Documenting Hate team and 130 other newsrooms tracked hate crimes in 2017. Here's what they learned.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sirintip, SZA and Kendrick, David Byrne

Monday, January 08, 2018

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This week, womens’ voices take over, Justin Timberlake returns, and David Byrne is back with a solo record.  
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For New York Women, "Wellness" Means Friendship, Money and Sleep

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A new survey suggests these factors play a big part in women's health

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