Jami Floyd

Senior Editor, Race & Justice | New York Public Radio

Jami Floyd is the Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio. She is also the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @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 to DJ for WHRW, the campus radio station at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.). At Berkeley Law School, she was served as an associate editor of the California Law Review, where she also published.

In a journalism career that spans two decades, Jami has worked on everything from breaking news, to exclusives, to long-form investigations. Jami has had the opportunity to interview countless news makers, including Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, cited by The New York Times for her barrage of "hard-hitting" questions. Jami still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers to be her most meaningful.

Until September 2020, served as the weekday host of “All Things Considered.”

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Mount Vernon Activists Protest Lack of Disciple Following the Mount Vernon Police Tapes

Monday, October 19, 2020

Gothamist
Dozens of protesters called directly on Mount Vernon's mayor to take action.

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New Film Centers On Newark's Fight For Environmental Justice

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Gothamist
Newark's Ironbound neighborhood is four square miles but is saturated with industrial facilities and toxic sites. 

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SCOTUS Watch: Day Three of the Nomination Hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd host a local call-in show on the nomination hearing of SCOTUS hopeful Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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SCOTUS Watch: Day Two of the Nomination Hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd host a local call-in show on the nomination hearing of SCOTUS hopeful Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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30 Issues: Defund, Reform or Support the Police?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Paul Butler and Jami Floyd discuss the defund the police movement and what it means for making families safer through prevention and reimagining the role of the police.

Borough Park Crisis

Monday, October 12, 2020

Gothamist
Tensions are rising between the cities Hasidic community and city officials over restrictions put in place to keep COVID-19 rates in check.

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The Supreme Court is Back in Action

Monday, October 05, 2020

A look at what the Supreme Court's hearing this month, including updates on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination. 

The Docket: No-Knock Warrants And The Right To Privacy In The Home

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The police killing of Breonna Taylor has shined a spotlight on law enforcement's use of no-knock warrants across the country.

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Trial Begins Over Allegations that Long Island Town’s Voting System Disenfranchises Latinos

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Gothamist
In Islip, in Suffolk County, Latinos account for more than 30 percent of the town’s more than 300,000 residents. Yet, no Latino has ever been elected to the town board.

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The Mount Vernon Police Tapes: In Secret Recordings, Cop Says Armed Gunman Roamed City Streets With Impunity

Thursday, September 24, 2020

As part of continuing series, investigative reporter George Joseph reports from Mount Vernon, this time on gun violence.

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Protesters Decry NYPD Escalation Following Largest Mass Arrest Since June

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Eight-six people were arrested on Saturday, the most in a single day since the mayor lifted the curfew in early June.

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A Court On The Edge

Monday, September 21, 2020

Voting rights cases are moving fast. The Affordable Care Act faces yet another life or death hearing. And that’s before we even get to the fight over who’ll replace Justice Ginsburg.

The Life and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Monday, September 21, 2020

WNYC's Jami Floyd discusses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's approach to interpreting the Constitution, and her commitment to advancing equal rights over several decades.

What It's Like To Be A Black Doctor In New York City

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted racial disparities in health care, including the need for more Black doctors. 

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WNYC's Plan to cover Race, Class and Social Justice

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, talks about her new job leading WNYC's unit that plans to cover the news through the prism of race, class, and social justice.

Jami Floyd Talks About the New Race & Justice Unit

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Today WNYC Launched a new Race & Justice Unit. Jami Floyd drops by ATC to speak with Sean Carlson about what inspired the unit, and what reporting it will bring to WNYC.

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The Designers Of An "It-Bag" In The Fashion World Are Trying To Make A More Equitable Market

Friday, September 04, 2020

WNYC
Telfar has introduced a program for its hottest item that aims to combat online resellers who charge triple the price. 

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While Some Arts Institutions Flounder, One Found A Way To Pivot

Friday, September 04, 2020

The 92nd St Y has made $3 million from its online offerings during the pandemic.

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Jami Floyd Leaves ATC For Next Mission At WNYC

Friday, September 04, 2020

After five years as the local host of All Things Considered on WNYC, Floyd will step into a new role at the station.

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Is New York's Covid Infection Rate Artificially Low?

Thursday, September 03, 2020

New York is one of the most aggressive states in the country at encouraging people without symptoms of the virus to get tested. Is that what's making the percentage of positives so low? 

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