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:

Waiting for a Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Breaking down the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial and looking ahead to a potential verdict.

NYPD Rolls Out Civilian Panel To Review Potential Hate Crimes

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The group will vet NYPD decisions on what cases do or do not go to the Hate Crime Task Force.

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One Hundred Convictions Involving One NYPD Detective Could Be Purged In Manhattan

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The move comes nearly two years after Manhattan prosecutors first brought perjury charges against the former NYPD detective.

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Disciplinary Data Shows Some Correction Officers Keep Their Jobs Despite Repeat Misconduct Findings

Monday, April 12, 2021

The misconduct findings included excessive force, false or inaccurate statements, and improper chemical deployments against incarcerated people.

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Why Critics Say The NYPD's Tracking Of Hate Crimes Is Flawed

Friday, April 09, 2021

They say the poor data is making it harder for law enforcement and officials to combat anti-Asian violence. 

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The Cause Of Roberto Grant’s Death In Notorious NYC Detention Center Was Deemed “Undetermined.”

Thursday, April 08, 2021

WNYC
Roberto Grant pleaded guilty in 2015 to taking part in a series of robberies. He was awaiting sentencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center when he died a violent death. 

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This Man Spent Two Decades In Prison Because of Prosecutorial Misconduct In Queens (Part 2)

Monday, April 05, 2021

Gothamist
Last month, George Bell walked out of prison after serving more than two decades of what was supposed to be a life sentence.

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This Man Spent Two Decades In Prison Because of Prosecutorial Misconduct In Queens (Part 1)

Friday, April 02, 2021

Gothamist
George Bell was finally released last month.

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What To Expect As Governor Cuomo's Deadline For Police Reform Looms

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Gothamist
Hundreds of police departments across the state have to submit reform plans or face losing state funding.

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Thirty Years After David Dinkins Historic Win, Black Candidates Want A Repeat in New York City

Monday, March 29, 2021

Gothamist
In 1989, when David Dinkins launched his trailblazing run for mayor of New York City, it was far from a foregone conclusion. Now, more Black candidates are running for mayor than ever.

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New Study Criticizes Courts For "Penalizing" Those Who Refuse To Plead Guilty

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Gothamist
Many New York defense attorneys believe that defendants, by choosing to exercise their right to a trial by jury, are exposed to stiffer sentences.

Brooklyn's District Attorney Weighs In On New York City's Response To Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Anti-Asian bias and hate crimes are on the rise throughout the country and in New York City - everything from cursing and shoving, to harassment and violent attacks, including murder. 

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Anti-Asian Attacks Are Raising Questions About Why Hate Crimes Are So Hard To Prosecute

Monday, March 22, 2021

The shootings and other incidents of anti-Asian violence have renewed questions about whether hate crime laws effectively address acts of prejudice against marginalized groups. 

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Congressional Hearings Focus on Anti-Asian Violence

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Gothamist
Two days after a shooting spree in Georgia left six Asian American women dead, Congress addressed the ongoing violence and racism.

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Public Theater and WNYC Studios Release Groundbreaking New Audio Interpretation of Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

WNYC
The Public Theater in partnership with WNYC Studios is launching an audio interpretation of Shakespeare's  Romeo & Juliet.

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Asian New Yorkers Consider Ways To Combat Hate Crimes in Wake of Atlanta Shootings

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Gothamist
Residents have floated proposals involving the NYPD and neighborhood organizations after shootings in Atlanta-area leave 8 people dead, 6 of them Asian.

Hate crimes. Harassment. Indignities. Being Asian in 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Hate crimes, harassment, indignities. For Asian New Yorkers, the city can be a very unpleasant place.

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How COVID-19 Overwhelmed NJ’s Tightly-Packed Latino Cities

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Deaths overall jumped by 34% in 2020 but for Hispanics, they nearly doubled, state data show.

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NYPD Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Still Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Gothamist
Despite the mayor's repeated vows to address disparities, legalization advocates say the NYPD has continued to use drug stops as a tool for racialized enforcement.

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COVID-19 Is Killing Young Latino Men In N.J. At Disproportionate Rates

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In New Jersey, Latino men comprise nearly half the deaths of all young adults between the ages of 18-49.

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