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:

Why Blacks and Latinos Don't Get to Go to Elite NYC High Schools

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A state law passed in 1971 shows the lack of diversity may not be an accident.

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Actor Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Monday, March 19, 2018

The 'Sex and the City' co-star says she's running to combat income inequality and fix the subways.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Pussy Riot, Tinariwen, and Yo La Tengo

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Sounds
Week of March 19: This week, musical reactions to a troubled world from Pussy Riot, Roger Waters, and Yo La Tengo. Plus new videos from Tinariwen and Courtney Barnett.
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Black, White, Female, Other: Exploring Feminist Identity in this #MeToo Moment

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jami Floyd hosts a conversation with writer Anna Holmes, writer Tanya K. Hernández and social justice activist Sophie Ellman-Golan.


March Madness Tips Off With Renewed Debate on Student-Athlete Compensation

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Columnist Shaun King spoke to WNYC's host Jami Floyd about the NCAA's ongoing fight to avoid paying student athletes.

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In Sharp Turn from Christie Years, New NJ Budget Includes Legalizing Marijuana, Taxing the Rich

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Murphy's $34 billion plan proposed increasing the state's sale tax, tripling the funding to NJ Transit, and increasing funding for local schools, pre-k and community colleges. 

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In Campus Rape Case, a Tale of Two Justice Systems

Friday, March 09, 2018

Yale's internal investigation process uses a lower standard of evidence than criminal trials, and is largely influenced by its campus culture of affirmative consent.


Reports of Sexual Abuse Continue to Plague New Jersey's Only Women's Prison

Thursday, March 08, 2018

And the reappointment of Department of Corrections head Gary Lanigan is stalled — with legislators and activists asking for a change of leadership.


Weekly Music Roundup: kwes, Chvrches, and Sidi Touré

Monday, March 05, 2018

New Sounds
Week of March 5: This week, a moving Oscar performance, Malian rock from Sidi Touré, London producer kwes, and Brooklyn punk from Bodega.
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'Don't Worry About the Noise,' Says NYC's Former Schools Chancellor

Friday, March 02, 2018

Former schools Chancellor Dennis M. Wallcott spoke with All Things Considered Host Jami Floyd.


Hashtags and High Fashion: What To Expect From The 90th Oscars

Friday, March 02, 2018

How #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #OscarsSoWhite factor into the contentious film competition. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.