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 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 Law School, when she was invited to appear on a prime time ABC special, "The Trouble with Lawyers." Following that appearance, she served as a legal analyst for KPIX Radio in San Francisco during the OJ Simpson murder trial. Jami then moved from law teaching to reporting for 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. 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 show at Court TV, “Jami Floyd: Best Defense,” a daily legal and political talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as an analyst 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. She was twice nominated for an TV News Emmy, once in 1999 for her coverage of the John Kennedy, Jr., plane crash and again in 2001, for her work at Ground Zero. In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term.
In the course of her career, Jami has had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, and countless in-depth conversations with news makers. 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. Jami still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers to be her most meaningful.
Jami Floyd appears in the following:
Monday, October 07, 2019
It's the first official day of the Supreme Court 2019-20 term: A primer on what to expect.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
"Study shows 43% of white students admitted to Harvard University were recruited athletes, legacy students, children of faculty and staff, or whose relatives have donated to Harvard."
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
After being subpoenaed, the former New York City mayor has hired his own lawyer.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Off-Off Broadway has been a home for artists from marginalized communities for decades. But it's struggling as the costs of space rentals soar and other sources of funding decrease.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Week of Sept. 30: Two different takes on “spiritual jazz”: one by Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith and one by The Comet Is Coming, plus new The New Pornographers.
Friday, September 27, 2019
The new podcast "School Colors" traces the history of race inequality and schools in Central Brooklyn.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
A new documentary tells the stories of the teenagers who were just blocks away from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race for president.
Monday, August 26, 2019
1992 was billed the Year of the Women, but what have women achieved since then in terms of parity in government representation?
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Historically there have been very strict statutes of limitations on cases of rape and sexual assault... but that's changing.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose impermissible chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner, was fired by New York City's police commissioner. What does this mean for black history?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Firing the principal officer involved in Eric Garner's death was not the end of the chapter.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Week of Aug. 19: This week, The Hold Steady channels Led Zeppelin; the singer Ala.Ni celebrates our differences; and another lost album by John Coltrane is found.
Friday, August 16, 2019
For the largest editorial initiative in the newspaper's history, the country was born the day the first slave ship came in.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
In 1969, some of music's most iconic artists played free summer concerts in Mount Morris Park. Unlike the festival to the north, it's been largely overlooked. So let's rediscover it.
Monday, August 05, 2019
Councilman Carlos Menchaca was born and raised in the border city and still has family there.
Monday, August 05, 2019
Week of Aug. 5: This week, HAIM celebrates summer, songs about penguins by Penguin Café, the decidedly NOT-punk IDLES, and a band whose name means 'remove worry.'
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A slew of proposals could dramatically change the way the city operates. Let's dig in.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'
Monday, July 22, 2019
Week of July 22: This week, sounds from West Africa, and Chicago, courtesy of Beyoncé, Wilco, and more, and music from Senegal by Shaheed & Dixa, Featuring Marieme.