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:
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Wanaque Center offers long term care to the state's sickest and most frail children. Ten have died from adenovirus, casting doubt on how it's run and regulated.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The online retail giant is set to get billions from the city and state. Will taxpayers see a return on that investment?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.
Monday, November 12, 2018
This week, posthumous music from Charles Bradley, Smashing Pumpkins are not dead yet, and a moving video from Jacob Banks.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Many New Yorkers experienced chaos at the polls. Reformers and critics are laying out a path for how to improve it going forward.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
The annual documentary festival features films on acting in the #MeToo era, New York City's most fascinating characters and a long-forgotten Aretha Franklin concert.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Rumor has it the online retail giant will put half of its second headquarters in Long Island City. But details are scarce.
Monday, November 05, 2018
In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
As questions mount about how the virus spread at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, WNYC spoke with an infectious disease expert about how to control an outbreak.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
New data shows that Newark had elevated levels of lead in water tap samples, but officials insist water coming out of the reservoir is safe.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Republican challenger to Senator Bob Menendez is running on a pro gay rights, pro choice agenda — distancing himself from President Trump.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Residents of a contested district in Bay Ridge are split about how the recent terror threat will influence them on November 6.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
There are signs the justice system is slowly shifting to give more credence to alleged victims of sexual misconduct.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
New York City's system has been blamed for raising rents, exacerbating income inequality, and even encouraging gentrification. And we've already tried to fix it once.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says producers and writers tried to make their shows reflect the changing reality of the times in 1968.
Monday, October 15, 2018
The police are looking for nine members of the alt-right group and three anti-fascist protesters involved in the fight on the Upper East Side.
Monday, October 15, 2018
A year into the #MeToo Movement, New York Times journalist and author Peggy Orenstein talks about the conversations parents should have with their children.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Week of October 15: This week, music for Harry Potter by Imogen Heap, a musical spell from Esperanza Spalding, a new immigrant song, and Derek Brown, the beatboxing sax player.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Fans say women's professional basketball has never been better. But can its leaders figure out how to fill seats?
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.