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:

From Childhood Friends to Law School Colleagues, with a Detour to Prison

Monday, April 23, 2018

Marc Howard helped get Marty Tankleff out of prison. Now they teach a class, "Making an Exoneree," together at Georgetown University.

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Student Protesters Reflect On Their Revolution, 50 Years Later

Monday, April 23, 2018

On April 23, 1968, Columbia University was brought to a standstill by a historic student protest.

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Anger and Sadness at Tense Crown Heights Police-Community Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018

Reporter Cindy Rodriguez and All Things Considered host Jami Floyd discuss the tense police-community meeting in Crown Heights Thursday evening.

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Former Mayor Giuliani Joins Trump's Personal Legal Team

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trump and Giuliani's relationship goes back decades.

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How Thousands of Security Cameras Forced Change at New York's Notorious Attica State Prison

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cameras have acted as an equalizer in Attica, taming violent guards and emboldening prisoners, according to prisoner-turned-journalist John J. Lennon.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Balún, Kamasi Washington, and Jenny Hval

Monday, April 16, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 16: This week, new works by Kamasi Washington and Jenny Hval; a new video from Brooklyn-via-San Juan group Balún, and some musical advice on Making America Great Again.
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A Rare Glimpse at Which NYPD Officers Got Disciplined and Why

Monday, April 16, 2018

Buzzfeed publishes 1,800 leaked records, contravening official policy and angering the patrol officers union.

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Navigating Hookup Culture in the Digital Age

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new book says dating apps are making satisfying relationships harder to find.

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50 Years After The Fair Housing Act, the Ongoing Struggle For Equal Housing

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Advocates say the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was a milestone, but housing discrimination is far from over.

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Bowery Tenants, Forced to Leave, Collect Personal Items from Dumpster

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou has been advocating for tenants of 85 Bowery who were vacated from their homes in January.

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FBI Agents Raid Trump's Lawyer's Office

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

News and analysis of the raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's office.

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Videos and 911 Transcripts Reveal Confusion Moments Before Police Kill Mentally Ill Crown Heights Man

Friday, April 06, 2018

Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot nine times by police on Wednesday afternoon.

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Crown Heights Residents Voice Frustration, Fear After Police Shooting

Friday, April 06, 2018

People in the Brooklyn neighborhood are calling for better community policing and accountability for the officers who shot Saheed Vassell. 

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Why New York City Didn't Burn When King Was Killed

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Hundreds of cities saw widespread protesting and violence after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968. Comparatively, New York City remained calm. 

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How Women Are Owning It Online

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Note to Self's Manoush Zomorodi and Stella Bugbee, president of New York Magazine's The Cut, on what they've learned by talking to women about life online.

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Jared Kushner's White House Role Brings 'Wellspring' of Troubles for Family Business

Monday, April 02, 2018

New York Times reporter Sharon LaFraniere details how investigations, concerns over conflicts of interest, and bad publicity have hurt the Kushner Companies.

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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls

Monday, April 02, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 2: This week, new music from The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls.
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Man's Two Decade Fight to Prove Innocence Chronicled in New Podcast 'Empire on Blood'

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Reporter Steve Fishman chronicles the life of Calvin "Cal" Buari's years in prison and eventual release after his conviction was overturned.

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Woman Uses Billboards to Speak Out About Sexual Abuse, Pressure Lawmakers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A woman who says she was abused by a former teacher says New York state lawmakers need to pass the Child Victims Act.

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Madison Square Garden Takes Heat for Moving NY Liberty to the Burbs

Friday, March 23, 2018

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The team will play most of its games in Westchester this season. 

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