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:

Catholic Church in NJ Names More Than 180 Priests Credibly Accused of Child Sex Abuse

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The list comes amid the New Jersey Attorney General's statewide probe into clergy sex abuse in the state.

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Con Edison Supply Problem Could Stunt Westchester's Growth

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The utility placed a moratorium on new natural gas hook-ups next month in the southern part of the county.

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Amazon-NYC Rom-Com Takes Dramatic Plot Twist

Friday, February 08, 2019

The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.

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Riders Endure Day Four of Nauseating L Train Smell, and No Sign of Relief

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Even subway conductors are sick of the odor.

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Former New Jersey Official Blames Re-election Loss On "Illegal" Voting

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

A political candidate is under a fire after making unfounded remarks.

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Confidential Memo: Company of Trump Inaugural Chair Sought to Profit from Connection to Administration, Foreigners

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The memo comes as federal prosecutors conduct a wide-ranging probe into the nonprofit that ran the inaugural.

Weekly Music Roundup: Omar Apollo and Better Oblivion Community Center

Monday, February 04, 2019

New Sounds
This week, Billie Eilish and Omar Apollo: youth is served; The Mountain Goats offer an epic war story, and echoes of Ethiopia by Dexter Story. Plus, Better Oblivion Community Center.
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The Internment of Japanese Americans, Dramatized

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Drawing connections between what the U.S. did in the 1940s and what's happening in America right now.

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Try, Try Again, Keep Trying: Child Victim Act Approved in Albany

Monday, January 28, 2019

After more than decade in limbo, the bill is finally headed to the Governor's desk.

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A Modest Proposal for the Subway: Raising Fares Could Be Fairer

Thursday, January 24, 2019

While the MTA Board debates raising the cost of a single ride to $3, some transit experts argue the price of a swipe should be even higher.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Nakhane, Tanya Tagaq, and India.Arie

Monday, January 21, 2019

New Sounds
This week, a big question from India.Arie, a 60s flashback, and a rapidly rising queer icon from South Africa. Plus, new music from Tanya Tagaq and Cinematic Orchestra. 
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A New Comic Book Tells the “Epic Tale” of the Legendary Apollo Theater

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

From its start as a 1930s jazz club to its revival in the 1980s.

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The New York Daily News Is Eliminating Its Sports Editor. What Does That Mean For the Tabloid Wars?

Friday, January 04, 2019

The position will be replaced by a "director of digital audience development for sports."

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1968: The Year In Review

Friday, December 28, 2018

We spent the year examining some of the most important events that happened in 1968 in the New York City region. Here's our summary. 

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The Internet Is Bots All The Way Down

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Bots make up more than 40 percent of Internet traffic, and fake content is everywhere. 

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After Losing Court Battle, New Jersey Advocates Continue to Fight PennEast Pipeline

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Landowners, environmental advocates and elected officials are pushing back against a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Wednesday, December 12, 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.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Bruce Springsteen, MorMor, and Bibi Bourelly

Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of Dec. 10: This week, Springsteen on Broadway; Deerhunter and Bibi Bourelly on the environment; plus Chromeo, and Toronto's MorMor. 
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This Program Was Meant to Help the Mentally Ill. Instead, It's Hurt a Lot of Them.

Friday, December 07, 2018

An investigation by ProPublica and Frontline found many participants were not prepared for independent living.

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Undocumented Workers Describe Hostility at Trump Golf Course

Friday, December 07, 2018

Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.

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