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, March 15, 2018
Jami Floyd hosts a conversation with writer Anna Holmes, writer Tanya K. Hernández and social justice activist Sophie Ellman-Golan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Week of March 5: This week, a moving Oscar performance, Malian rock from Sidi Touré, London producer kwes, and Brooklyn punk from Bodega.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Former schools Chancellor Dennis M. Wallcott spoke with All Things Considered Host Jami Floyd.
Friday, March 02, 2018
How #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #OscarsSoWhite factor into the contentious film competition.
Monday, February 26, 2018
This week's culture roundup is lit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 12, 2018
What we're talking about this week.
Friday, February 09, 2018
Todd Howe testified against one of Gov. Cuomo's former top aides. Then he admitted to committing credit card fraud.
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.
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.
Monday, February 05, 2018
A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re creating greater civic engagement by connecting communities, amplifying voices, and creating change. Hosted by WNYC's Jami Floyd.
Friday, January 26, 2018
A new exhibit on the life of New York City Ballet's first African-American principal dancer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arthur Mitchell, at the Wallach Art Gallery.