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:

Episode 1: Designing the Harassment-Free Workplace

Monday, January 22, 2018

WNYC's Jami Floyd kicks off our series by exploring harassment in all types of workplaces -- from the boardroom, to the restaurant, to the home.

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Can a Lawyer Go Against Their Client's Wishes? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Former defense attorney Larry English went against his client's wishes and told a jury his client was guilty. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether that violated the constitution.

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'Who's Gonna Believe Me?' Why This Bronx Woman Broke Her Silence About Russell Simmons

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rap legend Sherri Hines says Simmons raped her at his New York office in 1983.

Phil Murphy Is Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany took the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.

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How Parents Can Talk to Kids About #MeToo

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Psychotherapist Jamie Wasserman urges parents to start talking to their children about sexual assault and harassment as young as middle school.

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Documenting Hate In 2017: A Year In Review

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

ProPublica's Documenting Hate team and 130 other newsrooms tracked hate crimes in 2017. Here's what they learned.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sirintip, SZA and Kendrick, David Byrne

Monday, January 08, 2018

New Sounds
This week, womens’ voices take over, Justin Timberlake returns, and David Byrne is back with a solo record.  
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For New York Women, "Wellness" Means Friendship, Money and Sleep

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A new survey suggests these factors play a big part in women's health

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New Tax Law Extends Popular College Savings Plans to Private K-12 Schools

Friday, December 22, 2017

Parents will be allowed to use up to $10,000 a year in funds from 529 plans to pay for primary and secondary education.

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Uber and Lyft Are Making Traffic Worse, Report Says

Friday, December 22, 2017

They may help New Yorkers catch a ride, but a new report suggests ride-hailing apps are slowing the city down. We just don't know how much.

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New York Public Radio Fires Hosts Lopate and Schwartz

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A WNYC News investigation finds complaints to management about the two longtime hosts go back years.

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What Comes Next in the Fight for Net Neutrality

Monday, December 18, 2017

States like New York could play a new role in regulating the Internet.

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Here For It: A New Jedi, Shamir Bailey's "Revelations," and What Black Women Really Did in Alabama

Monday, December 18, 2017

This week's culture roundup from WNYC's Rebecca Carroll has some of the best suggestions for your cultural heart's content. You'll never get to it all. But trust, we got you.

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Diversity Training Doesn't Really Work, Says One Expert, But Hiring Better Will

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Harvard behavioral economist says the path to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace is through better hiring and promotional practices.

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Weekly Music Roundup: NY Phil at 175 & I'm With Her

Monday, December 11, 2017

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Week of December 11: Sufjan Stevens Sings About Tonya Harding; Songwriter Grace Carter at 20; the New York Philharmonic at 175, and the supergroup I'm With Her.
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How the Law Separates Sexual Harassment, Assault and Other Abuses in the Workplace

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As allegations against men pile up for a range of bad behavior in the workplace, the response is not always obvious. But legal principles may help.

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Lopate, Schwartz Suspended From WNYC

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Longtime hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz were placed on immediate leave pending an investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct.

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How the Wedding Cake Court Case Could Affect Civil Rights in New York

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Supreme Court is deciding its first case on LGBT rights since striking down the ban on gay marriage

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A Reckoning in Our Own House: John Hockenberry and Harassment

Monday, December 04, 2017

WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and Shumita Basu will be on the radio live tonight at 8pm to talk about sexual harassment allegations at NYPR and across the nation.

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Urban Planners Propose Big Changes To Regional Life and Transit

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What if New York City's 24-hour subway system was no longer 24 hours? Or the Meadowlands became a park?

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