Jami Floyd

Senior Editor, Race & Justice | New York Public Radio

Jami Floyd is the Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio. She is also the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @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 to DJ for WHRW, the campus radio station at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.). At Berkeley Law School, she was served as an associate editor of the California Law Review, where she also published.

In a journalism career that spans two decades, Jami has worked on everything from breaking news, to exclusives, to long-form investigations. Jami has had the opportunity to interview countless news makers, including Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, cited by The New York Times for her barrage of "hard-hitting" questions. Jami still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers to be her most meaningful.

Until September 2020, served as the weekday host of “All Things Considered.”

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Andrew Yang Wants to Make History. Progressives Are Weighing Their Options

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gothamist
Andrew Yang, the former tech entrepreneur who ran for president as a political outsider is seeking to make history in the race for New York City mayor.

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Their Dream Fulfilled, The 'Chitthi' Brigade is Back!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gothamist
Yesterday, when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman, first African American and first south Asian American Vice President, the Chitthi Brigade was watching.

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WNYC's Special Coverage of the Inauguration of President Joe Biden

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Hosts Brian Lehrer, Alison Stewart, and Jami Floyd reflect on the day's ceremony with listeners.

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Trump's Eleventh-Hour Pardon Plans

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The president has plans to pardon dozens of people. WNYC's senior editor for race and justice and legal editor Jami Floyd shares the details.

Less than 1 in 10 NJ Vaccines Are Going Toward Blacks And Latinos

Friday, January 15, 2021

A very small percentage of the 310,000 administered doses has gone to African American and Latino populations.

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Exhibit of Old Photos Give New Life to Chinatown

Friday, January 15, 2021

Gothamist
A collection of never before seen photographs of 1970s and 80s Chinatown were released as part of a new virtual exhibit at the MOCA.

Comment

Double Standard in Police Response to Mob at Capitol as Compared to Protests over the Spring and Summer

Friday, January 15, 2021

Gothamist
The disconnect between the police response at our nation’s Capitol and the violence employed by many police to suppress peaceful protesters has many Americans rethinking policing.

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Andrew Yang Enters Mayor's Race

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Gothamist
Former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang had his first press event as a mayoral candidate today.

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Mimi Rocah Takes Office As Westchester County District Attorney Promising Reform

Monday, January 04, 2021

The former federal prosecutor pledged to create a revamped conviction integrity unit.

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As Nursing Home Vaccinations Get Underway in NYC, A Queens Staff Recalls Their Own Personal Toll

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in New York City nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with staff members first in line to receive the shots.

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Sick And Dying In Prison While Covid Looms: Prisoners Ask For Medical Parole But Rarely Get Released

Monday, December 28, 2020

Gothamist
More than a thousand incarcerated people have asked to be released because they are too sick to survive COVID-19. But medical parole is rare and clemency is their only other alternative.

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With 80 Percent Spike in Clemency Applications, Governor Cuomo Still Unlikely to Grant Them

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Governor Cuomo received an 80 percent increase in clemency applications as COVID-19 spread through prisons. 

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City Council Weighs Ending Solitary Confinement In NYC Jails

Friday, December 11, 2020

Gothamist
At a virtual city council hearing on Friday, corrections officers expressed fierce opposition to the bill.

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Two NYPD Officers Lied In Court About Their Arrest Of A Black Lives Matter Protester. The Manhattan D.A. Cleared Them

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Gothamist
A New York City artist and activist wins her lawsuit against the city over two police officers who lied about her arrest during a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest.

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DA Does Not Seek Bail For Staten Island Bar Owner Accused of Hitting Sheriff's Deputy With Car

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Daniel Presti, the Staten Island bar owner who openly flouted the state’s COVID-19 safety rules, was arrested over the weekend after allegedly striking a deputy sheriff with his car.

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A Term For Juvenile Offenders 'Superpredator' Turns 25

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

WNYC
A fear-mongering term used twenty-five years ago to demonizing young Black children has had lasting impacts. 

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After Making History and Facing Backlash, Dinkins Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Gothamist
New York continues to reflect upon the life and legacy of Mayor David Dinkins, who has died at 93.

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The Mount Vernon Police Tapes: At Least Seven Black Men Now Allege False Drug Charges Involving Controversial Detective

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gothamist
Several residents are now hoping for their convictions to be vacated.

Election Legal Challenges

Friday, November 06, 2020

Jami Floyd WNYC newsroom's Legal Editor and Senior Editor for WNYC's Race and Justice Unit, on the litigation that could follow the election. 

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All the President's Election Day Lawsuits

Friday, November 06, 2020

Will claims of voter fraud stand up in court?