Jami Floyd

Host, All Things Considered, WNYC News

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:

'People Not Property' Takes a Hard Look at Slavery in the Hudson Valley

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Philipsburg Manor near Sleepy Hollow is highlighting its history as home to dozens of enslaved people.

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The Docket: DNA Evidence, Policing, and the Constitution

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What the Chanel Lewis case can teach us about how police use DNA evidence — and the legal questions that can arise.


Does Linda Fairstein Deserve the Blowback She's Getting?

Monday, June 10, 2019

How does Linda Fairstein's character in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us" compare to her real-life role in the Central Park jogger case? 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Angélique Kidjo, Bat for Lashes, and Team Dresch

Monday, June 10, 2019

New Sounds
This week, a tribute to the Queen of Salsa from Angélique Kidjo, a new album from Santana, romance and menace by Bat for Lashes, and the return of queer punk icons Team Dresch.
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Context and a Movie: Ava DuVernay’s "When They See Us"

Friday, June 07, 2019

What happens when they see us?

Live Coverage and Analysis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller breaks his silence after more than two years. 

Deteriorating Relationship between Murphy, Sweeney Impacting Budget Negotiations

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Gov. Murphy wants a millionaires tax. Senate President Sweeney wants pension reform. As their strained relationship hits a new low, how will the two sides reach a budget deal?

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Behind the Budget Dance Over Public Library Funding

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mayor de Blasio has been generous to libraries. Now he wants to pull back — a little.


Mayor Bill de Blasio Tries His Luck in Rural Iowa

Friday, May 17, 2019

De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers. 


He Talks to the Mayor Every Week. Here's How Brian Lehrer Views de Blasio's White House Run

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lehrer has been speaking with Mayor de Blasio every Friday for the past three years.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Philip Bailey and Lila Downs

Monday, May 13, 2019

New Sounds
Week of May 13: This week, looking back to the 70s with Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire, Lila Downs, and Doomsquad. Plus Flying Lotus teams up with Anderson .Paak, and more.
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NYC Youth Homeless Services Have 'Significant Gaps,' New Report Finds

Friday, May 10, 2019

The city's first ever system assessment identified a "lack of institutional ownership" for solving youth homelessness.


Can't Pay Your Traffic Ticket? New York Says, You Can't Drive

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A new study shows how New York's license suspension laws hit low-income people the hardest. 

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Private School At Harlem Church Accused of Abuse

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Former students of the school at Atlah World Missionary Church say they experienced psychological hardship and estrangement from their families.

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Legal Analysis of the Barr Hearing

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Legal analysis of the William Barr testimony before Congress so far.


New York City Could Face a Green Power Shortage

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The city's push for more renewable energy could outpace the industry's growth.


Weekly Music Roundup: Stormzy, Kelly Moran, and The Oddysy

Monday, April 29, 2019

New Sounds
Week of April 29: This week – musical returns for Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, and Stormzy. Plus new music by The Oddysy and Chuck D, Kelly Moran, and The Mystery Lights. 
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Justice and Journalism Thirty Years After the Central Park Jogger Case

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decades after the grisly case and wrongful convictions consumed New York City, have the media and law enforcement taken full responsibility?

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The 'Central Park Jogger' Case, 30 Years Later

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What the case shows about race and criminal justice in NYC, then and now.

The Queens Jogger Case Raises Concerns About Links Between Prosecutors and Judges

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Court watchers say a tight-knit culture connecting the DA's Office and the Queens Supreme Court raises questions about impartiality on the bench.

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