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:

Cardinal Hires Judge To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Former federal judge Barbara Jones said her investigation is already underway.

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Could Republicans Lose All of New Jersey?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the midterm battle for control of the U.S. Congress, every New Jersey Republican incumbent is vulnerable.

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The Literary Legacy of New York's Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, September 14, 2018

African-American author Zora Neale Hurston's, "Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo," is among hundreds of works being celebrated at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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Behind the Scenes of the IDC's Demise

Friday, September 14, 2018

A peek inside the campaign to bring down the Independent Democratic Conference.

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How LLCs Put Big Money in New York Politics

Friday, September 07, 2018

For over two decades, state law has allowed wealthy groups to anonymously inject huge sums of money into elections. And some politicians benefit more than others.

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1968: 50 Years Later

Friday, September 07, 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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Covering the 2018 Midterms: Your Activism, Energy and Questions

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

There's much at stake in September's New York state primary and November's midterm elections. WNYC is here to bring you stories about grassroots activism and to answer your questions.

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Former Director: To Fix NJ Transit, Wait for an Audit and Clean House

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Murphy blames Chris Christie for leaving the second largest commuter rail agency in the country in shambles. A former director of the agency agrees.

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NYPD Leader Breaks Down City's New Marijuana Enforcement Policy

Friday, August 31, 2018

The de Blasio Administration is relaxing its policy on low-level marijuana arrests even further.

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Cuomo Takes Himself Out of Contention for Presidential Race

Thursday, August 30, 2018

If you're keeping track of Democrats positioning themselves for a run for President in 2020, you can delete New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo name from the list.

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New York State Releases Semester of Campus Assault Data

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It's the first set of interim data from the 2015 "Enough is Enough" law, meant to crack down on campus sexual violence.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Tunde Olaniran, boygenius, and Moses Sumney

Monday, August 27, 2018

New Sounds
Week of August 27: This week, a Bill Withers Tribute, off-kilter pop from Tunde Olaniran, the debut of boygenius, Moses Sumney's EP, and world music orchestra, Bokanté.
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Has NYCHA Taken a Back Seat to de Blasio's Housing Program?

Friday, August 24, 2018

Critics of the de Blasio administration say efforts to fix the crisis-ridden NYCHA went largely ignored so the city could focus on expanding his signature affordable housing program.

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The Implications of the Manafort & Cohen Cases for POTUS

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

What the Paul Manafort conviction and the Michael Cohen plea deal could mean for President Trump.

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Is Cuomo to Blame for the Sins of His Associates?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

With four corruption convictions of state figures in the first half of this year alone, New York magazine contributing editor Chris Smith asks, "Can Cuomo make a comeback?"

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Opinion: The Cost of Battling With Jersey Shore Communities

Monday, August 20, 2018

Columnist Paul Mulshine suggests New Jersey end its costly fight with the shore community and use the money to deal with ongoing flooding in the Passaic River Basin.

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After More Than 40 Years, a Landmark Free Jazz Album is Back in Print

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Saxophonist Alan Braufman and his nephew, Nabil Ayers, talk about the origins of Valley of Search in a Canal Street loft and its legacy

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Schomburg Center Purchases "Lost" Malcolm X Chapters

Friday, July 27, 2018

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Unpublished pages from the "Autobiography of Malcom X" include explosive thoughts from the civil rights icon, and will soon be available to the public.

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In 'Gonads' Series Finale, WNYC's Radiolab Tackles Sex Education

Friday, July 27, 2018

In the last episode of the special series, host and producer Molly Webster walks listeners through the most awkward of conversations.

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Former Rapper Runs for Upstate Congressional Seat and His Opponent Notices

Monday, July 23, 2018

GOP incumbent John Faso is using his Democratic opponent's musical background as a line of attack. But it's not clear it's resonating with voters.

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