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:

Care Center Under Scrutiny After 10th Child Dies from Viral Outbreak

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Wanaque Center offers long term care to the state's sickest and most frail children. Ten have died from adenovirus, casting doubt on how it's run and regulated. 

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Unpacking Amazon's Incentives in New York

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The online retail giant is set to get billions from the city and state. Will taxpayers see a return on that investment?

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NY State Legislature Gears Up For Next Session, With New Leadership

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Charles Bradley, Smashing Pumpkins, and Jacob Banks

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Sounds
This week, posthumous music from Charles Bradley, Smashing Pumpkins are not dead yet, and a moving video from Jacob Banks.
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What Went Wrong on Election Day and How to Fix It

Friday, November 09, 2018

Many New Yorkers experienced chaos at the polls. Reformers and critics are laying out a path for how to improve it going forward.

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DOC NYC Returns with a Fresh Slate of Films

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The annual documentary festival features films on acting in the #MeToo era, New York City's most fascinating characters and a long-forgotten Aretha Franklin concert.

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Is Amazon Setting Up Shop in Queens? Maybe.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Rumor has it the online retail giant will put half of its second headquarters in Long Island City. But details are scarce.

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Monday, November 05, 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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10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

Thursday, November 01, 2018

As questions mount about how the virus spread at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, WNYC spoke with an infectious disease expert about how to control an outbreak.

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Newark Distributes Water Filters Amid High Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New data shows that Newark had elevated levels of lead in water tap samples, but officials insist water coming out of the reservoir is safe. 

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Bob Hugin Is Not a Trump Republican, Says Bob Hugin

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Republican challenger to Senator Bob Menendez is running on a pro gay rights, pro choice agenda — distancing himself from President Trump.

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Voters Weigh Mail Bombs, Political Division Before Midterms

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Residents of a contested district in Bay Ridge are split about how the recent terror threat will influence them on November 6. 

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How the #MeToo Movement Is Playing Out in Court

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

There are signs the justice system is slowly shifting to give more credence to alleged victims of sexual misconduct.

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Another Chance to Reform New York's Inane Property Tax System

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New York City's system has been blamed for raising rents, exacerbating income inequality, and even encouraging gentrification. And we've already tried to fix it once.

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The Year TV Started Thinking Outside the Box

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says producers and writers tried to make their shows reflect the changing reality of the times in 1968.

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Police Seek 12 in Proud Boys Brawl in Manhattan

Monday, October 15, 2018

The police are looking for nine members of the alt-right group and three anti-fascist protesters involved in the fight on the Upper East Side.

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Getting Beyond 'Respect Girls'

Monday, October 15, 2018

A year into the #MeToo Movement, New York Times journalist and author Peggy Orenstein talks about the conversations parents should have with their children.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Esperanza Spalding and Imogen Heap's 'Platform 9¾'

Monday, October 15, 2018

New Sounds
Week of October 15: This week, music for Harry Potter by Imogen Heap, a musical spell from Esperanza Spalding, a new immigrant song, and Derek Brown, the beatboxing sax player. 
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WNBA Loses Its Leadership at a Critical Moment

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fans say women's professional basketball has never been better. But can its leaders figure out how to fill seats?

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New York's Not as Transit Friendly as You Think

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.

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