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:

Storming Of The Gates: A Small Town With A Big Prison And A Bloody History

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Local residents in the town of Attica don't mind the stigma of the prison uprising that took place here 50 years ago, but they remain clear-eyed about what really happened. 

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Storming of the Gates: Prisoners' Right To "True Religious Freedom"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Prison officials didn’t recognize the Nation of Islam as a religious group. The Attica Uprising of 1971 changed that. 

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Storming of The Gates: 50 Years After Attica, Activists Are Still Fighting To End Coerced Prison Labor

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

One of the Attica prisoners’ key demands, ending forced labor, was never realized. 

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Storming of the Gates: Failed Negotiations and the Retaking of Attica

Monday, September 13, 2021

Gothamist
Fifty years ago this month, nearly 1,300 prisoners seized control of a large part of Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. The legacy of that event persists.

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Why We United After 9/11—But Less So For COVID

Friday, September 10, 2021

 Our sense of shared identities has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years.

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Chronic Illness Is Rising Among 9/11 First Responders—But Their Retirement Claims Keep Getting Denied

Friday, September 10, 2021

First responders who worked at Ground Zero frequently run into red tape as they develop health conditions such as cancer. 

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9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD | PART FIVE The Mayor

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Gothamist
"America's Mayor" was first and foremost a friend to the NYPD.

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Looking Back At The 1971 Attica Uprising: Three Witnesses

Thursday, September 09, 2021

WNYC
Three men who were incarcerated at Attica 50 years ago: Tyrone Larkins, Alhaji Sharif and Akil Shaquan recall moments from the uprising. 

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Looking Back At The 1971 Attica Uprising: What Set The Stage For The Deadly Riots

Thursday, September 09, 2021

WNYC
Professor Heather Ann Thompson walks us through the political chapters that led to the uprising.

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National Politics; Violence in City Jails; Policing Since 9/11; Terror and Psychology

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

National politics; Rikers Island violence; How 9/11 changed policing; The psychology of terrorist attacks

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Self-Harm Is Spiking In New York City Jails

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The rise started a few months into the pandemic, while many jail services and programs were not available.

9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD | PART ONE The Launch of The NYPD

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Gothamist
In the first installment of our series “9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD,” WNYC's Jim O'Grady finds the department has come a long way since its 17th-century origins.

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9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD | PART TWO The Rise of The NYPD

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Gothamist
Part Two of our series on "9/11 and the Rise of the 21st Century NYPD," examines the ways in which the NYPD transformed in the wake of the attacks.

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A Massacre Happened In New York City In The Summer Of 1863

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Gothamist
The true story of the 1863 Draft Riots is more about economic insecurity and white supremacy than it is about draft dodging.

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ENCORE: Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter "A"

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

WNYC
We remember Temitayo Fagbenle (1996 – 2021) with this encore presentation of her first Radio Rookies piece.

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Brooklyn DA Releases Thousands Of Internal Documents On NYPD Misconduct

Monday, August 02, 2021

The District Atorney released the records in response to a WNYC Freedom of Information Law request.

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Mayor Bill De Blasio And Other Top Officials Escape Judicial Inquiry Into Eric Garner’s Death

Friday, July 23, 2021

Gothamist
Judge Orders PBA President Pat Lynch and the Supervising Sergeant on the Scene at Garner’s Death to Testify

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The Hate-Crime Conundrum

Thursday, July 22, 2021

After 50 years of hate-crime legislation in the U.S., hate-motivated violence is once again on the rise. So where did we go wrong?

American Scholars of India Confront a Rise in Threats

Monday, July 19, 2021

Even scholars who live thousands of miles from India say their scholarship, or their defense of minority rights in India, puts them at risk.

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Remembering The Death Of Eric Garner After A Year Of Political Unrest

Friday, July 16, 2021

Saturday marks the 7th anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of NYPD officers on Staten Island. 

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