Jami Floyd

Host of "All Things Considered" & Legal Editor | WNYC News

Jami Floyd is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays. She is also the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. 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 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 Law School, when she was invited to appear on a prime time ABC special, "The Trouble with Lawyers." Following that appearance, she served as a legal analyst for KPIX Radio in San Francisco during the OJ Simpson murder trial. Jami then moved from law teaching to reporting for 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. 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 show at Court TV, “Jami Floyd: Best Defense,” a daily legal and political talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as an analyst 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. She was twice nominated for an TV News Emmy, once in 1999 for her coverage of the John Kennedy, Jr., plane crash and again in 2001, for her work at Ground Zero.  In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term.

In the course of her career, Jami has had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, and countless in-depth conversations with news makers. 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. Jami still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers to be her most meaningful.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

President Trump's History of Avoiding Legal Consequences

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WNYC
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says it dates back to the president's earliest days as areal estate broker.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Algiers, Myrkur, and Eminem

Monday, January 20, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Jan. 20: This week, new songs from Eminem and Algiers tackle modern problems; a new song from Lankum looks back at an old one. Plus, dark folk music by Myrkur. 
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Why Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A "Master Television Producer"

Friday, January 17, 2020

One of King's great skills was in creating dramatic moments to further the civil rights movement on television screens.

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Gov. Murphy Tries Again for a Millionaire's Tax

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Murphy used his State of the State address to renew calls for a millionaires tax, and to condemn the sexist culture of state politics.  

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Bridgegate Has Its Day in (Supreme) Court

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Former top aides to former NJ Gov. Chris Christie go before the high court in the hopes of having their convictions overturned.

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Bridgegate

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Supreme Court hears the final Bridgegate appeal

Former Students Make New Allegations Against Harlem Private School Described As a 'Cult'

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

More former students say they suffered psychological abuse and estrangement from their families at a Harlem private school run by Pastor James Manning. 

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Weinstein Goes to Trial

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces a sex crimes trial in Manhattan. WNYC's legal analyst Jami Floyd reports on the trial from the person whose alleged actions spurred #MeToo.

Weekly Music Roundup: Larkin Poe and Demaro

Monday, December 23, 2019

New Sounds
Week of Dec. 23: This week, Jamaican musician Demaro is ready to make a difference; Larkin Poe is ready to do laundry; James Blunt is ready for his close up.
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Jeff Van Drew's Defection to the GOP Has Everything to Do With Local New Jersey Politics

Friday, December 20, 2019

Van Drew didn't switch parties just because his South Jersey congressional district voted for Trump in 2016.

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Call-In Special: The House Votes to Impeach

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

After today's vote in the House, President Trump officially joins the small club of only two other U.S. Presidents to have been impeached by the House of Representatives.

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New Legislation Would Require Some Real Estate Developers TO Set Aside Apartments For Homeless

Friday, December 13, 2019

New York City's plan to address its ongoing homelessness crisis is getting a major boost.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Khruangbin with Leon Bridges and Marieme

Monday, December 09, 2019

This week, an unexpected collaboration from Leon Bridges and Khruangbin, big bright sounds from Marieme, and dark brooding ones from Bambara. Plus, Flying Lotus and rapper Denzel Curry.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Reggie Watts, Bonny Light Horseman, and Xenia Rubinos

Monday, November 25, 2019

New Sounds
This week, new songs from the creator of Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell, late night TV show bandleader Reggie Watts, the mercurial Beck. Plus, new music from Xenia Rubinos and Antibalas.
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New York City Created A Task Force To Study How It Uses Algorithms. Will It Make A Difference?

Monday, November 25, 2019

A critic says the de Blasio administration has failed to scrutinize its reliance on automated systems.

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New Yorkers Most Affected By Stop and Frisk React to Bloomberg's Apology

Monday, November 18, 2019

On Sunday, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed remorse for his administration's use of Stop and Frisk. For years, Bloomberg adamantly defended the police practice.

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Newsday Investigation Finds Widespread Housing Discrimination

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Long Island newspaper spent three years studying how real estate agents furthered racial segregation.

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Tommie Smith, John Carlos Inducted Into the Olympic Hall of Fame

Friday, November 15, 2019

The U.S. Olympic committee is changing its attitude toward two legendary sprinters who raised their gloved fists while receiving their medals 51 years ago.  

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Real Estate Industry, De Blasio Align Against Commercial Rent Control Proposal

Friday, November 15, 2019

A Brooklyn City Councilmember has introduced a bill for stores that would create a system equivalent to that of the city's residential rent regulation.

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Peter King's Problematic Legacy with American Muslims

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Often called a moderate, Congressman Peter King will leave Congress with accusations of demonizing Muslims.

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