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:

Weekly Music Roundup: The Hold Steady, Ala.Ni, Ikebe Shakedown

Monday, August 19, 2019

Week of Aug. 19: This week, The Hold Steady channels Led Zeppelin; the singer Ala.Ni celebrates our differences; and another lost album by John Coltrane is found.
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In '1619' Project, the Times Puts Slavery Front and Center of the American Experience

Friday, August 16, 2019

For the largest editorial initiative in the newspaper's history, the country was born the day the first slave ship came in.

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Fifty Years Ago, 'Black Woodstock' Happened Weekly in Harlem

Thursday, August 15, 2019

In 1969, some of music's most iconic artists played free summer concerts in Mount Morris Park. Unlike the festival to the north, it's been largely overlooked. So let's rediscover it.

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New York City Council Member from El Paso Shaken by Mass Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2019

Councilman Carlos Menchaca was born and raised in the border city and still has family there.

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Weekly Music Roundup: HAIM, Dizraeli, and Penguin Café

Monday, August 05, 2019

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Week of Aug. 5: This week, HAIM celebrates summer, songs about penguins by Penguin Café, the decidedly NOT-punk IDLES, and a band whose name means 'remove worry.'
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Changing the Rules of New York City: A Guide to the 2019 Charter Review

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A slew of proposals could dramatically change the way the city operates. Let's dig in. 

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HUD Administrator Skeptical of HUD's Immigrant Rule

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'

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Weekly Music Roundup: Wilco, Resavoir, and Beyoncé

Monday, July 22, 2019

New Sounds
Week of July 22: This week, sounds from West Africa, and Chicago, courtesy of Beyoncé, Wilco, and more, and music from Senegal by Shaheed & Dixa, Featuring Marieme.
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Five Years Since Garner's Death, Has the NYPD Changed?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

No police officers have been charged in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But NYPD leadership says many of its strategies for policing has evolved. 

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The Docket: The Chokehold, Five Years Later

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Five years after Eric Garner's death on Staten Island triggered nationwide protests, a criminal justice reform advocate and former prosecutor talks policing communities of color.

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New York City's Top Cop Details New Suicide Prevention Plan

Friday, July 12, 2019

After four police officers killed themselves in June, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says the department needs to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges in the force.

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The Mysterious Wealth of Jeffrey Epstein, and What He Did With It

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Lots of questions about how Jeffrey Epstein — the financier indicted on federal child sex trafficking charges — made his apparent wealth remain unanswered. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Frank Turner, Tanya Tucker, and Vanessa Wagner

Monday, July 08, 2019

New Sounds
Week of July 8: A spooky summer soundtrack from Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak, a celebration of women in history by Frank Turner, and the return of country outlaw Tanya Tucker.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Lucy Dacus, San Fermin, and Fantastic Negrito

Monday, July 01, 2019

New Sounds
Week of July 1: This week, a “holiday” song from Lucy Dacus, some avant-pop from San Fermin, a trippy musical trip out west, and a new video from Grammy-winning Fantastic Negrito. 
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The Docket: How 30 Years of COPS Has Shaped America's View of Policing

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dan Taberski, host of the podcast "Running From COPS," takes us through the legal complications and social impact of COPS.

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SCOTUS Wrap-Up with Jami Floyd: No Citizenship Question on the Census, for Now

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Plus, what it means that the Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is beyond their reach. 

Another SCOTUS Update with Jami Floyd

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

What cases will the courts decide tomorrow?

What the Supreme Court Ruling on a Memorial Cross Means For Separation Of Church And State

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Supreme Court ruled that a war memorial cross can stay on public land. Jami Floyd, WNYC's host of All Things Considered and legal analyst, breaks down what that means. 

SCOTUS Update with Jami Floyd

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jami Floyd with analysis on today's SCOTUS opinions.

'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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