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:

Hundreds of Immigrant Children in New York Are in Need of Lawyers

Friday, June 22, 2018

It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border

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In New Jersey, A Crisis of Legal Help for Unaccompanied Minors

Friday, June 22, 2018

More than 7,000 unaccompanied minors have migrated to the Garden State in recent years and most live in limbo —unable to get legal help to make their case in court.

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'They're Not Even Part of a System,' Attorney For Three Migrant Kids in NYC Says

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The children were separated from their mother at the U.S. border a month ago and have been in New York ever since.

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Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and America's Unfinished Conversation on Race

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael Eric Dyson discusses RFK and Baldwin's complicated relationship, and what it says about today's America.

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Jersey City Politics, Unraveled

Friday, June 15, 2018

It's been anything but chill, politically speaking, in Chilltown.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lost John Coltrane and Hungry March Band

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Sounds
Week of June 11: This week, a lost album by John Coltrane, a new Superfly soundtrack, and a Hungry March Band premiere.
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Accused of Neglect, City to Spend $2 Billion on Public Housing

Monday, June 11, 2018

New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that NYCHA has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats.

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Saying Goodbye to 'Bobby': RFK's Funeral at St. Patrick's

Friday, June 08, 2018

He was accused of being a carpet-bagger, but New Yorkers loved him anyway.

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Revisiting the 1998 World Cup and the U.S. Men's Team's Legacy of Failure

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Why the U.S. Men's soccer team imploded in the 1998 World Cup...and how the Women's team helped saved the sport in the nascent American market.

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Shades of Love: Color, Parenting and Telling Our Kids the Truth about Race

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Join Jami Floyd as she talks to Elie Mystal, Alex Barnett, and Veronica Jordan about how they navigate conversations about race with their partners and multiracial children. 

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One Garbage Hauler's Dirty Business

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The death of an off-the-books worker reveals lax safety rules, disregard for workers' rights and deep political connections

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All Eyes on New Jersey's Congressional Primary

Monday, June 04, 2018

Every seat in New Jersey's delegation to the House of Representatives is up for re-election. 

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Behind de Blasio's 11th Hour Bid to Diversify Elite High Schools

Monday, June 04, 2018

The mayor is asking the state legislature to change the way students are admitted to Stuyvesant and other top schools, but Cuomo says the proposal will fail.

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Courting Fame and Vulnerability: The Shooting of Andy Warhol

Friday, June 01, 2018

Andy Warhol spent years building his celebrity persona and challenging artistic norms. Then he got shot.

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Puerto Rico Power Grid "Teetering" Despite $3.8 Billion Repair Job

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The island's power system remains in critical condition on the eve of a new hurricane season.

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Harvey Weinstein's Prosecution and When #MeToo Makes It to Court

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suzanne Goldberg, the director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, says the #MeToo movement has shifted the "tradition of disbelief toward women."

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New York Bookies Ponder Their Future on Eve of Legalized Sports Gambling

Friday, May 25, 2018

Will legal betting at racetracks and casinos—or on your phone—put your local bookie out of business?

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MTA's New Plan Wins Praise, but has Many Unknowns

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The head of New York City Transit released his plan for modernizing the MTA Wednesday morning. By the evening, the funding debate erupted.

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MTA Chairman Joe Lhota. Three Jobs. One Man. Many Potential Conflicts of Interest.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MTA Chair and CEO Joe Lhota reportedly made $2.5 million, for jobs that weren't related to the subways.

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N.Y.'s Acting Attorney General Hopes To Stay On As Interim

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New York's acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood doesn't plan to run for the office in November, but she'd like to stay on until then.

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