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:

The Mystery of President Trump's Relationship With Putin

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The president's one-on-one meeting with the Russian leader has prompted a fresh round of questions about Donald Trump's business ties to the former Soviet Union.

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Allegations Against Former Newark Archbishop Went Unexamined: Report

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The New York Times reports that between 1994 and 2008, American bishops received multiple reports about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick acting inappropriately with adult seminary students. 

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Migrant Families in Limbo as Trump Misses First Reunification Deadline

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A few of the young children who were supposed to be reunited with their families by today are in New York, but officials won't say how many.

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New Jersey Could Give $5 Million To Support Local Journalism

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Legislation establishing the nonprofit New Jersey Civic Information Consortium is awaiting a signature from Gov. Phil Murphy.

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The Morning After Trump's SCOTUS Nomination

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jami Floyd, host of WNYC's All Things Considered and legal analyst, and Elana Schor, congressional reporter for POLITICO, discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nomination.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Mitra Sumara, Future, and "The Immigrants"

Monday, July 09, 2018

New Sounds
Week of July 9: This week: rollicking Farsi funk, a melancholy Future, Kate Bush looks to the past, and "The Immigrants." 
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Are the Democratic Socialists of America Truly On the Rise After Ocasio-Cortez Win?

Friday, July 06, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory in the Democratic primary over longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley was also the latest boost for the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Asian-American New Yorkers Rally in Opposition to Reform of Elite Specialized High Schools

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mayor de Blasio has triggered an outcry from New York's Asian-American community when he unveiled a proposal to change the city’s specialized high school admissions policy.

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New York's Abortion Laws Aren't as Strong as You Might Think

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

While political leaders tout the state's progressive streak, its laws on abortion are straight out of the 1970s.

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New Jersey's New Budget Hikes Taxes on the Rich & Corporations, Offers Some Tax Breaks

Monday, July 02, 2018

After weeks of heated negotiations, state Democrats settled on a deal with Gov. Phil Murphy, avoiding a government shutdown.

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Mom Separated From Kids At U.S. Border Heads to New York to Reunite With Them

Friday, June 29, 2018

Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia was released on bond from an Immigration and Customs detention center in Arizona on Thursday.

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'This Is My Second Chance': Manhattan Expands Alternative Justice Program

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A program that diverts first-time offenders from the criminal justice system will now be accessible to certain adults across Manhattan.

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After Justice Kennedy

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WNYC's Jami Floyd and More Perfect's Elie Mystal talk about the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy, his impact, and what'll happen in the Senate when a nominee is designated.

The New York Case That Brought Down FIFA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A new book looks at the federal bribery case against the most powerful men in the soccer world, and how a Queens man was the key to their downfall

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SCOTUS Finale

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jami Floyd reviews the Supreme Court’s Janus decision and looks back at this term as a whole.

SCOTUS Decisions: Travel Ban

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Supreme Court rules that Trump's travel ban in constitutional.

Push to Reunite Children Taken From Mother Begins for One Immigration Attorney

Monday, June 25, 2018

A lawyer finally connects with his detained client about her children in a New York foster agency, while hundreds of other children sent to the city remain in limbo.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Conscious Hip-Hop and Aging Rockers

Monday, June 25, 2018

New Sounds
This week, Paul McCartney's new release, new rock from Shakey Graves, a collaboration between Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams, and PEOPLE announce their lineup
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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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