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:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The list comes amid the New Jersey Attorney General's statewide probe into clergy sex abuse in the state.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The utility placed a moratorium on new natural gas hook-ups next month in the southern part of the county.
Friday, February 08, 2019
The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Even subway conductors are sick of the odor.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A political candidate is under a fire after making unfounded remarks.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
The memo comes as federal prosecutors conduct a wide-ranging probe into the nonprofit that ran the inaugural.
Monday, February 04, 2019
This week, Billie Eilish and Omar Apollo: youth is served; The Mountain Goats offer an epic war story, and echoes of Ethiopia by Dexter Story. Plus, Better Oblivion Community Center.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Drawing connections between what the U.S. did in the 1940s and what's happening in America right now.
Monday, January 28, 2019
After more than decade in limbo, the bill is finally headed to the Governor's desk.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
While the MTA Board debates raising the cost of a single ride to $3, some transit experts argue the price of a swipe should be even higher.
Monday, January 21, 2019
This week, a big question from India.Arie, a 60s flashback, and a rapidly rising queer icon from South Africa. Plus, new music from Tanya Tagaq and Cinematic Orchestra.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
From its start as a 1930s jazz club to its revival in the 1980s.
Friday, January 04, 2019
The position will be replaced by a "director of digital audience development for sports."
Friday, December 28, 2018
We spent the year examining some of the most important events that happened in 1968 in the New York City region. Here's our summary.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Bots make up more than 40 percent of Internet traffic, and fake content is everywhere.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Landowners, environmental advocates and elected officials are pushing back against a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Week of Dec. 10: This week, Springsteen on Broadway; Deerhunter and Bibi Bourelly on the environment; plus Chromeo, and Toronto's MorMor.
Friday, December 07, 2018
An investigation by ProPublica and Frontline found many participants were not prepared for independent living.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.