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 Year TV Started Thinking Outside the Box

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NPR T.V. critic Eric Deggans says producers and writers tried to make their shows reflect the changing reality of the times in 1968.

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Police Seek 12 in Proud Boys Brawl in Manhattan

Monday, October 15, 2018

The police are looking for nine members of the alt-right group and three anti-fascist protesters involved in the fight on the Upper East Side.

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Getting Beyond 'Respect Girls'

Monday, October 15, 2018

A year into the #MeToo Movement, New York Times journalist and author Peggy Orenstein talks about the conversations parents should have with their children.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Esperanza Spalding and Imogen Heap's 'Platform 9¾'

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Week of October 15: This week, music for Harry Potter by Imogen Heap, a musical spell from Esperanza Spalding, a new immigrant song, and Derek Brown, the beatboxing sax player. 
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WNBA Loses Its Leadership at a Critical Moment

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fans say women's professional basketball has never been better. But can its leaders figure out how to fill seats?

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New York's Not as Transit Friendly as You Think

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.

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For the First Time in 14 Years, the Yankees and Red Sox Have a Postseason Face-Off

Friday, October 05, 2018

As New Yorkers prepared to cheer on the Bronx Bombers, team rivalries threatened to tear the WNYC Newsroom apart.

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From Weinstein to Kavanaugh: One Year of #MeToo

Friday, October 05, 2018

Women are often accused of being too emotional, tearful and angry. Now they're beginning to put their rage to work.

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At Season's Close, Citi Field's New Announcer Reflects on Her First Year at the Mic

Monday, October 01, 2018

Marysol Castro is the first woman and Latina to be a stadium announcer in all of Major League Baseball.

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Drafters of the 25th Amendment Say It's Not Meant to Be Dragged into Politics

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A dive into the 25th Amendment with two of the people who helped draft and pass it.

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Menendez Challenger Has Baggage as Well

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bob Hugin, the Republican running to unseat New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, often touts his record as a pharmaceutical executive. But the move could backfire on the campaign trail.

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Tuesday, September 25, 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.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Wolf Alice, Jeremy Dutcher, and The Most Perfect Album

Monday, September 24, 2018

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Week of Sept. 24: This week, surprise winners of the Mercury and Polaris Prizes, and more surprises from Joey Stylez and Macy Gray.
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Cardinal Hires Judge To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Former federal judge Barbara Jones said her investigation is already underway.

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Could Republicans Lose All of New Jersey?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the midterm battle for control of the U.S. Congress, every New Jersey Republican incumbent is vulnerable.

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The Literary Legacy of New York's Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, September 14, 2018

African-American author Zora Neale Hurston's, "Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo," is among hundreds of works being celebrated at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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Behind the Scenes of the IDC's Demise

Friday, September 14, 2018

A peek inside the campaign to bring down the Independent Democratic Conference.

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How LLCs Put Big Money in New York Politics

Friday, September 07, 2018

For over two decades, state law has allowed wealthy groups to anonymously inject huge sums of money into elections. And some politicians benefit more than others.

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Covering the 2018 Midterms: Your Activism, Energy and Questions

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

There's much at stake in September's New York state primary and November's midterm elections. WNYC is here to bring you stories about grassroots activism and to answer your questions.

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Former Director: To Fix NJ Transit, Wait for an Audit and Clean House

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Murphy blames Chris Christie for leaving the second largest commuter rail agency in the country in shambles. A former director of the agency agrees.

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