Jami Floyd

Host of "All Things Considered" & Legal Editor | WNYC News

Jami Floyd is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. weekdays. She is also the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. 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 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 Law School, when she was invited to appear on a prime time ABC special, "The Trouble with Lawyers." Following that appearance, she served as a legal analyst for KPIX Radio in San Francisco during the OJ Simpson murder trial. Jami then moved from law teaching to reporting for 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. 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 show at Court TV, “Jami Floyd: Best Defense,” a daily legal and political talk show, which enjoyed a five-year run. Over the years, she has appeared as an analyst 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. She was twice nominated for an TV News Emmy, once in 1999 for her coverage of the John Kennedy, Jr., plane crash and again in 2001, for her work at Ground Zero.  In September 2015, she was named a Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities, for a two year term.

In the course of her career, Jami has had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, and countless in-depth conversations with news makers. 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. Jami still considers her interview with Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers to be her most meaningful.

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Church Leaders Find What It Means To Lead A Congregation in Isolation

Friday, March 27, 2020

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Pastor John Flack leads a Lutheran church in Washington Heights. He is re-adjusting his sermon for Easter Sunday now that his congregation is meeting remotely.

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NJ Hospitals Prepare For Surge In COVID-19 Patients

Thursday, March 26, 2020

New Jersey has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Hospitals say they’re in dire need of equipment and are worried about staffing shortages.

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A Record Number Of People Lost Their Jobs Due To COVID-19. Here's How The Federal Stimulus Bill Could Help.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The federal aid package making its way through Congress includes unprecedented unemployment benefits.

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Calls Intensify to Release City Jail Inmates Due to Spread of Virus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New York City is releasing small numbers of inmates from its jails, but it's not enough according to advocates and even some medical staff at Rikers Island. 

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"This Is Really Happening": NYC Healthcare Workers Describe Supply And Staff Shortages As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

“Everything is being rationed,” said one nurse in a Queens hospital said.

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In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”

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Fact-Checking Mike Bloomberg

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

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The Democratic presidential candidate has been forced to defend the policies of the NYPD under his watch on the national stage. 

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Court Roundup: Abortion Access, Asylum Rights & ObamaCare

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Jami Floyd, WNYC legal editor, break downs the big Supreme Court news this week.

Weekly Music Roundup: Christine and the Queens and Zeshan B

Monday, March 02, 2020

New Sounds
This week, Gorillaz meets Fatoumata Diawara; celebrating Brown Power with Zeshan B, Christine and the Queens unveil a surprise new EP, and the long-delayed return of Aksak Maboul.
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Report Says HOME-STAT Program Is Causing Confusion

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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According to the homeless advocacy group, Human.NYC, found that many street homeless people need to be seen numerous times before receiving assistance. 

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New Jersey Governor Says State Is Preparing for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WNYC
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy outlines how the state is preparing for the coronavirus. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Yves Tumor and Amanda Palmer

Monday, February 24, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Feb. 24: This week, a crisis response from Amanda Palmer, a warning from Lanterns On The Lake, a reassurance from Dan Deacon, and arresting, slinky, demonic funk from Yves Tumor.
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As New Jersey State Staffers and Legislators Talk About #MeToo Stories, Former Senate Majority Leader Comes Forward

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Former New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader former Barbara Buono shares her experience with sexual harassment in politics. 

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The Docket: The Harvey Weinstein Trial And Why It Is So Difficult To Prosecute Sexual Assault

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dozens of accusations against Weinstein helped launch the #MeToo Movement, but prosecuting him for those charges of rape and sexual assault is a different story.

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When a Young Teenager Is Charged With Murder

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jami Floyd, WNYC's legal editor and host of All Things Considered, offers legal analysis of both the Tessa Majors murder case and the Harvey Weinstein trial.

What New York Can Learn From New Jersey's Bail Reform Law

Monday, February 17, 2020

After three years, some criminal justice reform advocates call New Jersey's bail reform law a success story.

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A Brooklyn Artist Explores The Different Ways Women Are Harassed On The Street

Friday, February 14, 2020

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"Stop Telling Women to Smile" tackles street harassment through art and interviews. 

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Former Prosecutor: Justice Department's Roger Stone Intervention Is Troubling

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A former New Jersey Attorney General called the turn of events a troubling sign of the department's politicization.

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Jami Floyd on the Roger Stone Sentencing Controversy

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jami Floyd, WNYC host of 'All Things Considered' and legal editor in the newsroom, on the latest Roger Stone controversy. 

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Despite No Cases in NYC, Chinatown Businesses Suffer Amid Coronavirus Scare

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Chinatown leaders and shop owners are begging New Yorkers to patronize their restaurants and shops after a weeks-long lull in business.

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