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:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Philipsburg Manor near Sleepy Hollow is highlighting its history as home to dozens of enslaved people.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
What the Chanel Lewis case can teach us about how police use DNA evidence — and the legal questions that can arise.
Monday, June 10, 2019
How does Linda Fairstein's character in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us" compare to her real-life role in the Central Park jogger case?
Monday, June 10, 2019
This week, a tribute to the Queen of Salsa from Angélique Kidjo, a new album from Santana, romance and menace by Bat for Lashes, and the return of queer punk icons Team Dresch.
Friday, June 07, 2019
What happens when they see us?
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller breaks his silence after more than two years.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Gov. Murphy wants a millionaires tax. Senate President Sweeney wants pension reform. As their strained relationship hits a new low, how will the two sides reach a budget deal?
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mayor de Blasio has been generous to libraries. Now he wants to pull back — a little.
Friday, May 17, 2019
De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Lehrer has been speaking with Mayor de Blasio every Friday for the past three years.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Week of May 13: This week, looking back to the 70s with Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire, Lila Downs, and Doomsquad. Plus Flying Lotus teams up with Anderson .Paak, and more.
Friday, May 10, 2019
The city's first ever system assessment identified a "lack of institutional ownership" for solving youth homelessness.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
A new study shows how New York's license suspension laws hit low-income people the hardest.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Former students of the school at Atlah World Missionary Church say they experienced psychological hardship and estrangement from their families.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Legal analysis of the William Barr testimony before Congress so far.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The city's push for more renewable energy could outpace the industry's growth.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Week of April 29: This week – musical returns for Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, and Stormzy. Plus new music by The Oddysy and Chuck D, Kelly Moran, and The Mystery Lights.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Decades after the grisly case and wrongful convictions consumed New York City, have the media and law enforcement taken full responsibility?
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
What the case shows about race and criminal justice in NYC, then and now.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Court watchers say a tight-knit culture connecting the DA's Office and the Queens Supreme Court raises questions about impartiality on the bench.