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:

Weekly Music Roundup: IDLES, J.S. Ondara, and Kaki King

Monday, May 25, 2020

New Sounds
This week, quarantine messages from punk band IDLES, guitarists J.S. Ondara and Kaki King, along with new music from country star Margo Price, and from violinist Owen Pallett. 
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The Ins And Outs of New York's Contact Tracing Programs

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Contact tracing is crucial to the governor’s plan to gradually reopen the state.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney, OK Go, and Moby

Monday, May 18, 2020

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This week, subversive brilliance from Moses Sumney, an OK Go video from quarantine, and melancholy techno from Moby. Plus, Kamasi Washington's score for Michelle Obama's 'Becoming.'
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New York City's Deputy Mayor For Health And Human Services On The COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

Dr. Raul Perea-Henze is overseeing New York City's response to the novel coronavirus.

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NJ Takes Next Steps Towards Reopening

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy says nonessential businesses will be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup starting next week, and nonessential construction projects can restart statewide.

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With More Releases From Rikers Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, What’s The Real Impact On Crime?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

After the city and state started releasing people from jail in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the NYPD says about 8 percent of those who were let out were arrested again.

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Mental Health Providers Meet Surge in Anxiety

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Mental health providers who work in low-income communities are losing revenue and spending more in technology as anxiety surges.

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Richard Hake Remembered By Fellow WNYC Host And Deskmate Jami Floyd

Friday, May 01, 2020

For years, Jami Floyd sat next to her late colleague, Richard Hake.

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Black-Owned Small Businesses Face Long Odds To Stay Afloat Amid Shutdown

Friday, May 01, 2020

A month after the government rolled out emergency loans for small businesses, watchdogs continue to raise concerns that black- and minority-owned establishments are being left out.

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Police Commissioner Talks Social Distancing Enforcement and Reflects on NYPD Deaths

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A day after officers were called to break up a funeral that drew thousands, Commissioner Dermot Shea talks to WNYC about enforcement at a time when officers are getting sick. 

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New York And New Jersey Float Plans To Begin Reopening

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Governors Cuomo and Murphy have released plans to reopen their states as the growth in COVID-19 cases continues to decline.

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Banks Give Wealthier Clients Preference In Government Loan Program

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Some of the country's largest private banks gave their wealthiest clients preferential treatment to secure small business loans. 

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The Docket: Big Tech, COVID-19, And The Constitution

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Companies like Apple and Google are working on ways to help public health officials track the coronavirus' spread, but it raises questions about the 4th Amendment.

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Testing, Testing: Where We Stand on Detecting The Virus And The People Who've Recovered

Monday, April 20, 2020

There are different tests and different populations that need to be tested depending on what the goal is. We clear up the confusion. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Fiona Apple, July Talk, and Alex Winston

Monday, April 20, 2020

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Week of April 20: This week, many (happy?) returns! Comeback music from Fiona Apple, Alex Winston, and The Airborne Toxic Event.
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Coronavirus Is Decimating NYC Nursing Home Populations, State Data Shows

Friday, April 17, 2020

"Every death is heartbreaking," a doctor at one Bronx facility said. 

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You Have Questions About Remote Learning. We Have Answers.

Friday, April 17, 2020

New York City public school parents say remote learning has been stressful, and confusing. We're providing as many answers as we can.

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The Supreme Court to Resume, Remotely

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Supreme Court will resume hearing oral arguments on May 4, "by telephone conference" -- what cases and what the Wisconsin primary decision might signal for voting issues in November.

Tracking Inequality Among Covid-19 Patients

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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The richer neighborhoods in Manhattan have the lowest per capita rates of COVID infection. Poorer neighborhoods have the highest rates.

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ICE Quietly Releases Hundreds of Local Immigrants As COVID-19 Tears Through Jails

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

It may be off brand, but ICE is releasing hundreds of local immigrants due to the coronavirus.

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