WNYC Names Jami Floyd New Host Of Evening Drive-Time Show All Things Considered
(New York, NY – August 24, 2015) – Starting today, Jami Floyd is WNYC’s new local host of All Things Considered (ATC), the acclaimed NPR evening drive-time news program.
Floyd, an award-winning broadcast journalist and legal analyst who has held roles on ABC, CBS, and Court TV, will be heard weekdays on WNYC from 4-8pm ET. She will expand the anchor role by lending her expertise across all WNYC platforms – radio, podcasting, social media and live events. In January 2016, she will once again serve as co-host of WNYC’s 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at The Apollo Theater.
Floyd is familiar to WNYC audiences from her years as a guest host and commentator on The Brian Lehrer Show and The Takeaway.
“I am delighted that Jami is joining the WNYC family in this new capacity,” said Jim Schachter, Vice President for News at WNYC. “She possesses an incredible breadth of experience, curiosity and reporting skills that will shine both in interviews from the anchor’s chair and original reporting. She’s street-smart and erudite, with a passionate interest in law and the justice system. We’re excited for the energy and fresh eyes she’s bringing to evening drive.”
“I grew up listening to WNYC, and have been so happy to be a part of its stellar news programming these past few years as a legal analyst and guest host,” said Jami Floyd. “I'm thrilled to have a chance to dig deeper into the big stories affecting New York City and the world, and to connect with the audience in a whole new way.”
In a career that spans two decades, Floyd’s journalism experience ranges 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 legal analyst for KPIX Radio in San Francisco during the OJ Simpson murder trial. Floyd then moved to local news reporting for KPIX-TV. In 1995, she moved to national programs on CBS News and later to ABC News in 1998, where she served for nearly a decade in various capacities including Law & Justice Correspondent – the youngest person ever to hold the post, and the only woman and African-American ever to do so. In that role, Floyd covered critical domestic issues such as the innocence movement, civil rights, the Supreme Court, the 2000 contested presidential election, and the 9/11 attacks from Ground Zero. In 2006, she launched her own program at Court TV, Jami Floyd: Best Defense, a daily live political and legal talk show, which enjoyed a five year run. Floyd has appeared as a commentator on many news outlets including Al Jazeera America, CNN, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS.
From its state-of-the-art studios in New York City, WNYC is reshaping audio for a new generation of listeners with groundbreaking, innovative radio programs and podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Death, Sex & Money and Note to Self,among others. With an urban vibrancy and a global perspective, WNYC is America's most listened-to public radio station and the home to an award-winning newsroom of 65 journalists.