About Yamiche @yamiche
Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics as well as fatal police encounters. She is currently covering the administration of President Joe Biden and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Before that, she covered the administration of former President Donald Trump and the impact of his policies and rhetoric on vulnerable populations domestically and internationally. As a White House correspondent, she has covered a range of issues including the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on black people and communities of color, the protests following the death of George Floyd, and the consequences of former President Trump's immigration policies.
Previously, Alcindor worked as a national political reporter for The New York Times and a national breaking news reporter for USA Today. In 2020, Alcindor was named the recipient of RTDNA's John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, IWMF’s Gwen Ifill Award and the White House Correspondents' Association's Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and was named the organization's 2020 Journalist of the Year.
Alcindor earned a master's degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from New York University and a bachelor's in English, government and African American studies from Georgetown University. A native of Miami, Fla., Yamiche is married to a fellow journalist and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who met while attending Boston College.
Yamiche’s Recent Stories
World Apr 16Biden flip-flops on refugee policy after blowback for keeping Trump-era restrictions
Friday saw the Biden administration giving mixed messages on refugee admission. After receiving blowback for keeping the historically low refugee cap set by President Trump, the White House quickly reversed its position, and said it will move to lift them.
Nation Apr 14Medical witness for defense in Chauvin trial says Floyd’s manner of death ‘undetermined’
The defense team for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been making the case that George Floyd died for other reasons, and that Chauvin's kneeling on Floyd's neck was not the crucial factor. Today, the defense focused on that…
Nation Apr 13George Floyd’s brother: ‘People want to see change, they want to see justice’
The killings of Daunte Wright and George Floyd continue to reverberate, not only in Minnesota but around the U.S., on policing, use of force and race. Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's younger brother who took the stand Monday in former police…
Politics Apr 07How President Biden plans to make racial equity a part of his infrastructure package
President Biden said Wednesday he's open to compromise on how to pay for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package. The president is also making the case that racial justice should be part of the plan. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to…
Politics Apr 06Biden administration speeds up vaccination timeline, infrastructure plan may follow suit
President Joe Biden once again changed his vaccination goals Tuesday, shortening the timeline for all American adults to be eligible to get a vaccine. And, a Senate rule change may allow him to move forward on infrastructure without Republican support.
Nation Apr 02How hair discrimination impacts Black Americans in their personal lives and the workplace
Last month, Connecticut became one of a growing number of states to make race-based hair discrimination illegal. Yamiche Alcindor reports on how Black Americans often face discrimination because of the way they wear their hair, especially in school and at…
Arts Apr 01What Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ says about Black queerness
Rapper Lil Nas X is no stranger to commanding the spotlight. But his controversial new music video and marketing campaign are drawing the ire of conservatives and right-wing media, who are criticizing the depictions and allusions to Satan. The reactions…
Politics Mar 31Breaking down Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to give U.S. ‘innovative edge’
The Biden administration on Wednesday set in motion its next big campaign in congress: A $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild roads, bridges, power grids and other projects. The rollout came during President Joe Biden's visit to Pittsburgh today, and…
Nation Mar 30‘He was terrified:’ Witnesses offer emotional testimony about Floyd death in Chauvin case
The second day in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was emotional and tense. One eyewitness to the death of George Floyd told jurors in Minneapolis that Chauvin, who is charged with second and third degree murder and…
Nation Mar 29Derek Chauvin’s attorneys blame drugs, witnesses in George Floyd’s death
The murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin opened in Minneapolis with dramatic video of his fatal encounter with George Floyd. It showed Floyd pinned by Chauvin's knee on his neck - for nearly nine and a half minutes.