About Yamiche @yamiche
Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, a role she began in January 2018. She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics as well as fatal police encounters.
Alcindor is also a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC often appearing on a number of shows including Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports, The Rachel Maddow Show, and Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
Previously, Alcindor worked as a national political reporter for The New York Times where she covered the presidential campaigns of Mr. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders as well as Congress. She also wrote about the impact of President Donald Trump's policies on working-class people and people of color.
Before joining The Times, she was a national breaking news reporter for USA Today and traveled across the country to cover stories including the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. and the police-related protests in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Md. Alcindor’s overall goal is to be a civil rights journalist and she was inspired by the late PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill.
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 has also been honored with the Ifill Next Generation Award by Simmons University and NextGen Leader Award by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance. In 2017, she won an award in a tribute to Ifill during Syracuse University's Toner Prize ceremony. NABJ also named Alcindor its "Emerging Journalist of the Year" in 2013.
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
Nation Feb 24With a history of abuse in American medicine, Black patients struggle for equal access
Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
Politics Feb 23Law enforcement officials testify on security failures during siege at U.S. Capitol
The men who were in charge of security during the U.S. Capitol assault told their stories in public on Tuesday for the first time. Their testimony at a Senate hearing was a tale of bad communications, bad intelligence and blame-laying.
Politics Feb 22Republican senators who voted to convict Trump face political peril at home
It is a time of political peril for the seven Republican senators who voted to convict the dominant figure of their party. State and local Republican parties have censured -- or are thinking about censuring -- several of those senators.
Politics Feb 12Trump’s defense rests its case in the Senate impeachment trial
Former President Trump's defense team rested their case Friday during his Senate impeachment trial after just a single afternoon, during which they argued his cause on factual, First Amendment and constitutional grounds. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff…
Politics Feb 11With a focus on intent, Democrats wrap up their case in Trump’s impeachment trial
Thursday was the second and final day for the House of Representatives to make their case against former President Trump for inciting an assault on the U.S. Capitol. Senators serving as the jury at his impeachment trial heard that the…
Politics Feb 10Opening arguments begin in Trump’s historic impeachment trial
Opening arguments officially got underway Wednesday in former President Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, as Democrats made their case on his role in inciting the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins and White House correspondent…
Politics Feb 05Congressional Democrats back blueprint for Biden’s relief plan
President Biden's plans to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package picked up some momentum Friday as Democrats in Congress approved a basic blueprint. While the measures don't have the force of law, lawmakers are expected to begin writing the details…
Politics Feb 02Biden rolls back Trump’s immigration policies with a raft of initiatives
President Biden is out with a raft of initiatives Tuesday directed at the U.S. southern border, and the man who will manage immigration policies, Alejandro Mayorkas, is joining his Cabinet after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as…
Politics Feb 01Biden looks to ramp up pandemic relief as Republicans press for smaller aid package
Negotiations over new action to stimulate the economy are moving into higher gear Monday. After releasing a $1.9 trillion aid plan last month, President Biden held a first meeting with Senate Republicans who are pushing an alternative plan. White House…
Politics Jan 22Biden aims to counteract the economic damage wrought by COVID-19
President Biden has now signed at least 29 executive actions in his first few days in office, many geared toward marshaling government resources to tackle the myriad issues brought on by the pandemic. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy…