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
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…
Politics Jan 21Biden begins his presidency with a flurry of executive orders
President Biden moved on a broad front Thursday to put his stamp on national policy, unveiling a number of new measures and pledging to confront the nation's public health crisis with COVID-19. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff…
Politics Jan 20Biden signs executive actions aimed at undoing Trump’s legacy
President Biden began his time in office by signing 17 executive actions, with plans to undo many of former President Trump's signature policies, like rejoining the Paris climate accord and beginning a national mask mandate on federal property. Biden's actions…
Politics Jan 19As Trump considers pardons, Democrats push for his impeachment trial
As Congress looked ahead to governing under President-elect Biden, President Trump was said to be considering a volley of potential pardons before he leaves office. And Democrats continued to figure out what an impeachment trial for the outgoing president may…
Nation Jan 18Biden plans executive actions to reverse signature Trump policies
President-elect Biden plans for a number of executive actions once in office, including issuing a federal mask mandate, extending a pause on federal student loan payments and interest, rejoining the Paris climate agreement and rescinding the travel ban on some…
Politics Jan 14Investigations intensify in the wake of the Capitol riot as inauguration approaches
The timing of a Senate impeachment trial for President Trump remains up in the air, as authorities investigate potential threats during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who is planning a nearly $2 trillion economic package to combat COVID-19 and…
Politics Jan 13How President Trump is reacting to his impeachment
President Trump on Wednesday became the first president in America history to be impeached twice. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the president reacted to his impeachment and how he may deal with a Senate trial should it…
Politics Jan 13After impeachment vote, Trump condemns violence in video release
Just after President Trump was impeached on Wednesday he released a video condemning violence, while also pushing back on what he called unfair censorship. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
Nation Jan 08What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked
On Jan. 6, for the first time in more than two centuries, Congress was attacked and overrun, this time by its own citizens. The PBS NewsHour's anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks to correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz and…
Politics Dec 30Biden team announces new staff picks, highlighting effort to ‘build an administration that looks like America’
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team plans to announce Wednesday a new slate of staffers for their incoming administration and to celebrate hitting their goal of 100 diverse appointments by the end of 2020.