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, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 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 2017, she won an award in a tribute to Ifill during Syracuse University's Toner Prize ceremony. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and was named the organization’s "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 Aug 07WATCH: Dayton shooting witness recounts the moment gunfire rang out
Anthony Reynolds says this Saturday night should have been one he and his cousin looked back on fondly. Instead, he will remember terror and the distinct sounds of gunfire. He ran from the scene of a mass shooting that left…
Nation Aug 02In Ohio, do Republican voters care about Trump’s remarks on race?
President Trump prompted more controversy this week by insulting a lawmaker of color, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and his Maryland district. Trump called Baltimore “filthy” and “infested,” terms he has used before to refer to urban areas with majority black populations.
Politics Jul 16Top Senate Democrat announces support for reparations bill
“Racism is the poison of America,” Schumer said, adding "when a significant part of America is held back, all of America is held back.”…
Politics Jul 15Who is affected by Trump’s new rule for claiming asylum
The regulation would dramatically narrow who is eligible by specifically targeting immigrants who cross into the country from the southern border.
Nation Jul 12Why the legal marijuana industry is now struggling with diversity and inclusion
As marijuana legalization expands across the country, who is benefiting from the blossoming industry? In most cases, it is a very different population from that which has previously borne the brunt of marijuana criminalization. Millions are still dealing with scars…
Politics Jul 082020 field loses a contender as Swalwell drops out
As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates campaigned this weekend, issues of racial justice dominated the conversation. Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for controversial comments about working with segregationists, while several other hopefuls outlined plans to boost the economic position of…
Politics Jul 01After 1st debates, how 2020 Democrats positioned themselves on the campaign trail
After the first debates of the 2020 presidential campaign, candidates sought to build on their momentum or reposition themselves over the weekend. Sen. Kamala Harris fended off attacks from the Trump campaign, while other 2020 Democrats came to her defense.
Politics Jun 18With Florida rally, Trump aims for a 2020 campaign ‘reset’
Ahead of a Florida rally President Trump is calling the kickoff for his 2020 reelection campaign, live music, food trucks and Trump swag adjoined Orlando’s Amway Center. Some supporters waited in line overnight to get into the event. Meanwhile, undocumented…
Politics Jun 17Across the country, 2020 Democrats focus on race and poverty
Several candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, to discuss issues of poverty, race and inequality. Raising the minimum wage was a high-profile topic there, as well as at other campaign…
Politics May 16What’s in Trump’s immigration proposal
President Donald Trump's latest immigration plan would remake the family-based immigration system, and place a priority on skill-based visas, among other changes.