About Yamiche @yamiche
Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour; the moderator of Washington Week, the weekly public affairs show on PBS; 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
Education Oct 19How federal emergency aid helped offset costs for students in historically Black schools
The pandemic has posed unprecedented financial challenges for U.S. colleges and students. The federal government has provided more than $70 billion in relief. Over $3 billion specifically for historically Black colleges and universities and more than $1 billion to minority-serving…
World Oct 18Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti a jab at the U.S., expert says
A group of majority American missionaries in Haiti have not been heard from since their kidnapping over the weekend, a. As Yamiche Alcindor reports, there has been a growing number of abductions in Haiti, amid a number of crises there.
Economy Oct 13How Biden plans to combat ‘longstanding weaknesses’ in American supply chain
Combating the global supply chain delays that are negatively impacting the U.S. economy topped President Joe Biden's agenda Wednesday, as he promised new efforts to restore the supply chain and tame inflation. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports.
Politics Oct 11Trump renews claims of ‘rigged’ election in Iowa as he endorses 2022 Republican candidates
It was his first political rally in Iowa as a former president, but Donald Trump spent much of this weekend's visit spreading a dangerous message: Sowing doubt unjustifiably, once again, about last year's presidential election. Some of the state's most…
Politics Oct 08White House blocks Donald Trump from withholding documents on Jan. 6 attack
President Biden and White House officials on Friday formally blocked an attempt by former President Donald Trump to withhold documents from the House committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack.
World Oct 07Deportation to turmoiled Haiti an act of ‘violence’ against migrants, advocate says
Thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered at the border town of Del Rio, Texas in September hoping to gain asylum in the United States. While the migrants have been removed and the encampment cleared, the crisis is far from over.
Politics Oct 05Why Biden pitched infrastructure bill in Michigan amid congressional stalemate
President Joe Biden spoke in Michigan Tuesday on the need for his infrastructure and social spending plans, as negotiations over both bills are underway on Capitol Hill. Yamiche Alcindor talks to two leaders in the state about what Michiganders need…
World Sep 23U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns, citing ‘inhumane’ deportation of Haitians
“Our policy approach to Haïti remains deeply flawed, and my recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different from my own.”…
World Sep 21As Biden touts American democracy, here are the issues allies want U.S. to deliver on
President Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered his first speech to the United Nations as part of its annual general assembly. Biden touted diplomacy and the endurance of democracy as he faces tensions with old allies, and global challenges, like COVID…
Politics Sep 14Why Milley checked nuclear procedures, called China in final days of Trump presidency
Explosive new details about former President Donald Trump's actions around last year's election and the January insurrection have been revealed in a yet-to-be-released book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington Post. Judy Woodruff discusses them and the…