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
Arts Nov 194 lessons from Michelle Obama on being true to yourself
Becoming your best self means taking care of yourself, and other things Michelle Obama shared during her book tour stop in Washington, D.C.
Politics Oct 29Why Florida Democrats need young people and Puerto Rican voters to turn out this election
In the last two governors’ and presidential races, the winners in the state have been determined by razor-thin margins. This year, the results could hinge on the participation, or lack thereof, of three groups: retiree, young voters, and an influx…
Politics Oct 22Why Democrats think they could flip a reliably red district in California
Orange County, California is ground zero for Democrats hoping to pick up the Republican seats they need to control the House of Representatives. All four of the county’s Republican House members represent districts where Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Yamiche…
Politics Sep 28Has Trump thought about a replacement for Kavanaugh? ‘Not even a little bit,’ the president says
When asked by reporters whether he would consider a replacement for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said "Not even a little bit."…
Politics Sep 26Trump says leaders at UN laughed with him, not at him: ‘We had fun’
President Donald Trump held a news conference Wednesday in New York, during which he addressed the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as well as his own accusations of misconduct. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked Trump about the…
Nation Sep 21Deported father reunited with daughter in Honduras after 3-month separation
On Friday, U.S. officials flew Marianita back to Honduras, where her family welcomed her home.
Politics Aug 22How are Republicans and Democrats reacting to Cohen and Manafort charges?
Fallout continued today after a guilty plea and a guilty verdict for two men with close ties to President Trump in federal court on a combined 16 counts, ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations. Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins…
Politics Aug 22Michael Cohen has evidence Trump committed a crime, lawyer says
Lanny Davis, an attorney for Cohen, said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Wednesday morning that his client had agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors and share whatever he knows about the campaign’s dealings with Russia.
Politics Aug 20Immigration is on voters’ minds in key Nevada Senate race
Many consider Nevada's Sen. Dean Heller the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate this fall. President Trump has loomed large in the race, but public support for Trump there has been sliding, and the state went for the Democrat in…
Politics Aug 06Trump’s latest justification of 2016 meeting sets off flurry of new questions
President Trump offered a new reason for a controversial June 2016 meeting that has become a central question of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election. The president tweeted on Sunday that the meeting was "to…