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
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.
Politics May 09WATCH: Trump asks what to do about migrants crossing border. Rallygoer suggests ‘shoot them’
Trump smiled as the crowd cheered and laughed after a rallygoer suggested people should shoot migrants crossing the border.
Politics Apr 12White House considered sending immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities
It is not clear how many people the White House proposed releasing into sanctuary cities, but news of the proposal comes as Trump doubles down on his hardline immigration policies through personnel changes and new policy proposals.
Politics Apr 08With Nielsen’s departure, Trump’s Cabinet becomes even less diverse
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Sunday raised new questions about the administration’s lack of diversity among its top advisers.
Politics Mar 20WATCH: ‘I personally have not seen evidence’ of white supremacist groups growing, Carson says
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Tuesday that he has not seen evidence that white supremacists groups reflect a growing threat.
Politics Feb 27Black Trump employee at Cohen hearing pushes back on Dems who say she was a ‘prop’
On an explosive day in Washington that saw President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer call him a racist and a con artist during a congressional hearing, one exchange between Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Michael Cohen stood out: The lawmaker…
Politics Feb 27See the check Michael Cohen says Trump signed as reimbursement payment
Michael Cohen, on Wednesday, plans to present at least one check showing that President Donald Trump personally reimbursed him for hush money payments made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, during the 2016 campaign in order…
Politics Feb 12The latest border security deal, explained
Here is exactly what’s in the compromise struck between the top Republicans and Democrats on the congressional appropriations committees, and how it looks from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.