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, the White House Correspondents’ Association named Alcindor the recipient of the Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage. She 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. 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 Jul 02Trump insists on using racist language. Will that approach win him support?
At a moment the U.S. is facing crises on multiple fronts, President Trump continues to use language that sparks controversy and highlights the nation’s racial divides. He recently retweeted a video of a man chanting “white power” at a Florida…
Politics Jun 22What to expect from Gen Z voters in 2020 elections
Voters under age 25 are taking to the streets and to social media to express their opposition to President Trump. But will the political energy of Generation Z translate into votes for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic…
Nation Jun 19Tulsa’s Black residents mark Juneteenth holiday amid anxiety about Trump rally
The historic Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was known a century ago as “the Black Wall Street” for being among the most prosperous parts of the U.S. for Black Americans. But in 1921, a white mob murdered some 300 Black…
Nation Jun 14Trump executive order on police reform expected to include use of force guidelines, misconduct tracker, source says
Amid nationwide protests, the president's executive order is expected to include the creation of national standards for police use-of-force as well as for tracking police misconduct, according to a civil rights lawyer who plans to be at the signing and…
Politics Jun 12What’s in the Justice in Policing Act?
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, are hoping the demonstrations happening on the streets will yield changes to the law.
Nation Jun 06‘A very long, very loud existential scream’
Amid the largest pandemic in a century, we're also experiencing the biggest protest movement in a generation. In this episode, protesters in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., tell White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and Political Reporter Daniel Bush about why they’ve…
Nation Jun 01Death of George Floyd drives protests across the U.S. — and beyond
Cities across the U.S. are bracing for unrest as protests continue. Outrage over police killings of black victims, most recently that of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, has fueled demonstrations, and in some cases,…
Nation May 26What we know about George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody
Bystander video captured a white police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite the man’s pleas that he could not breathe.
Health May 21As 2.4 million file for unemployment, Trump insists economic recovery is near
As U.S. businesses prepare for gradual reopenings, the number of Americans filing for unemployment seems to be leveling off. Still, the Labor Department says more than 38 million people sought jobless benefits in the past nine weeks. But as he…
Health May 19As Fed plans new lending program, Senate is divided over coronavirus aid
President Trump joined a Republican Senate luncheon Tuesday, where he defended his reported use of controversial antimalarial medication hydroxychloroquine. He also said he would temporarily waive regulations that could complicate business openings or slow economic growth. Meanwhile, senators from the…