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 Jan 25What’s in the White House’s latest immigration plan?
The proposal includes creating a $25 billion trust fund for a border wall system and border improvements, limiting the kinds of family members immigrants can sponsor to come to America, and eliminating the immigration visa lottery program, all top priorities…
Politics Jan 24NAACP Legal Defense Fund sues over Trump’s decision to rescind protected status for Haitians
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund says the the Department of Homeland Security took “irrational and discriminatory government action, denying Haitian immigrants their right to due process and equal protection under the Fifth Amendment.”…
Politics Jan 22It’s Day 3 of the government shutdown. Here’s where things stand
Senate lawmakers are negotiating a possible spending deal, as the government shutdown enters the third day on Monday. Here's a guide to the latest developments.
Nation Jan 13Exclusive: In open letter, Haitian-American diplomats say Trump’s comments caused ‘heartbreak and despair’
A group of Haitian-American diplomats working for the State Department have written an open letter expressing their frustration with comments by President Donald Trump.