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
Arts Nov 06Attorney Ben Crump on Trayvon Martin, racial hypocrisy and signs of progress
Since 2012, the families of several unarmed young American black men shot to death by police in high-profile incidents have turned to civil rights attorney Ben Crump in pursuit of justice. Crump has now written a book arguing these killings…
Politics Oct 28House voting to impeach Trump not a ‘foregone conclusion,’ Pence says
Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview on Monday with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, fiercely defended President Trump against allegations that it was inappropriate to discuss with the leader of Ukraine the possibility of investigating Joe…
Politics Oct 28House will hold a formal vote on impeachment proceedings this week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the resolution will establish impeachment hearing procedures and outline due process rights for President Donald Trump.
Nation Oct 27John Conyers, longest serving African American in Congress, dies at the age of 90
Former Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving black member of Congress and founder of the Black Caucus, has died. The Detroit Democrat was 90.
Politics Oct 15Giuliani tells NewsHour his work in Ukraine is ‘intertwined’ with work as Trump’s personal attorney
The subpoena is for information related to Guiliani’s work in Ukraine and allegations that he helped pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Politics Sep 27How South Carolina’s black voters feel about 2020 Democrats
South Carolina’s primary marks an early and critical test of support from black voters, which is why 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have already held more than 400 events in the Palmetto State. Yamiche Alcindor reports on how the contenders are…
Politics Sep 24What spurred House Democrats to ramp up impeachment efforts?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced an official impeachment inquiry -- but what exactly ramped up Democrats’ political momentum toward impeachment? And what's next for President Trump and Republicans? Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join William Brangham for a…
Nation Sep 12House Judiciary Committee sets out rules for impeachment investigations
On Capitol Hill, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are emphasizing that impeaching President Trump is still a real possibility. In a party line vote, the committee passed a resolution setting rules for future impeachment investigation hearings, with Chair Jerry…
Politics Sep 12Why the man Trump once called ‘my African American’ is leaving the GOP
After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Gregory Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in the U.S.
Nation Aug 09Ferguson residents have turned anger into action — but say some wounds won’t heal
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the deadly Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. by a white police officer. Protesters gathered in Ferguson after the incident to voice outrage, but the officer was never charged. Since then, activists…