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, 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 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. NABJ also named Alcindor its "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 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.
Nation Jan 19Why Trump’s offer to end the shutdown is being called a ‘non-starter’
After the speech, White House officials pushed the offer as a “common sense compromise,” while Democratic lawmakers doubled down on their rejection.
Nation Dec 21How criminal justice overhaul will affect life for inmates
President Trump has signed a landmark criminal justice bill. The First Step Act increases judges' discretion on sentencing low-level offenders, provides incentives for prison rehabilitation programs and requires inmates to be located within 500 miles of family. As Yamiche Alcindor…
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…