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 May 17Giuliani: A Trump-Mueller interview ‘looks more hopeful’
Giuliani told the PBS NewsHour Thursday that Mueller’s team and the president’s lawyers have been working together to narrow the scope of questions Mr. Trump would answer if he did sit down for an interview.
Politics May 16Giuliani: Mueller’s team told Trump attorneys it can’t indict a sitting president
Giuliani, in a text to the PBS NewsHour, said Mueller’s team told the president’s lawyers about their conclusion two weeks ago.
Politics Apr 10Trump anger over FBI raids sparks speculation of Mueller firing
According to the White House, President Trump believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller after the FBI raided Trump's personal lawyer based on information from the special counsel's team. It's widely reported that the FBI seized thousands of…
Politics Mar 23WATCH: Trump says he signed $1.3 trillion spending bill ‘as a matter of national security’
President Donald Trump is expected to speak to the press at 1 p.m. ET Friday. Watch her remarks here.
Politics Feb 22WATCH: White House says Trump doesn’t ‘expect to agree with the NRA on every single issue’
“He is going to want support from Democrats and Republicans,” Raj Shah said of the president. “He is going to provide political cover for those who are willing to take leadership roles.”…
Politics Feb 02We annotated the full Nunes memo on the Russia probe
Despite the partisan fight over its release, the memo also contains some information about the FBI’s work that was not previously made public. Here’s an annotated version of the memo, with analysis and context provided by PBS NewsHour staff.
Politics Jan 30Trump says it will be hard to unify country without a ‘major event’
President Donald Trump called for unity in an interview with broadcast journalists ahead of his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
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.