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
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…
Nation Aug 07WATCH: Dayton shooting witness recounts the moment gunfire rang out
Anthony Reynolds says this Saturday night should have been one he and his cousin looked back on fondly. Instead, he will remember terror and the distinct sounds of gunfire. He ran from the scene of a mass shooting that left…
Nation Aug 02In Ohio, do Republican voters care about Trump’s remarks on race?
President Trump prompted more controversy this week by insulting a lawmaker of color, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and his Maryland district. Trump called Baltimore “filthy” and “infested,” terms he has used before to refer to urban areas with majority black populations.
Politics Jul 16Top Senate Democrat announces support for reparations bill
“Racism is the poison of America,” Schumer said, adding "when a significant part of America is held back, all of America is held back.”…
Politics Jul 15Who is affected by Trump’s new rule for claiming asylum
The regulation would dramatically narrow who is eligible by specifically targeting immigrants who cross into the country from the southern border.
Nation Jul 12Why the legal marijuana industry is now struggling with diversity and inclusion
As marijuana legalization expands across the country, who is benefiting from the blossoming industry? In most cases, it is a very different population from that which has previously borne the brunt of marijuana criminalization. Millions are still dealing with scars…
Politics Jul 082020 field loses a contender as Swalwell drops out
As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates campaigned this weekend, issues of racial justice dominated the conversation. Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for controversial comments about working with segregationists, while several other hopefuls outlined plans to boost the economic position of…
Politics Jul 01After 1st debates, how 2020 Democrats positioned themselves on the campaign trail
After the first debates of the 2020 presidential campaign, candidates sought to build on their momentum or reposition themselves over the weekend. Sen. Kamala Harris fended off attacks from the Trump campaign, while other 2020 Democrats came to her defense.
Politics Jun 18With Florida rally, Trump aims for a 2020 campaign ‘reset’
Ahead of a Florida rally President Trump is calling the kickoff for his 2020 reelection campaign, live music, food trucks and Trump swag adjoined Orlando’s Amway Center. Some supporters waited in line overnight to get into the event. Meanwhile, undocumented…
Politics Jun 17Across the country, 2020 Democrats focus on race and poverty
Several candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination appeared at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, to discuss issues of poverty, race and inequality. Raising the minimum wage was a high-profile topic there, as well as at other campaign…