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
Politics Feb 25WATCH: Buttigieg vows to focus on diversity ahead of South Carolina
“It's so important for us to broaden that base in order to win. And in order to deserve to win,” Buttigieg told the PBS NewsHour in an interview.
Politics Feb 24WATCH: In South Carolina, Biden says he’ll ‘stay in this for the long haul’
After attending an African-American Baptist church in North Charleston on Sunday morning, Biden told the PBS NewsHour in an interview that he’s confident his support in South Carolina will hold, especially among African-Americans who make up 60 percent of the…
Politics Feb 13How 2020 Democrats are positioning themselves after New Hampshire
With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary over, 2020 Democrats are looking ahead to states including Nevada and North Carolina. The three senators still in the race, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, were back at work…
Politics Feb 11WATCH: Andrew Yang drops out of 2020 presidential race
The 45-year-old entrepreneur and first time presidential candidate had hoped his signature idea of giving every American adult a universal basic income of $1,000 a month would help lift him to the White House. However, while campaigning in the second…
Politics Jan 31Read Lev Parnas’ letter saying he has information relevant to Trump impeachment trial
Lev Parnas' attorney says the associate of Rudy Giuliani would like to share information with that is “directly relevant to the President's impeachment inquiry” and actions taken in Ukraine “on behalf of the President."…
Politics Jan 30Second video demonstrates Lev Parnas’ access to Trump
President Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he hardly knows Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But Thursday, Parnas’ attorney, Joseph Bondy, released a new video Bondy argues illustrates that Parnas had access to Trump multiple…
Nation Jan 25WATCH: Full video of Trump appearing to say Ukraine ambassador should be removed
Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, told the PBS NewsHour that Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was at the dinner with the president and several others when Trump said he wanted Yovanovitch out.
Politics Jan 25The strategy behind Team Trump’s impeachment defense
President Donald Trump’s legal team hopes to convince Republican senators to vote against having witnesses testify as part of the Senate impeachment trial.
Politics Jan 24Recording indicating Trump wanted to ‘get rid’ of Yovanovitch turned over to House
Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, told the PBS NewsHour on Friday that Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was at a dinner with the president and several others when Trump said he wanted Marie Yovanovitch…
Nation Dec 20Asylum seekers forced to remain in Mexico face daily threat of violence
According to the U.S. Immigration Policy Center, one in four asylum seekers forced by the Trump administration to remain in Mexico encounters violence there. Yamiche Alcindor looks at the risks they face as they wait out their cases in places…