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 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…
Politics Dec 022 months away from Iowa, Democratic race is still in flux
About two months remain before the first votes are cast in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates have been busy on the campaign trail, speaking to voters and launching new ads -- especially in Iowa, the first state to hold…
Politics Nov 12How lessons from the Mueller hearing will guide the impeachment hearings
Democrats will aim to retain more discipline and focus as they try to build their case.
Politics Nov 12How did we get here? A timeline of the Ukraine impeachment saga
The impeachment inquiry has moved quickly, with more than a dozen witnesses, nearly 2700 pages of testimony and, now, public hearings. But how did we get here? Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor take a look back at key events in…
Politics Nov 11How Rudy Giuliani went from ‘America’s mayor’ to Ukraine business broker
Mentioned frequently in transcripts from closed-door testimonies in the impeachment inquiry, Rudy Giuliani stands at the center of the saga over President Trump’s Ukraine policy. Giuliani is now the president’s personal lawyer, but he first entered the national spotlight as…
Politics Nov 08Despite ‘cease and desist’ letter, Trump calls for release of whistleblower’s name
Friday morning, Trump again called for the whistleblower to be identified and said the lawyers representing the whistleblower should be sued “maybe for treason.”…
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.