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 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.
Nation Jan 13Exclusive: In open letter, Haitian-American diplomats say Trump’s comments caused ‘heartbreak and despair’
A group of Haitian-American diplomats working for the State Department have written an open letter expressing their frustration with comments by President Donald Trump.