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, the White House Correspondents’ Association named Alcindor the recipient of the Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage. She 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. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and was named the organization’s "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 Aug 26Politics This Morning: What to expect from night 3 of the RNC
The second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention featured a pardon from President Donald Trump, a naturalization ceremony and speeches from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Rand Paul, Melania Trump and others. As day three of the RNC…
Politics Aug 24Politics This Morning: What to Expect from the RNC
The 2020 Republican National Convention kicks off Monday, August 24. Join the PBS NewsHour's Dan Bush and Yamiche Alcindor for a recap of the Democratic National Convention and everything you need to know about the RNC.
Nation Jul 23Trump says he’ll send federal agents to more cities — even though they don’t want them
President Trump is sending federal law enforcement into cities he claims are being overrun by violence -- even as local officials tell him the officers are not needed or welcome. Many of the agents are dressed in military-style gear that…
Nation Jul 20Trump announces return of coronavirus briefings amid ‘big flare-up’
With the novel coronavirus running rampant across much of the U.S., more states are facing a dilemma about whether to shut down again. In Washington, D.C., political leaders are confronting their own critical choices over a potential new round of…
Health Jul 15California virus cases are soaring. How 1 mayor is responding to the increase
California was one of the earliest states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- but now it’s struggling. More than 6,700 people are hospitalized statewide, and Tuesday saw over 140 deaths. As officials scramble to implement new restrictions, residents are…
Nation Jul 13As coronavirus surges, Trump and White House attack Fauci
Hospitals across the U.S. are facing a widespread surge of coronavirus patients as new infection records continue to be set. Given the rising case numbers, some officials are calling for a return to more restrictions on residents and businesses. Meanwhile,…
Health Jul 09Top U.S. health officials say states should pause reopening efforts
The rising number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. proves the pandemic is far from abating. New cases are setting single-day records in several states and declining in only two. While the nation’s top medical officials say states should pause…
Health Jul 08Despite virus surge, Trump pressures schools to resume in-person classes this fall
Politics Jul 02Trump insists on using racist language. Will that approach win him support?
At a moment the U.S. is facing crises on multiple fronts, President Trump continues to use language that sparks controversy and highlights the nation’s racial divides. He recently retweeted a video of a man chanting “white power” at a Florida…
Politics Jun 22What to expect from Gen Z voters in 2020 elections
Voters under age 25 are taking to the streets and to social media to express their opposition to President Trump. But will the political energy of Generation Z translate into votes for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic…