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, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 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 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 Apr 08With Nielsen’s departure, Trump’s Cabinet becomes even less diverse
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Sunday raised new questions about the administration’s lack of diversity among its top advisers.
Politics Mar 20WATCH: ‘I personally have not seen evidence’ of white supremacist groups growing, Carson says
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour on Tuesday that he has not seen evidence that white supremacists groups reflect a growing threat.
Politics Feb 27Black Trump employee at Cohen hearing pushes back on Dems who say she was a ‘prop’
On an explosive day in Washington that saw President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer call him a racist and a con artist during a congressional hearing, one exchange between Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Michael Cohen stood out: The lawmaker…
Politics Feb 27See the check Michael Cohen says Trump signed as reimbursement payment
Michael Cohen, on Wednesday, plans to present at least one check showing that President Donald Trump personally reimbursed him for hush money payments made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, during the 2016 campaign in order…
Politics Feb 12The latest border security deal, explained
Here is exactly what’s in the compromise struck between the top Republicans and Democrats on the congressional appropriations committees, and how it looks from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Nation Jan 19Why Trump’s offer to end the shutdown is being called a ‘non-starter’
After the speech, White House officials pushed the offer as a “common sense compromise,” while Democratic lawmakers doubled down on their rejection.
Nation Dec 21How criminal justice overhaul will affect life for inmates
President Trump has signed a landmark criminal justice bill. The First Step Act increases judges' discretion on sentencing low-level offenders, provides incentives for prison rehabilitation programs and requires inmates to be located within 500 miles of family. As Yamiche Alcindor…
Arts Nov 194 lessons from Michelle Obama on being true to yourself
Becoming your best self means taking care of yourself, and other things Michelle Obama shared during her book tour stop in Washington, D.C.
Politics Oct 29Why Florida Democrats need young people and Puerto Rican voters to turn out this election
In the last two governors’ and presidential races, the winners in the state have been determined by razor-thin margins. This year, the results could hinge on the participation, or lack thereof, of three groups: retiree, young voters, and an influx…
Politics Oct 22Why Democrats think they could flip a reliably red district in California
Orange County, California is ground zero for Democrats hoping to pick up the Republican seats they need to control the House of Representatives. All four of the county’s Republican House members represent districts where Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Yamiche…