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, 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 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…