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 Aug 20Immigration is on voters’ minds in key Nevada Senate race
Many consider Nevada's Sen. Dean Heller the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate this fall. President Trump has loomed large in the race, but public support for Trump there has been sliding, and the state went for the Democrat in…
Politics Aug 06Trump’s latest justification of 2016 meeting sets off flurry of new questions
President Trump offered a new reason for a controversial June 2016 meeting that has become a central question of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election. The president tweeted on Sunday that the meeting was "to…
Politics Jul 16WATCH: Trump refuses to acknowledge that Russia meddled in U.S. elections
Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian meddling in the election. Instead, he complained about a Democratic National Committee computer server and emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, the Democrat he defeated to win the presidency.
Politics Jul 16WATCH: Trump and Putin hold joint news conference in Helsinki
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin spoke at a joint news conference today. Watch their remarks…
Politics Jul 11At NATO, Trump says Germany is ‘totally controlled by Russia’
President Trump kicked off his visit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit here Wednesday with fiery words for members states of the military alliance and a direct attack on Germany for a Russian energy pipeline project the country’s companies…
Nation Jul 06DACA recipients who dream of military service are stuck in limbo
The United States Army has been quietly discharging a number of immigrant recruits, according to recent reports by the Associated Press and the NewsHour's own reporting. Yamiche Alcindor shares the story of another group of young immigrant recruits in limbo.
Nation Jun 29‘I didn’t know we could be separated’: Migrant teen has no idea when he will see his dad
It's been more than a month since this 17-year-old has seen his dad. In April, they fled Honduras, leaving behind the rest of their family in hopes of supporting them financially from the U.S. Picked up after illegally crossing into…
Politics Jun 20What Trump rally supporters say about family separation
President Trump left the immigration firestorm behind on Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Minnesota to meet a far friendlier crowd. Ahead of a primary campaign rally, Yamiche Alcindor talks with supporters and protesters, then joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the news…
Politics May 30In Nashville, Trump bent and broke the truth. Here are the facts
President Donald Trump made several misleading or untrue statements Tuesday during an hour-long campaign-style speech in Nashville. Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to fact-check a few of them.
Politics May 17Giuliani: A Trump-Mueller interview ‘looks more hopeful’
Giuliani told the PBS NewsHour Thursday that Mueller’s team and the president’s lawyers have been working together to narrow the scope of questions Mr. Trump would answer if he did sit down for an interview.