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 Apr 06Biden administration speeds up vaccination timeline, infrastructure plan may follow suit
President Joe Biden once again changed his vaccination goals Tuesday, shortening the timeline for all American adults to be eligible to get a vaccine. And, a Senate rule change may allow him to move forward on infrastructure without Republican support.
Nation Apr 02How hair discrimination impacts Black Americans in their personal lives and the workplace
Last month, Connecticut became one of a growing number of states to make race-based hair discrimination illegal. Yamiche Alcindor reports on how Black Americans often face discrimination because of the way they wear their hair, especially in school and at…
Arts Apr 01What Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ says about Black queerness
Rapper Lil Nas X is no stranger to commanding the spotlight. But his controversial new music video and marketing campaign are drawing the ire of conservatives and right-wing media, who are criticizing the depictions and allusions to Satan. The reactions…
Politics Mar 31Breaking down Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to give U.S. ‘innovative edge’
The Biden administration on Wednesday set in motion its next big campaign in congress: A $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild roads, bridges, power grids and other projects. The rollout came during President Joe Biden's visit to Pittsburgh today, and…
Nation Mar 30‘He was terrified:’ Witnesses offer emotional testimony about Floyd death in Chauvin case
The second day in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was emotional and tense. One eyewitness to the death of George Floyd told jurors in Minneapolis that Chauvin, who is charged with second and third degree murder and…
Nation Mar 29Derek Chauvin’s attorneys blame drugs, witnesses in George Floyd’s death
The murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin opened in Minneapolis with dramatic video of his fatal encounter with George Floyd. It showed Floyd pinned by Chauvin's knee on his neck - for nearly nine and a half minutes.
Politics Mar 26Immigrant families in limbo as Biden’s immigration bill fails to get support in Congress
After years of failed attempts, Congress is again struggling to make any headway on immigration reform. President Joe Biden’s massive immigration bill has failed to gain the support it needs to pass as is, leaving immigrant families caught in limbo.
Politics Mar 25What we learned from Biden’s first presidential news conference
President Joe Biden on Thursday held his first White House news conference since taking office in January. He was faced with many questions on the subject of immigration at the southern border, voting rights, his plans for Afghanistan and his…
Nation Mar 23Suspect charged in Colorado shooting as Senate debates gun control
A suspect was charged Tuesday in the second American mass shooting in less than a week. The shooting in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 dead, including a responding police officer, has plunged the city into mourning. Over in Washington, DC,…
Politics Mar 23Democratic Senators threaten to block Biden nominees over lack of AAPI representation
White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to report on the government's response to the Colorado shooting, the status of President Joe Biden's cabinet nominees and how that will affect the administration's immigration…