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, 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 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. NABJ also named Alcindor its "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 31Trump, Biden trade blame over peaceful protests and violent incidents
The political battle over U.S. peaceful protests against racial injustice -- and select incidents of violence related to those protests -- is intensifying. While the White House continues to blame local Democratic officials in the cities where unrest persists, Democratic…
Politics Aug 28The GOP’s norm-shattering convention showed how the two parties are worlds apart
PBS NewsHour’s senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz talks with White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and political reporter Daniel Bush about what happened this week and what it means for the 2020 race.
Nation Aug 28A new March on Washington through the eyes of Black families — including Jacob Blake’s
Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday to commemorate the iconic 1963 March on Washington -- and to communicate a message of their own, calling for an end to the killing of Black Americans…
Politics Aug 27Trump’s path to the presidency — and the remaking of the Republican Party
As President Trump formally accepts the Republican nomination for a second term in office, we take a look back at how he went from real estate and reality TV to president of the United States -- and what he has…
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,…