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, the White House Correspondents’ Association named Alcindor the recipient of the Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage. She 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. 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 Mar 09Biden and Sanders prepare for 1st head-to-head primaries
Voters in six more states will head to the polls Tuesday in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary -- which is now essentially a two-man race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Michigan is the…
Politics Mar 02Ahead of Super Tuesday, many NC voters worry they can’t trust election process
As federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies issued a new warning Monday about attempts by foreign actors to influence American elections, many North Carolinians are already concerned about the security and integrity of their ballots. The state dealt with a…
Politics Feb 25WATCH: Steyer says NDAs should not be a presidential debate focus
Tom Steyer, qualified for the 10th Democratic debate after increasing his poll numbers in South Carolina, told the PBS NewsHour that attacks against Michael Bloomberg over the nondisclosure agreements are a distraction.
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.