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
Nation Mar 19Why 41 percent of Republicans don’t plan to get the COVID vaccine
Although nearly 41 million Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one segment of the population remains steadfast in its opposition to getting the vaccine: Republicans. Recent polls, including our latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, shows at least 41 percent of…
Politics Mar 16With a stop in Pennsylvania, Biden begins his pitch to Americans on new COVID relief law
President Biden is on the road, aiming to sell his COVID relief law to the American public. His first stop Tuesday was in Pennsylvania with a visit to a Black-owned flooring business near Philadelphia, highlighting the aid that his administration…
Politics Mar 11Biden to address the nation after signing historic COVID relief bill into law
It was one year ago today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On Thursday, days after Congress passed a $1.9 trillion aid bill with a party-line vote, President Biden signed the legislation into law. The president will…
Politics Mar 09Biden administration scrambles to respond to surge of migrant children at the U.S. border
The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly challenging the Biden administration, with the number of detained migrant children tripling in recent weeks, according to the New York Times. Almost half are being held longer than permitted by law. Theresa…
Politics Mar 02Lawmakers look at expanding child tax credits to help low-income families
The U.S. Senate is trying to pass a $1.9 trillion package for COVID and economic-related relief, with one key section providing assistance to families with children by expanding tax credits. Many families could receive a $3,000 credit per child. We…
Politics Mar 01Trump’s return at CPAC puts GOP divisions back in the spotlight
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday delivered his first speech since leaving office more than a month ago. He was centerstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida, where he took aim at Republicans who voted for this impeachment.
Nation Feb 24With a history of abuse in American medicine, Black patients struggle for equal access
Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
Politics Feb 23Law enforcement officials testify on security failures during siege at U.S. Capitol
The men who were in charge of security during the U.S. Capitol assault told their stories in public on Tuesday for the first time. Their testimony at a Senate hearing was a tale of bad communications, bad intelligence and blame-laying.
Politics Feb 22Republican senators who voted to convict Trump face political peril at home
It is a time of political peril for the seven Republican senators who voted to convict the dominant figure of their party. State and local Republican parties have censured -- or are thinking about censuring -- several of those senators.
Politics Feb 12Trump’s defense rests its case in the Senate impeachment trial
Former President Trump's defense team rested their case Friday during his Senate impeachment trial after just a single afternoon, during which they argued his cause on factual, First Amendment and constitutional grounds. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff…