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 Jan 25The strategy behind Team Trump’s impeachment defense
President Donald Trump’s legal team hopes to convince Republican senators to vote against having witnesses testify as part of the Senate impeachment trial.
Politics Jan 24Recording indicating Trump wanted to ‘get rid’ of Yovanovitch turned over to House
Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, told the PBS NewsHour on Friday that Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was at a dinner with the president and several others when Trump said he wanted Marie Yovanovitch…
Nation Dec 20Asylum seekers forced to remain in Mexico face daily threat of violence
According to the U.S. Immigration Policy Center, one in four asylum seekers forced by the Trump administration to remain in Mexico encounters violence there. Yamiche Alcindor looks at the risks they face as they wait out their cases in places…
Politics Dec 022 months away from Iowa, Democratic race is still in flux
About two months remain before the first votes are cast in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates have been busy on the campaign trail, speaking to voters and launching new ads -- especially in Iowa, the first state to hold…
Politics Nov 12How lessons from the Mueller hearing will guide the impeachment hearings
Democrats will aim to retain more discipline and focus as they try to build their case.
Politics Nov 12How did we get here? A timeline of the Ukraine impeachment saga
The impeachment inquiry has moved quickly, with more than a dozen witnesses, nearly 2700 pages of testimony and, now, public hearings. But how did we get here? Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor take a look back at key events in…
Politics Nov 11How Rudy Giuliani went from ‘America’s mayor’ to Ukraine business broker
Mentioned frequently in transcripts from closed-door testimonies in the impeachment inquiry, Rudy Giuliani stands at the center of the saga over President Trump’s Ukraine policy. Giuliani is now the president’s personal lawyer, but he first entered the national spotlight as…
Politics Nov 08Despite ‘cease and desist’ letter, Trump calls for release of whistleblower’s name
Friday morning, Trump again called for the whistleblower to be identified and said the lawyers representing the whistleblower should be sued “maybe for treason.”…
Arts Nov 06Attorney Ben Crump on Trayvon Martin, racial hypocrisy and signs of progress
Since 2012, the families of several unarmed young American black men shot to death by police in high-profile incidents have turned to civil rights attorney Ben Crump in pursuit of justice. Crump has now written a book arguing these killings…
Politics Oct 28House voting to impeach Trump not a ‘foregone conclusion,’ Pence says
Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview on Monday with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, fiercely defended President Trump against allegations that it was inappropriate to discuss with the leader of Ukraine the possibility of investigating Joe…