About Yamiche @yamiche
Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour 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 May 14What vaccine expert Rick Bright said about the government’s pandemic response
The global death toll in the coronavirus pandemic has reached 300,000, with 85,000 fatalities in the U.S. alone. The new numbers were posted as federal vaccine expert Dr. Rick Bright, in congressional testimony, levied grave criticism of the White House's…
Nation May 12‘We’re angry and we’re hurting.’ Why communities of color suffer more from COVID-19
In U.S. cases of COVID-19 where race was identified, nearly 30 percent of patients were black -- even though African Americans make up only about 13 percent of the general population. The share of cases among Latinos is also disproportionately…
Nation May 07What we know about the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery
As attention surrounding the death of Ahmaud Arbery grows, questions about the shooting, and how law enforcement is handling it, remain. Here’s what we know about the case right now and what happens next.
Nation May 06Video appearing to show killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery sparks outrage
A black family in Georgia is pressing authorities to act after the shooting death of their son. In late February, Ahmaud Arbery was killed after two white men chased him, but no charges have been filed. Now, shocking video apparently…
Nation May 04In unprecedented day at U.S. Supreme Court, justices hear arguments by phone
Monday marked a Supreme Court argument unlike any other -- not because of the legal issues at stake, but because of the logistics made necessary by the pandemic. The session took place over the telephone and was broadcast live, representing…
Health Apr 30States ask for more federal aid as economic crisis deepens
New government jobs numbers reiterate the extent of the pandemic’s economic damage. In the last six weeks, more than 30 million Americans have lost their jobs, including another 3.8 million filing for unemployment last week. Lawmakers are still debating how…
Economy Apr 23The politics behind protests of stay-at-home orders
Officials at all levels of U.S. government are engaged in discussions about how and when to resume commerce and other activities. Polling data shows the majority of Americans support restrictions to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, but there have…
Nation Apr 16Read the White House’s guidelines for reopening public life in phases
The guidelines say states or regions should meet certain criteria before moving to a phased opening.
Politics Mar 27D.C. to cut back in-person primary voting, encourage mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak
The move comes as at least a dozen states have postponed their primaries in an effort to protect voters from contracting the virus and as candidates across the country have replaced physical campaigning with virtual efforts.
Nation Mar 19Immigration courts are still open as coronavirus cases grow
Without more specific guidance, these unions say, immigration judges and other courtroom personnel have been largely left to make their own decisions on how to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.