Jami Floyd is an American journalist, legal and political analyst, and television and radio host.  Her experience spans local, network, cable and syndicated television, broadcast radio and digital media. She is nationally and internationally regarded as an expert on law and politics, especially where they intersect.  She reports and blogs on sports, culture and civil rights.  For fun Jami likes to read Shakespeare (yes, that's fun, not homework) and get lost in Central Park.  She lives in New York City with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.

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Jami Floyd is named Public Scholar by the New York Council for the Humanities

On September 17, 2015 The New York Council for the Humanities announces Public Scholars, its latest statewide public engagement initiative. Over the next two years, the Council's Public Scholars will travel across New York delivering presentations that encourage both curiosity and collaborative, informal learning. Jami will serve as a Public Scholar from September 2015 to August 2017.

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Joins WNYC as Reporter and Host

On June 1, 2015, Jami joined the WNYC newsroom as a reporter and host. In fall 2015, she will become the WNYC host of All Things Considered. Jami comes to WNYC as a legal analyst for the station since 2009, and frequent guest host of The Brian Lehrer Show and other programs. She brings to WNYC her unique voice and style as a New Yorker. Jami was born in New York City, grew up on the Lower East Side and did her undergraduate work at SUNY Binghamton, where she was a DJ at WHRW. Jami will have a presence across all of WNYC's platforms, from radio and podcasting to social media and live events.

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Innocence Network Journalism Awards (2014-15)

In 2015, Jami served on the panel of judges that selected the Innocence Network Journalism Award winners for the 2014 calendar year.

The Innocence Network Journalism Award was created to honor investigative reporting that brings to life the process of identifying and exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. Every year it is an honor for Jami to serve on the awards panel.

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Consulting Producer for WNYC's 9th Annual MLK Celebration at the Apollo Theater

In consultation with WNYC, Jami helped produce this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration with "Hear Our Voices, Count Our Votes: MLK's March Continues," presented as part of the Apollo's Uptown Hall series.

Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry convened a discussion that looked at how - 50 years after the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act - communities across America continue to grapple with voter disenfranchisement, suppression, strained police-community relations, discrimination and other challenges to full equality.

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speaking engagements
3/12/2016 Vote Here | Vote Now Schenectady, NY   
32 Washington Ave, Schenectady NY map
5/16/2016 Senior Capstone Lecture - The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ   
2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville NJ map
past engagements
10/1/2015 52nd Annual Citation Awards San Francisco, CA  
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA map
9/28/2015 NJPAC/WNYC: Bonanza or Burden? Newark, NJ  
NJ Performing Arts Center - One Center St., Newark NJ map
5/21/2015 Sidley Austin, LLP - Panel New York, NY  
787 7th Avenue, New York NY map
4/6/2015 Senior Capstone Lecture - Privacy In America Lawrenceville, NJ  
2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville NJ map
1/18/2015 Hear Our Voices, Count Our Voices at the Apollo Theater New York, NY  
253 West 125th Street, New York NY map
12/12/2014 Know Justice. No Peace. at the Jerome L. Greene Space New York, NY  
44 Charlton St., New York NY map
9/10/2014 World Science Festival @ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York, NY  
55 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor Lounge, New York NY map
6/23/2014 Keynote Speaker - Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School Staten Island, NY  
6/17/2014 Moderator - Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University Mountain View, CA  
6/8/2014 Inspiring Young Minds - Presenter - 2014 Graduation Exercises Brooklyn, NY  
6/20/2013 Premiere Panel Gideon's Army New York, NY  
6/9/2013 Commencement Address Inspiring Young Minds New York, NY  
5/17/2013 Hyde Leadership Charter School Career Day New York, NY  
4/6/2013 ESLS Symposium at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami, FL  
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL map
10/25/2012 White House Fellows Leadership Conference Washington, DC  
6/28/2012 Singularity University Mountain View, CA  
Building 20 S. Akron Rd., Mountain View, CA map
5/3/2012 Women's eNews Annual Gala New York, NY  
3/15/2012 Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the Columbia School of Journalism New York, NY  
1/17/2012 WNYC's 6th Annual MLK Celebration New York, NY  
11/22/2011 New York Institute for Technology, Center for Communication New York, NY  
11/17/2011 Ohio Justice Policy Center New York, NY  
The Norwood Club, New York, NY map
11/14/2011 Bronx Defenders Annual Gala New York, NY  
11/8/2011 WNYC 2012 Political Panel New York, NY  
9/26/2011 The Freedom Institute New York, NY  
9/14/2011 Women In Cable Telecommunications New York, NY  
8/10/2011 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY  
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