Yamiche Alcindor

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Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics.

At PBS, she has directly questioned President Trump a number of times on 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 President Trump's immigration policies.  She has also traveled extensively for her beat including to places like Belgium for the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting, to Helsinki, Finland as President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to McAllen, Texas to chronicle life on the border of the United States and Mexico and  the impact of President Trump's family separation policy.  

As a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, she often appears on a number of shows including Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports, 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.

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 Gwen Ifill Next Generation Award by Simmons University and NextGen Leader Award by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance.

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., Alcindor is married to a fellow journalist and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who met while attending Boston College.

 

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Yamiche was amazing! She was open, thoughtful, genuine, charismatic. Feedback from our guests was exceptionally positive- I’ve heard from students and faculty, as well as our older donor, all of whom thought she was wonderful.

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Truth in Journalism: Reporting News in the Modern Era

In this presentation, Yamiche Alcindor looks at the current political issues facing America and shares her experiences in reporting on the 2016 and 2020 campaigns. She talks about how her decision to pursue journalism came at 16-years old when she learned the tragic truth about the 1955 murder of Em ...

In this presentation, Yamiche Alcindor looks at the current political issues facing America and shares her experiences in reporting on the 2016 and 2020 campaigns. She talks about how her decision to pursue journalism came at 16-years old when she learned the tragic truth about the 1955 murder of Emmit Till and the launch of the civil rights movement. She also offers her observations on the Trump White House and the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as well as her thoughts on how social justice issues are impacting the country’s future and her analysis of the latest stories surrounding the 2020 elections.

Identity and the Fracturing of America

Yamiche Alcindor discusses how economic and racial segregation have impacted America and how her own story—that of a young woman whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1970s—has influenced how she covers the world as a journalist. ...

Yamiche Alcindor discusses how economic and racial segregation have impacted America and how her own story—that of a young woman whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1970s—has influenced how she covers the world as a journalist.

Black History and the Legacy of MLK: Purpose, Truth and Justice

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Yamiche Alcindor believes chaotic, tough, and difficult times align perfectly with the teachings of Dr. King. In thi ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Yamiche Alcindor believes chaotic, tough, and difficult times align perfectly with the teachings of Dr. King. In this presentation, Alcindor urges her audience to find your purpose, do the work to seek truth and then press for justice. Alcindor reflects on the importance for each of us to take the time to pause and consider the sense of urgency Dr. King and other leaders embraced to forever change American society.  

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Yamiche Alcindor shares her journey in media and journalism, discussing the political, historical, and cultural context of our time.

YAMICHE ALCINDOR is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She’s perhaps the most concise journalist of our time, using the 280 characters of twitter, Yamiche's tweets of a single-quoted question by a White House Press pool reporter and a single-quoted answer of the President or a White House officials consistently go viral. At virtual and in-person events, she expands a bit more on her experience in journalists during what many consider to be the golden age for the fourth estate, and speaks on the political, historical, and cultural context of our time. "Yamiche was amazing! She was open, thoughtful, genuine, charismatic. Feedback from our guests was exceptionally positive- I’ve heard from students and faculty, as well as our older donor, all of whom thought she was wonderful."  (Duke University)

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Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics.

At PBS, she has directly questioned President Trump a number of times on 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 President Trump's immigration policies.  She has also traveled extensively for her beat including to places like Belgium for the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting, to Helsinki, Finland as President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to McAllen, Texas to chronicle life on the border of the United States and Mexico and  the impact of President Trump's family separation policy.  

As a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, she often appears on a number of shows including Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports, 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.

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 Gwen Ifill Next Generation Award by Simmons University and NextGen Leader Award by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance.

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., Alcindor is married to a fellow journalist and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who met while attending Boston College.