BioJami Floyd is a nationally renowned anchor for cable and network news. After a successful career in law and politics, Ms. Floyd’s professional path turned to television when she was asked to serve as a legal analyst for KPIX-TV in San Francisco. She subsequently became an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, and co-anchored World News Now and the Early Morning News. Ms. Floyd was named Law & Justice Correspondent for ABC News in 1999 and served in the post until 2001. She was the youngest person ever to serve in the position. In 2005, she left ABC News for Court TV, and until 2010 hosted Jami Floyd: Best Defense a news, political and legal talk show that was broadcast live each day.
Since 2010, Ms. Floyd has served as a guest host on WNYC, where she also appears as a legal analyst. She is regular contributor to the WNYC website “It’s a Free Country,” and the PBS website “Need to Know.” Ms. Floyd also appears regularly, as a political and legal analyst, on MSNBC. In June 2011, Ms. Floyd was named Managing Editor of The Global Game World Report, the weekly politics, sports and culture tip sheet, to which she also contributes as Chief National Correspondent. In September, Jami was tapped to host a television series of TED Conversations, based on the hugely successful online nonprofit, TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, in partnership with NYC Media.
Ms. Floyd holds a B.A. in political science, with a Concentration in Journalism from Binghamton University. She is an honors graduate of the Berkeley Law School at the University of California, and holds a Master of Laws degree from the Stanford Law School, where she also served as a teaching fellow.