Jami Floyd Biography
Jami Floyd is a former White House Fellow and an American attorney, writer, network news anchor, and legal and political analyst. She was a former Legal Analyst for Al Jazeera America and a former Legal Editor and host of WNYC Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
How old is Jami Floyd? – Age
She is 57 years old as of 10 September 2021. She was born in 1964 in New York, New York, United States.
Jami Floyd Parents – Family
Her father used to work for restaurateur Warner LeRoy as a principal architect and was also interested in the arts and decoration. Floyd was born to a black father and a white mother and is African American. Her family lived on the Lower East Side in Mitchell-Lama housing.
Jami Floyd Education
Floyd worked as a disc jockey at WHRW while an undergraduate at Binghamton University. Floyd earned a B.A. in political science with a journalism specialization in 1986. She attended and graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1989, where she had been an assistant editor of the law review. In 1995, she got a Master of Laws degree from Stanford Law School, where she also worked as a teaching fellow.
Jami Floyd Wife
Floyd is married to Kurt Flehinger, a criminal defense and civil rights attorney, and they have two children together. Floyd and his family relocated to the Upper West Side of New York in August 2005.
Jami Floyd White House
Floyd was nominated as a White House Fellow for the Clinton Administration later that year and relocated to Washington, D.C. She first worked in First Lady Hillary Clinton’s office, where she helped the Clinton administration pass comprehensive health-care legislation, and then on Vice President Al Gore’s staff, where she worked on the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, and other domestic policy initiatives. She also served as a speechwriter for the Vice President and assisted in the vetting of judicial nominees.
Jami Floyd Career
Floyd was deployed by ABC News to cover the wreckage at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Floyd made headlines in 2005 when she made remarks about then-Court TV colleague Nancy Grace. Floyd has co-hosted an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Apollo Theater with Brian Lehrer of WNYC since 2010. Together, they moderate panels, introduce live music performances, welcome spiritual leaders, and engage in a conversation about social justice and Dr. King’s vision for America with a complete theater from Harlem.
Floyd’s first employment in television broadcasting was with KPIX Radio and TV in San Francisco, where he worked as a reporter and legal commentator. She spent a lot of time in Los Angeles covering O. J. Simpson’s murder trial and the nationwide reaction to his acquittal. She briefly worked as a legal commentator for CBS News in 1995 before traveling to New York City to work as an anchor and correspondent for the cable network Court TV.
She joined ABC News in 1997 as a news journalist for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, where she served as a news correspondent. She has also worked as a reporter for Good Morning America and Nightline, as well as co-hosting Early Morning News Now with Anderson Cooper and leading the 20/20 Consumer Unit.
She co-led the Law and Justice Unit with Terry Moran and John Miller starting in 2000.
Floyd returned to Court TV (now truTV) in February 2005 to debut her own series, Jami Floyd: Best Defense, on which guests provided legal analysis and perspectives on legal and political issues, as well as coverage of notable trials. When Court TV went out of business in 2010, she went to MSNBC to work as a legal and political analyst. She hosted TED Talks in NYC on NYC Media in 2012. She joined the newly launched Al Jazeera America in New York City in 2013 and worked with the network until it was shut down in 2016.
Floyd began his legal career as a law clerk to Associate Justice Allen E. Broussard of the California Supreme Court. When she joined the law firm, Morrison & Foerster, she began practicing civil and criminal litigation. She left the business in 1993 to work as a trial attorney with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.
Jami Floyd Salary
She earns an annual salary of $1 Million.
Jami Floyd Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.