The New York Times claimed her as their former national reporter covering politics and social justice issues. Yamiche Alcindor, is now with “The PBS Newshour” as a White House correspondent, and was mentored by the late Gwen Ifill, (PBS Newshour) an American Peabody Award-winning Journalist, newscaster and author. Yamiche ‘continues as a political contributor to NBC and MSNBC’, currently she covers Congress, ‘the impact of the Trump Administration’s policies on working class Americans and people of color and intersection between race and politics in America’ according to Managing Editor at PBS Newshour, Judy Woodruff, who was struck by the combination of her ‘eye for detail, crisp writing and passion for the craft with a gift for communicating on air.’
In the trenches, Yamiche Alcindor has ‘reported on the Newton Conn. school shooting, the death of Trayvon Martin, and police related protest in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, Maryland.’
She was acknowledged in 2017 by The Root’s annual list of most influential African Americans in the country. That influence extends to a ‘1804 list’ awards honoring Haiti’s independence and recognizing influential Haitian-Americans. The National Association of Black Journalists gave her a nod as Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2013.
Alcindor holds a master’s degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in English, government and African American studies from Georgetown University according to her bio on the PBS website.
Yamiche has become a trusted source for news in the black community. She is a native of Miami, Florida whose parents are native Haitians. Her love for writing started at a very young age. She did internships at The Seattle Times, Miami-Herald, and The Washington Post. After graduation in 2009 she began full time work as reporter at Newsday. Utilizing her fluent creole and French Language, Yamiche covered the Haitian earthquake ‘providing guidance’ to journalist. Yamiche defines herself as a multimedia journalist which drew the attention of USA Today where she worked from 2011 to 2015, during which time she gained her master’s from NYU. (Source from Defining Cultures and her Website.)
Yamiche is continuing to evolve professionally and her unique perspective could serve as a solid and reliable source of information on what is happening to people of African descent affected by slave trade across the Atlantic into South America, Caribbean Islands and lower United States. Many have entered the United States as refugees or immigrants seeking new beginnings. These days the news media is under attack so Yamiche Alcindor along with Joy Reid (AM Joy of MSNBC), another Haitian, have greater meaning as sources of truthful reporting in the USA community’s of color.
She is represented by WME (William Morris Endeavor out of Beverly Hills, California) and attorney Kathleen Conkey.
Art and article by Lillian L Thompson of Lillianonline