Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Yamiche Leone Alcindor is a journalist currently working for PBS NewsHour as a White House Correspondent.
- She also serves as a political contributor for NBC & MSNBC. The child of Haitian-born immigrant parents, Yamiche has covered & highlighted many issues that affect African-Americans.
Personal Life : Family Background & Education
- Yamiche’s parents were both immigrants from Haiti. She was born in Miami.
- Yamiche is married to Nathaniel Cline. She married the Cleveland (dot) com sports reporter in March 2018.
- She attended Georgetown University where she graduated with a BA in English and Government. She also has a minor in African-American studies.
- In 2015, she received a Masters in Broadcast News and Documentary Filming from New York University.
Job, Salary & Net Worth :
- Right from her younger days, Alcindor has been a poet and a short story writer. She decided to become a journalist, when she first started writing around 2004.
- In 2006, Yamiche completed an internship at The Seattle Times and then in 2007 one with The Miami Herald.
- She did further internships at Mmegi, a Botswanan newspaper, in 2008 and The Washington Post in 2009.
- Yamiche’s first full-time position was with Newsday in 2010 as a reporter. She covered local gangs, civic activism and neighbourhood violence among other issues.
- At the end of 2011, she moved to a position with USA Today as a multimedia journalist. During this four year period at USA Today, she covered many topics including, the Boston Marathon bombing, the trial of George Zimmerman and the civil unrest in Ferguson.
- In 2015, Yamiche started off with The New York Times as a national political reporter, covering Congress, the 2016 US Presidential election and social issues affecting political discourse. She also covered both Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns.
- At the beginning of 2018, Yamiche began work for the PBS NewsHour as White House Correspondent, reporting on events at the White House and the administration in general.
- She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
- Yamiche has appeared on several TV shows as a political commentator, such as MSNBC Live, Hardball with Chris Matthews and Frontline.
- Throughout her career and education, Alcindor has won several awards including – National Association of Black Journalists Emerging Journalist of the Year, USA Today On Point, Edwin Diamond Award for Best NYU Journalism Graduate Student and a nomination for a Shorty Award.
- Yamiche had also been involved in the production of a documentary titled The Trouble With Innocence, telling the story of a man wrongly convicted of homicide.
Fun Facts & Trivia :
Married. See above for more details.
- Yamiche is fluent in Haitian Creole and also has basic French skills. Her knowledge of Creole, came in very handy when she covered the Haitian earthquake happened.
- The successful journalist once had humble beginnings – she has worked at McDonald’s, as a telemarketer and as a helper at class reunions in Florida.
- While at university, Yamiche was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, an African-American sorority.
- She has over 120,000 Twitter followers & a private Instagram account
- In 2017, Yamiche was placed 13th in the ‘100 Most influential African-Americans Between 25-45’ by the African-American oriented online magazine The Root.