One week after the 2020 presidential election, Yamiche Alcindor will join us for a live, online-only event to discuss the results. Alcindor is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She often tells stories about the intersection of race and politics, and has garnered national attention for her robust and sober questioning of President Donald Trump.
This event will be online only and livestreamed.
At PBS, Alcindor has directly questioned President Trump a number of times and has 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, Alcindor often appears on a number of shows including Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 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.
Alcindor’s overall goal is to be a civil rights journalist, and she was inspired by the late PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill. In 2017, she won an award in a tribute to Ifill during Syracuse University’s Toner Prize Ceremony. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and was named the organization’s “Emerging Journalist of the Year” in 2013.
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.
Florangela Davila, our moderator for the evening, has been the News Director at 88.5 KNKX since 2019. Prior to that, she served as managing editor at Crosscut/KCTS9 and she spent 14 years working in both news and features at The Seattle Times. She has degrees in Political Science and in French from the University of California-Berkeley and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. The daughter of immigrants (Colombia and Peru), she was born and raised in Los Angeles. She lives in the 98118 with her journalist husband Glenn Nelson and their dog Santana (named after Carlos) Banana.