She’s making her mark, one news show at a time!
Journalist Yamiche Alcindor was just named the new Washington correspondent for NBC News, Variety reports.
Alcindor is a force to be reckoned with in the world of broadcast journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English, government and African American studies from Georgeown and a master’s degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from NYU. She has served as a national reporter for The New York Times and USA Today, first beginning appearances on MSNBC in 2013 before serving as a political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC in 2016.
For her work, Alcindor has raked up a number of prestigious honors. In September 2020, she was the recipient of the 4th annual International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Gwen Ifill Award and in October 2020, she was named “Journalist of the Year,” by the National Association of Black Journalists. Then, in a full circle moment earlier this year, PBS picked her up to become the new host of “Washington Week,” a longtime broadcast news show that her late mentor, Gwen Ifill helped build.
“I know how much ‘Washington Week’ meant to Gwen and how much she put her stamp on the legacy of the show. I also feel this incredible responsibility to think deeply about taking this on and making it a show that people want to watch, that people will feel is living up to its great legacy,” Alcindor told reporters at the time.
Now, the veteran journalist is joining NBC News as their new Washington correspondent where she will be focused on covering the Biden administration, the impact of federal policies on communities, and intersectional issues of race, culture and politics. She is reported to continue her work as host of “Washington Week,” but will give up her role as White House correspondent for “PBS NewsHour.”
Alcindor joins a new class of journalists juggling multiple media gigs, a new trend in a sector that used to see networks cornering the market for a beloved reporter. She is expected to hit the air in her new role this March 2022.
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