Yamiche Alcindor to Keynote 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference

Yamiche Alcindor will keynote the 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference being hosted by the Press Club of Long Island in March.

They keynote address will be delivered on Saturday, March 21 at Noon during lunch. The conference begins on Friday, March 2o and will be hosted at Hofstra University. Tickets are available now here.

Alcindor is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. At PBS NewsHour, she has directly questioned President Trump a number of times and has traveled extensively 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, she 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, she was a national reporter for The New York Times, covering politics and social issues, and also a reporter with “USA Today.”

She was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists. 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.

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