Yamiche Alcindor is presently a breaking news reporter at USA Today and has reported from the scenes of some of the biggest stories in recent memory. In 2012 she traveled to Sanford, Fla. to cover the Trayvon Martin story, to Tallahassee, Fla. to cover the Florida A&M University hazing scandal, and to Newtown, Conn. to cover the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Considered a "NABJ Baby," Alcindor was NABJ's summer intern at The Seattle Times and was a participant in the prestigious NABJ Student Projects, a multimedia-reporting project which allows student reporters to cover the association and the NABJ convention. A Miami, Fla. native, Alcindor is a 2009 graduate of Georgetown University where she was a Patrick Healy Scholar and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
As a college student she interned at The Miami Herald, Mmegi, a Botswanan newspaper, washingtonpost.com, and at The Washington Post. Her career began as a reporter at Newsday where she worked for two years.