Inside Yamiche Alcindor’s Family Life With Husband Nathaniel Cline and Who Her Parents Are

Yamiche Alcindor is the daughter of a Haitian couple whose names are not known. She got married to Nathaniel Cline, who is also a journalist, in 2018, and because she is a very private person, there’s no way to know whether or not she has any child yet. 

Yamiche Alcindor is a popular journalist of Haitian heritage who is known as the White House correspondent for PBS Hour. She also contributes frequently to NBC and MSNBC. Alcindor has worked with several media outlets as a reporter, notable among them are Miami Herald, USA Today, The New York Times, and appeared in programs such as Meet the Press. Her works have earned her a number of commendations, recognitions, and awards including the Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Alcindor serves as a voice for the black community in the news media industry. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. As is the case with popular American journalists, Alcindor’s excellence at her career has piqued the curiosity of many into her personal life.

Nathaniel Cline Became Yamiche Alcindor’s Husband In 2018

Since she rose to celebrity status as a journalist, Yamiche Alcindor seemed to be all about her profession, she did not come across as one to share too much about her personal life with the public and this has since remained the case. However, that changed a little in early 2018 when news surfaced that she was married.

The PBS White House Correspondent revealed that she married a certain Nathaniel Cline on the 3rd of March 2018. She made this revelation on Twitter alongside a photo of her wedding day, she also wrote in the post that she would be taking some time off to spend more time with her husband.

Yamiche Alcindor
Yamiche and Nathaniel: image source

Though Alcindor has not revealed too many details about her relationship, some sources claim that they were in a long-term relationship dating as far back as 2014. Cline is said to have popped the question in 2016 and two years later, the couple sealed the deal.

Admirers of Alcindor’s works got a glimpse into what her husband might be like thanks to a post made by Essence Magazine on November 16, 2018. The magazine took to Twitter asking followers to raise their hand if they loved a good groom cry. Cline replied to the tweet saying that there were no tears for him on his wedding day to Alcindor, he also joked in his reply saying that he rather hoped that Alcindor would catch his velvet shoes. Alcindor quoted the tweet and added a response of her own, jokingly introducing her followers to who she married.

Yamiche Alcindor’s admirers again got a sneak peek into what her marriage was like during her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 10, 2020. When asked how she decompressed after a stressful day at work, the ace journalist said that she unwinds by spending time with her husband talking to him about her day, adding that she was so lucky to have him. She also added that she plays songs by three-time Grammy winner Bill Withers on repeat.

What Does Yamiche Alcindor’s Husband Do For a Living?

In those moments when she decompresses by her husband’s side, one can imagine that the conversation would flow so smoothly as both couples are in the same career line. Like Alcindor, Cline is a journalist. According to his Twitter profile, he covers government actions and policies that impact Loudoun County in the state of Virginia for the Loudoun Times-Mirror, a position he assumed in May 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Nathaniel Cline graduated from Bowie State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. In college, he was part of the varsity soccer club and served as the resident assistant for the school’s housing department. He interned for Washington D.C’s WAMU 88.5 where he assisted producers with content for radio personalities and their shows. He also worked for his school’s media as an anchor, cameraman, reporter, director, and writer.

Alcindor’s husband began his career as a professional journalist in 2007 as the government reporter, photographer, and copy editor for Westmoreland news. In his 4-year stint there, he covered general community news and managed a staff of 7. He next served as the sports editor for Nothern Neck News where he wrote for three newspapers on a variety of topics dealing with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and coaches. He also designed newspaper pages and managed social media accounts. After about 2 and a half years, he began serving as a sports reporter for, part of his job role from 2013 to 2018 included analysis of high school football games and players on-air for Spectrum’s “Friday Night Huddle,” a live television program shown across the state of Ohio.

Nathaniel Cline may not be as big as a journalist compared to his wife Yamchie Alcindor but he has received awards for his works. He has been sourced by big names such as Fox News, The Washington Post, USA Today, NBC Washington, and The New York Times.

Does Yamiche Have a Child?

Most celebrity journalist usually use their social media platforms to update their followers on milestones in their private lives like welcoming a child, an anniversary, and for some, details of vacation trips, however, Alcindor does not seem to count among that lot, she is one of those private ones who would rather keep the identity of their family members private, thus making it difficult to answer the question of whether or not she has a child. The journalist has never revealed whether or not she is a mother to any child.

Who Are Yamiche Alcindor’s Parents?

Yamiche Alcindor has also kept the identity of her parents away from the media. It is however an established fact that they are Haitian natives with her father hailing from Plaisance while her mother is from Saint-Louis-du-Nord. Her Haitian-born immigrant parents would have her in Miami, Florida on November 1, 1986.

Alcindor credits her culturally authentic Haitian upbringing for shaping who she has become. She is fluent in Haitian Creole and also has basic French skills. Her parent obviously placed value on her education as she went on to college, earning a bachelor’s degree in English and government with a minor in African-American studies at Georgetown University in 2009.

The journalist once said in a tweet posted in 2016 that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was her father, however, she pointed out that it was only a joke and that they were both in no way related. The ace journalist could pull off the joke because she shares the same surname with the basketball legend who shined in the NBA from the late 60s to the late 80s. Abdul-Jabbar name at birth was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.

The NBA legend changed his name after he converted from Catholicism to Islam during the summer of 1968. He began using his Islam name in 1971.

Back in 2013, a Twitter user had asked if she was ever related to the former NBA player and her 2016 tweet was an answer to that.

Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa has extensive professional writing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition


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