Hari Sreenivasan joined the PBS NewsHour in 2009. He is the Anchor of PBS Newshour Weekend and a Senior Correspondent for the nightly program. In addition, Sreenivasan also serves as the Director of Digital Partnerships helping guide the digital strategy of Newshour’s online endeavors.
Prior to joining the Newshour, he was at CBS News, reporting regularly on the "CBS Evening News,” "The Early Show" and "CBS Sunday Morning." Before that, he served as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, working extensively on the network's 24-hour digital service "ABC News Now." Sreenivasan also reported for "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," "Nightline with Ted Koppel," and anchored the overnight program “World News Now.”
Previously, he ran his own production company and freelanced as a reporter for KTVU-TV in Oakland, California. Sreenivasan served as an anchor and senior correspondent for CNET Broadcast in San Francisco and was a reporter for WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sreenivasan received Emmy nominations for NewsHour coverage of the Gulf oil spill, his work on an Interactive piece for PBS Frontline Targeting the Electorate and for his reporting at CBS. He is the recipient of multiple Outstanding Broadcast Story Awards from the South Asian Journalists Association, an organization for which he served as a board member from 2001-04. Sreenivasan is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and a 2003 graduate of their Executive Leadership Program.
He was born in Mumbai, India, where he also spent his early childhood. Sreenivasan graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in mass communication and minors in both politics and philosophy.
Hari's Most Recent Stories
- December 6, 2014
In an interview with Hari Sreenivasan, NewsHour’s Tik Root remembers his former colleague, American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was one of two hostages killed by Al-Qaida militants during a rescue attempt by U.S. forces in Yemen. Continue reading →
- Islamic State group uses only half of a Quran verse to justify beheadings — see what’s in the other halfOctober 9, 2014
The Islamic State militants use the Quran to justify their inhumane acts of violence, including beheadings, but are they just cherry-picking verses? We asked an Arab studies scholar to set the record straight about what the holy book actually says. Continue reading →
- August 3, 2014