About Erica R. @ericarhendry
Erica R. Hendry is the managing editor for digital at PBS NewsHour.
Erica R.’s Recent Stories
Nation Jul 16Raising the Future: What history can teach us about child care in the U.S.
There’s a national debate brewing over child care in the U.S. sparked by decades of frustration over access and affordability—issues that have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. To understand where things stand today, we decided to explore the history…
Health Mar 26The Longest Year: The people we’ve lost to COVID-19
Four people who lost a loved one in the pandemic tell us about what they remember, how they’re grieving and how they're trying to move forward.
Health Mar 19The Longest Year: How the pandemic made inequality in America worse
Generations of inadequate medical care, deeply entrenched economic disparities and a biased system of justice all came to a head, a reminder that for many Americans the hazards of structural racism are a daily reality. We hear the story of…
Health Mar 12The Longest Year: How COVID-19 has reshaped our lives
Take a second to remember what your life was like one year ago. For most of us, it all feels like a distant memory. From how we work to how we learn, who we see and where we can go,…
Nation Mar 05The Longest Year: Fighting ‘the invisible enemy’
In the first episode of a series we're calling "The Longest Year," which tells the stories of the isolation, uncertainty, fear, loss and new understanding that have spread alongside the virus, we focus on the people on the front lines.
Health Feb 05Why we haven’t cracked the mystery of COVID ‘long-haulers’
For people whose COVID-19 symptoms linger for months, the effects can be devastating and debilitating.
Politics Jan 20Biden speaks at Lincoln Memorial: ‘I have never been more optimistic about America’
President Joe Biden addressed the country on Jan. 20 from the Lincoln Memorial after the sun had set on his Inauguration Day festivities. “America’s story depends on not any one of us, but on all of us,” Biden said. “That’s…
Nation Jan 08What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked
On Jan. 6, for the first time in more than two centuries, Congress was attacked and overrun, this time by its own citizens. The PBS NewsHour's anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks to correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz and…
Jan 07National Guard soldiers from several states will arrive in D.C. today
The NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports that incoming National Guard soldiers will not be conducting law enforcement, but instead protecting property, including the U.S. Capitol, to allow D.C. police to do their jobs. Senior Army and Department of Defense officials say…
Jan 06Mob storming U.S. Capitol should not have been a surprise, officials say
The NewsHour's Amna Nawaz tells Judy Woodruff that "several steps should have been taken, I'm told by law enforcement officials, to prevent" the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol.