About Hari @hari
Hari Sreenivasan joined the PBS NewsHour in 2009. He is the Anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend and a Senior Correspondent for the nightly program.
Prior to joining NewsHour, he was at CBS News, reporting for 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 and KAPP-TV in Yakima, Washington.
Sreenivasan received an Emmy award for a story on gold mining by children in the Philippines. He has previous nominations for work from PBS NewsHour, Frontline and during his time at CBS. Sreenivasan is a member of both the South Asian Journalists Association and the Asian American Journalists Association and a 2003 graduate of the AAJA Executive Leadership Program.
Hari’s Recent Stories
Politics Jan 11Prop 8 Trial: Watch Interviews With Gay Couple, Opposition Lawyer
On tonight’s NewsHour, Spencer Michels began our coverage of the federal trial over same-sex marriage in California that could have an impact across the country. Watch his extended interview with Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, a gay couple…
Politics Jan 08Shields and Brooks on Televising Health Care Talks, Obama Lobbying Rules
In this edition of The Rundown with Mark and David, columnists Mark Shields and David Shields discuss C-SPAN’s push to have Congress’ final health reform bill negotiations be televised and the balance of power between lobbyists and congressional staffers.
Economy Jan 08NYT’s Leonhardt: Unemployment Figures ‘Worse Than Expected’
After news today that the U.S. unemployment rate held steady around 10 percent in December, we spoke with New York Times columnist David Leonhardt of the Economix blog for more context on the numbers: _pap_embed_custom('news01s385dqce7',482,304,"");…
Health Jan 06An Interview With Francesco Clark of ‘This Emotional Life’
Seven and a half years ago, Francesco Clark survived a tragic swimming pool accident that severed his spinal cord and left him paralyzed. While it took him a long time to overcome a deep depression, he is getting stronger by…
Politics Jan 06Citing Tough Political Climate, Dodd to Depart Senate
Sen. Chris Dodd said outside his Connecticut home Wednesday that he won't seek a sixth Senate term, saying that his decision was partially based on him being in "the toughest political shape" of his career. The Senate Banking Committee…
Politics Jan 06Immigration a Crucial Factor in Shifting Political Battlegrounds
At the dawn of another election year, it's always helpful to take stock of where the political landscape stands and how it's changed. Twenty eight years ago, the campaign battlegrounds were located in very different places than they are now.
Economy Jan 01WSJ’s David Wessel on the Shape of the Economy in 2010
_pap_embed_custom('news01s3803qd57',482,304,""); Wall Street Journal economics editor and Fed watcher David Wessel stopped by the Rundown to talk shop on different parts of the economy and what to expect in 2010. Recorded on New Year's Eve, so references to "next…
Politics Dec 30Michael Beschloss on Obama’s First Year
_pap_embed_custom('news01s37f8qce7',482,304,""); Author, historian and frequent PBS NewsHour guest Michael Beschloss stops by the Rundown to frame the issues that shaped President Obama's first year. He also gives us a hint on his next major project.
World Dec 29Which Watch List Was the Christmas Day Bomber On?
Margaret Warner stops by the Rundown to share some of her reporting on how and where the security system seems to have broken down around the attempted attack on a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day.
Education Dec 25Merrow: School Boards Paying Attention to Pay-for-Performance Idea
Capping off a week of reports on major changes happening over the past few years in Washington, D.C., schools, education correspondent John Merrow talked to the Rundown about the idea of tying teachers' pay to performance…