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
Health Jun 14South Korea’s economy takes hit as MERS outbreak persists
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak currently playing South Korea is believed to be the largest outbreak of the virus that has ever occurred outside of Saudi Arabia, where MERS is thought to have originated.
World Dec 28AirAsia plane missing over Java Sea, 162 on board
An AirAsia flight with 162 aboard lost contact with ground controllers over the Java Sea between Surabaya, Indonesia, and the plane’s intended destination, Singapore, the airline said Sunday.
Nation Dec 06Recalling Luke Somers as a ‘passionate’ and ‘dedicated’ colleague
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.
World Oct 09Islamic State group uses only half of a Quran verse to justify beheadings — see what’s in the other half
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.
Nation Aug 22When should police use deadly force?
Even with two investigations underway regarding Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., questions raised during two weeks of riots over the lethal use of police force are unlikely to fade. Did Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Brown,…
Nation Aug 14How Twitter is getting it right in Ferguson
When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were unjustly arrested Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that even President Barack Obama commented on during a press conference Thursday -- the news broke first on…
World Aug 095 things you didn’t know about Yazidis
Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with Professor Christine Allison about the Yezidis, a Kurdish religious minority group who are being targeted by Islamic militants in Iraq. Professor Allison teaches at the University of Exeter where she focuses on Kurdish History…
Nation Aug 03Hear from the scientists who saw the Ohio algae blooms coming
For a second day, residents of Toledo, Ohio, are not able to drink water flowing from their taps. The water is unsafe because of an algae bloom in Lake Erie, which is affecting the city and…
Science Jul 03What would you ask the head of the EPA?
If you had one question for Ms. mccarthy what would it be? Do you think the EPA is doing what's necessary? Not doing enough? Gone too far?…
Science Jun 28Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day mission underwater
Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, is part of the team spending more than a month beneath the waves at FIU's Aquarius Lab.