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
World Apr 03What you need to know about the #PanamaPapers investigation
Eleven million leaked documents published on Sunday reveal how a secretive law firm based in Panama may have helped world leaders such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak move money.
World Nov 24Paris, where the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity meet reality
During my week in Paris, there were signs of both solidarity and suspicion among people that in some ways reminded of the United States after 9/11, but to compare the two would be a disservice to the unique tragedies and…
World Nov 11Lessons I learned from a man who’s walking around the world
There’s a man walking around the planet. He’s not doing it to set a record, he’s not on some religious quest, he’s just doing it to tell our stories. I has lucky enough to walk a few miles with him.
Health Oct 16What a year of tracking my sleep taught me about sleep
It’s 3:45 a.m. as I write this. More than half of Americans surveyed this spring report very good or good sleep quality. Not me. Depending on when you ask, I’d probably fall into the 36 percent who rate their…
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…