Hari Sreenivasan

Hariharan "Hari" Sreenivasan,[1] born in 1974, is an American broadcast journalist.

Hari Sreenivasan
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Sreenivasan during an interview (2019).
Hariharan Sreenivasan

1974 (1974) (age 47)
Alma materUniversity of Puget Sound (BA)
OccupationTelevision journalist


Sreenivasan was born in Mumbai, India, around 1974.[2] After immigrating to the United States at age seven,[3] he attended Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington.[4] where he became a radio disc jockey. While earning his degree in 1995 in mass communication (with minors in politics and philosophy) at University of Puget Sound,[5] he interned for several TV news stations in the state of Washington. In September 2008, Sreenivasan became a U.S. citizen.[3]

He was hired full-time in 1995 by then-NBC affiliate WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, and later moved to San Francisco, California, to work for CNET, covering the high tech sector. In 2004, Sreenivasan joined ABC News in New York City as a correspondent, he became co-anchor, with Taina Hernandez, of World News Now, and concurrently co-hosted, with Jake Tapper, the behind-the-scenes podcast ABC News Shuffle. In early 2009, he worked as a correspondent for CBS News' Dallas bureau.[6]

Late in 2009,[7][8][9] he became an "online/on-air correspondent"[9] for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, delivering the television broadcast's news-summary and end-of-the-hour recap[8] and leading the show's blog.[9] In 2013, Sreenivasan became the anchor for the PBS NewsHour Weekend made at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.[10] He regularly replaced the late correspondent Gwen Ifill and stands in for Judy Woodruff when she is away or on assignment.

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri and Sreenivasan hosted a talk given by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on September 28, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan,[11] in front of an audience of over 18,000.[12] This was Modi's first visit to the United States since he had been denied a visa in 2005.[13]

Other PBS projectsEdit

Sreenivasan also anchors SciTech Now, a science program produced by WLIW 21, a WNET sister station and PBS affiliate on Long Island. He is also a correspondent for Amanpour & Company, based out of the WNET studios in Manhattan.[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "In memory of my father, by Hari Sreenivasan". ompower.com.
  2. ^ "Interview with Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent, ABC News Now -- August 2005" Archived 2006-04-25 at the Wayback Machine at JournalismJobs.com
  3. ^ a b Sreenivasan, Hari (September 18, 2008). "Going All In: The Story Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen". Couric & Co. CBS News. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Owen, Rob. "Hari Sreenivasan: From Nathan Hale High to 'PBS NewsHour'". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Three Questions: Hari Sreenivasan moves to CBS News - and Dallas", February 15, 2007, at South Asian Journalists Association site
  6. ^ "Hari Sreenivasan -- Correspondent" at CBS News
  7. ^ "Press Release", November 23, 2009, at PBS.org
  8. ^ a b "Introducing...", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
  9. ^ a b c "What Is the Rundown?", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
  10. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (September 8, 2013). "'PBS NewsHour' Begins Its Overhaul". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  11. ^ Sinha, Shreeya (September 27, 2014). "Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception". The New York Times.
  12. ^ Pennington, Mathew (September 28, 2014). "India's Modi takes Madison Square Garden (+video)". Christian Science Monitor.
  13. ^ Gowen, Annie (September 26, 2014). "India's Modi begins rock star-like U.S. tour". Washington Post.
  14. ^ Koblin, John (September 9, 2018). "Christiane Amanpour Takes the Old 'Charlie Rose' Slot on PBS". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-11-01.

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