Sreenivasan during an interview (2019).
1974 (age 45)
|Alma mater||University of Puget Sound (BA)|
Sreenivasan was born in Mumbai, India, into a Brahmin Tamil family, around 1974. After immigrating to the United States at age seven, he attended Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington. 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, he interned for several TV news stations in the state of Washington. In September 2008, Sreenivasan became a U.S. citizen.
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.
Late in 2009, he became an "online/on-air correspondent" for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, delivering the television broadcast's news-summary and end-of-the-hour recap and leading the show's blog. In 2013, Sreenivasan became the anchor for the PBS NewsHour Weekend made at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. 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, in front of an audience of over 18,000. This was Modi's first visit to the United States since he had been denied a visa in 2005.
Other PBS projects
Sreenivasan also anchors SciTech Now, a science program produced by WLIW 21, a WNET sister station and PBS affiliate on Long Island and is a correspondent for Amanpour & Company based out of the WNET studios in Manhattan.
- "In memory of my father, by Hari Sreenivasan". ompower.com.
- "Hari Sreenivasan -- Correspondent" at CBS News
- "Interview with Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent, ABC News Now -- August 2005" at JournalismJobs.com
- Sreenivasan, Hari (September 18, 2008). "Going All In: The Story Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen". Couric & Co. CBS News. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
- Owen, Rob. "Hari Sreenivasan: From Nathan Hale High to 'PBS NewsHour'". Seattle Times. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- "Three Questions: Hari Sreenivasan moves to CBS News - and Dallas", February 15, 2007, at South Asian Journalists Association site
- "Press Release", November 23, 2009, at PBS.org
- "Introducing...", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
- "What Is the Rundown?", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
- Jensen, Elizabeth (September 8, 2013). "'PBS NewsHour' Begins Its Overhaul". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
- Sinha, Shreeya (September 27, 2014). "Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception". The New York Times.
- Pennington, Mathew (September 28, 2014). "India's Modi takes Madison Square Garden (+video)". Christian Science Monitor.
- Gowen, Annie (September 26, 2014). "India's Modi begins rock star-like U.S. tour". Washington Post.
- Hari Sreenivasan on Facebook
- Hari Sreenivasan on Twitter
- Three Questions for Hari Sreenivasan from SAJAforum.org
- Profile from ABC Medianet
- Profile from the South Asian Journalists Association
- Article on rediff.com based on Sreenivasan's sulekha.com blog entry
- Interview on JournalismJobs.com, August 2005
- SciTech Now website
- Hari Sreenivasan Joins PBS NewsHour November 23, 2009.