Hari Sreenivasan

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This article is about the Indian-American TV journalist. For the Indian surgeon, see Hariharan Srinivasan.
Hari Sreenivasan
Hari Sreenivasan.jpg
Sreenivasan at work in 2012.
Born Hariharan Sreenivasan
1974 (1974) (age 43)
Mumbai, India
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Puget Sound (B.A.)
Occupation Television journalist
Employer

Hariharan "Hari" Sreenivasan[2] (born 1974) is an Indian-born American broadcast journalist.

Biography[edit]

Sreenivasan was born in Mumbai, India, in a Tamil Brahmin family,[3] around 1974.[4] After immigrating to the United States at age seven,[5] he attended Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington,[6] 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,[7] he interned for several TV news stations in Washington state. In September 2008, Sreenivasan became an American citizen.[5]

He was hired full-time in 1995 by 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.[3]

Late in 2009,[8][9][10] he became an "online/on-air correspondent"[10] for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, delivering the television broadcast's news-summary and end-of-the-hour recap[9] and leading the show's blog.[10] In 2013, Sreenivasan became the anchor for the PBS NewsHour Weekend made at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.[11] Also regularly, he replaced the late Gwen Ifill and stands in for Judy Woodruff when she is away or on assignment. Even in one week anchored with Gwen.

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,[12] in front of an audience of over 18,000.[13] This was Modi's first visit to the United States since he was denied a visa in 2005.[14]

Other PBS project[edit]

Sreenivasan also anchors SciTech Now, a science program produced by WLIW 21, a WNET sister station and PBS affiliate in Long Island, New York.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sreenivasan, Hari (September 17, 2001). "The Rediff Special/ Hari Sreenivasan". Rediff.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "In memory of my father, by Hari Sreenivasan". ompower.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Hari Sreenivasan -- Correspondent" at CBS News
  4. ^ "Interview with Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent, ABC News Now -- August 2005" at JournalismJobs.com
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Owen, Rob. "Hari Sreenivasan: From Nathan Hale High to 'PBS NewsHour'". Seattle Times. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Three Questions: Hari Sreenivasan moves to CBS News - and Dallas", February 15, 2007, at South Asian Journalists Association site
  8. ^ "Press Release", November 23, 2009, at PBS.org
  9. ^ a b "Introducing...", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
  10. ^ a b c "What Is the Rundown?", December 3, 2009, at PBS.org
  11. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (September 8, 2013). "'PBS NewsHour' Begins Its Overhaul". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ Sinha, Shreeya (September 27, 2014). "Indian Leader Narendra Modi, Once Unwelcome in U.S., Gets Rock Star Reception". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ Pennington, Mathew (September 28, 2014). "India's Modi takes Madison Square Garden (+video)". Christian Science Monitor. 
  14. ^ Gowen, Annie (September 26, 2014). "India's Modi begins rock star-like U.S. tour". Washington Post. 

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