In this episode of The Soul of Life I speak with PBS News anchor Hari Sreenivasan about being a balanced journalist, his work with news legends Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff, racial reconciliation, and his role in his family as code switcher that planted seeds of interest in reporting.
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.” Hari also contributes to Amanpour and Company and hosts and produces the YouTube channel Take on Fake, to expose misinformation on the internet.
Late in 2009, Sreenivisan 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. He regularly replaced the late correspondent Gwen Ifill and stands in for Judy Woodruff when she is away or on assignment.