Hari Sreenivasan is leaving CBS News for a position with PBS’s “The NewsHour.” The veteran CBS correspondent will serve as an anchor for the PBS program, which is set to relaunch as “PBS NewsHour” on December 7th, dropping Jim Lehrer‘s name from the title in an effort to broaden its audience.
Sreenivasan has been tapped to serve as the face of PBS’s effort to bring its venerable nightly news program into the digital age. He will report and anchor web-based news updates throughout the day in addition to appearing on the evening newscast. “Hari’s skill and innovation bringing news to audiences on multiple platforms will be tremendous assets as the ‘PBS NewsHour’ fully integrates its on-air and online operations,” said Linda Winslow, Executive Producer of the “PBS NewsHour.”
Before joining CBS, where he appeared regularly on the “CBS Evening News” and “The Early Show,” Sreenivasan played a major role in ABC News’ 24-hour digital service “ABC News NOW.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me,” Sreenivasan said in a news release. “Jim Lehrer and his colleagues at the NewsHour and PBS have set the standard for top quality reporting and analysis. I look forward to helping them meet the exciting challenges presented by the new landscape in journalism.”