‘PBS NewsHour Weekend’ Premieres This Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend will feature a summary of the day’s national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.
As appropriate, the PBS NewsHour Weekend team will work with local stations to produce stories of national interest for the broadcast.
“I am delighted about the expansion of the NewsHour to the weekend,” said Jim Lehrer, executive editor, and founding former news anchor for PBS NewsHour. “I welcome this latest expansion of our brand of trusted and balanced journalism. Plus, it is equally wonderful to rekindle our relationship with WNET, where Robert MacNeil and I started nearly 40 years ago.”
Sreenivasan has been with PBS NewsHour since 2009, currently serving as both a correspondent and as director of digital partnerships. Sreenivasan makes regular news updates throughout the day on the NewsHour's website, in addition to appearing nightly on the program. Prior to working at PBS NewsHour, he worked for CBS News, reporting regularly on 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,” “Nightline” and anchored the overnight program “World News Now.”