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Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks
Project Editor, The California Report

Tyche Hendricks is the editor of Governing California, a project of The California Report, where she’s responsible for on air and on-line coverage of state governance.

Hendricks spent more than a dozen years at newspapers, most of them at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered immigration, demographics and immigrant communities. She has also reported on local government, transportation, urban planning, cops and courts and schools. She has worked at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News and the Seattle Times.

Hendricks reported extensively on the U.S.-Mexico border and her book, "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," was published by the University of California Press in June 2010. She teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Hendricks started her journalism career in radio, filing stories for Marketplace, Pacifica Network News and The California Report. Her work has won awards from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Best of the West and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. She was a Knight Digital Media Fellow in 2010.

She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from UC Berkeley. She speaks fluent Spanish and passable French.

Stories (271 archives)


The California Report | Jun 13, 2017 8:50 AM
California Arts Council Announces Record-Breaking Grants Worth $15 Million

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The California Report | May 8, 2017 8:50 AM
The Secret Behind Eight Blues Award Nominees? A Big Norwegian

The Blues Music Awards are coming up this week in Memphis, Tennessee. That's where you'd expect those awards to be held. But a funny fact ties the event to the San Francisco Bay Area. Eight nominations are directly linked to a hefty, chain-smoking Norwegian from San Jose.

The California Report | May 1, 2017 8:50 AM
Stanford Psychiatrists Start Mental Health Conversation With Theater

In Palo Alto, where Asian-Americans make up nearly 40 percent of the student population, they also make up roughly 40 percent of youth suicides. But many parents are immigrants, leery of acknowledging mental health problems, let alone addressing them. So psychiatrists at Stanford University are turning to an unlikely art form to start conversations.

The California Report | Mar 29, 2017 8:50 AM
David Hockney Captures Yosemite With iPad Art

Yosemite National Park has inspired countless painters and photographers. Now, the famous L.A.-based visual artist David Hockney brings his take on the iconic landscape. The 28 images were all produced on an iPad.

The California Report | Feb 24, 2017 4:30 PM
Silicon Valley Theatre Scene Bristles With Political Edge in the Age of Trump

Long before he knew Donald Trump would be president, the artistic director of Naatak, a theater company in Silicon Valley, commissioned a play called "Airport Insecurity." It's opening this weekend, and now, it speaks to a visceral fear people have about their ability to travel in to and out of the U.S. It's one of several California plays resonating with the anxieties of this political moment.

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