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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 (245 archives)


The California Report | Nov 21, 2014 4:30 PM
Enjoying Thanksgiving One Bite at a Time Through 'Mindful Eating'

Those of us who are lucky enough to have the option of indulging this Thanksgiving will eat, and eat, and eat some more -- and then sit around a lot. As this perfect storm of calories approaches, we present a favorite story from last year. Reporter Rachael Myrow found a class in Marin County that teaches "mindful eating," which urges us to slow down, and put down our knife and fork.

The California Report | Oct 21, 2014 8:50 AM
Latino Vote Remains Sleeping Giant of California Electorate

If you're not registered to vote yet, you won't be able to vote in the November 4 election. The deadline to sign up was Monday. A non-partisan group called Voto Latino might be able to claim credit for a few last-minute filers - but the Latino vote remains the sleeping giant of California politics.

The California Report | Sep 26, 2014 8:50 AM
Hacking for Democracy: Code for America Summit

Roughly 800 people gathered in San Francisco this week for the fourth annual Code for America summit. The nonprofit embeds coders, designers and other techies into government offices and agencies around the country to help aging bureaucratic infrastructure serve citizens better.

The California Report | Sep 19, 2014 4:30 PM
Navigating Social Media in Middle School a Big Challenge for Parents, Too

At this point in the digital revolution, children as young as one are salivating for their own phone, if they haven't appropriated yours. But the conversation really amps up around middle school, with smartphones, iPods and social media. We explore the social media landscape middle schoolers find all around themselves, 24/7, and how parents might think about helping them navigate it.

The California Report | Sep 16, 2014 8:50 AM
Farewell Rachael Myrow!

Our host of seven years says goodbye to the show. Rachael Myrow is moving on to KQED's Silicon Valley News Desk.

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