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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 (268 archives)

The California Report | Feb 19, 2016 4:30 PM
Silicon Valley Really Is Having More Fun Playing Music in Community Orchestras

On any given night, thousands of amateur musicians show up in churches and rec rooms all over California to play in community orchestras. We spent time with members of Silicon Valley's Nova Vista Symphony to find out what drives folks with challenging day jobs to spend their free time playing classical music.

The California Report | Dec 4, 2015 4:30 PM
Bay Area High School Choirs Face Off in 'American Idol'-Style Sing-Off

The musical competition has been with us for a long, long time, but "American Idol" took the form to a whole new level, reaching highs and lows never seen before. The show is about to air its final season, but over the course of 15 years, its phenomenal popularity has inspired a host of TV shows, movies and real life competitions, like a high school choir sing-off going on right now in the San Francisco Bay Area. And your vote could determine who wins.

The California Report | Nov 9, 2015 8:50 AM
California Lawmakers Divided Over Trans Pacific Partnership

With the Trans Pacific Partnership hanging on approval from federal lawmakers, Obama administration officials are busy praising the trade deal's benefits to the United States, and California. The Golden State has a lot riding on the vote.

The California Report | Oct 23, 2015 8:50 AM
California Cities Compete to Land Google Fiber Service

Google Fiber is fast, way faster than the Internet and TV service that AT&T or Comcast provides most customers these days. Which city will be the first in California to get it? Several are vying for the opportunity, including Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, San Diego and Irvine.

The California Report | Jul 8, 2015 8:50 AM
National Backlash Against Sanctuary Cities Might Not Spark Policy Change

Francisco Sanchez is pleading "not guilty" to murder at his arraignment in San Francisco yesterday. He's accused of shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at a waterfront tourist spot in San Francisco. According to a source close to the investigation, the gun Sanchez used belonged to a federal agent. The incident has put sanctuary cities in the spotlight. Senator Dianne Feinstein called on San Francisco's mayor to start cooperating with federal immigration officials. But in California, it's not clear what, if any, policy changes will result from this shooting.

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