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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 (274 archives)


The California Report | Jul 17, 2017 8:50 AM
How William F. Buckley Jr. Tore Down Summer of Love Liberalisms

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The California Report | Jul 7, 2017 8:50 AM
Ben Fong-Torres Remembers His Summer of Love in San Francisco

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The California Report | Jun 21, 2017 8:50 AM
State Senator Hopes Pot Laws Will Help Family Farms

Urban farmers got a big boost when a state law made it easier for urban land owners to loan out their properties for agriculture. But the concept is taking more time than anticipated to take root, and a new bill to extend the proposal is making its way through the legislature.

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.

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