Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks is editor for The California Report, KQED’s daily, statewide radio news program. She leads KQED's immigration coverage, and recently reported on the plight of migrant teens locked in indefinite detention -- a collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting. She also coordinates KQED's election coverage. Before joining KQED in 2010, Tyche worked as a newspaper reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury-News and the Seattle Times. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, including a 2012 Edward R. Murrow award for KQED's election coverage;  the Society for Professional Journalists; the Education Writers Association; the Best of the West and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Tyche has taught at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and, from 2010 to 2015, directed a national immigration symposium for professional journalists there She is the author of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (U.C. Press, 2010). Tyche holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and master's degrees in Latin American Studies and  Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. She speaks fluent Spanish and passable French. thendricks@kqed.org

Top 5 Things Californians Should Know About the Senate Immigration Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill 68 to 32 on Thursday afternoon. Here are the major ways it would affect California if it becomes law. 1. It would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. The path to citizenship is a big deal for California because almost a quarter of the estimated 11 million … Continue reading Top 5 Things Californians Should Know About the Senate Immigration Bill →

5 Ongoing Problems and 4 Reasons For Hope: California Policy Pros Discuss the State’s Future

After years of slashing budgets and experiencing political gridlock, California might be climbing out of its ditch. The economy is picking up, a handful of government reforms have been implemented, and more Californians say things are looking better. Does all of this mean the trajectory will continue in the right direction? Or are we just … Continue reading 5 Ongoing Problems and 4 Reasons For Hope: California Policy Pros Discuss the State’s Future →

State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time

State Controller John Chiang announced this morning that he plans to withold the paychecks of state legislators, starting June 16, if the lawmakers haven’t submitted a balanced budget to the governor. The real tough love? “Payments forfeited will not be paid retroactively.” Chiang says he’s just complying with the terms of Proposition 25, the “On-Time … Continue reading State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time →