Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks is immigration and criminal justice editor at KQED Public Radio, where she leads a team of enterprise and investigative reporters. She has reported on the plight of migrant teens locked in indefinite detention -- a collaboration with Reveal, at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She was formerly KQED’s politics and governance editor, and ran the station’s election coverage over four election cycles. Hendricks was a newspaper reporter for many years, notably at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered immigration and demographics. Her work has won awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc., the Radio and Television News Directors’ Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Education Writers Association and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, among others. Hendricks has taught at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and co-directed a symposium there for professional journalists on immigration law and policy from 2010 to 2015. She is the author of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (UC Press, 2010).

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