SciTech Now tells the stories of advancements in technology, science, and many other fields that could shape our future in amazing new ways. The half hour show is comprised of multiple segments that originate from PBS stations, including WCNY, in a collaborative network that stretches across the country. The stories are shared across the network and with each station choosing which stories are of greatest interest to their local communities.
WCNY is developing stories from our own region and sharing them with our partners. These stories are brought to viewers in our weekly show and provided online for on-demand streaming. Some shows will feature interviews and content from entrepreneurs locally through WCNY’s series of events for entrepreneurs, Startup Live!
Simon Perez teaches Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Before teaching, he worked for two decades in news domestically and abroad, in newspapers, magazines and television. Most recently, he was a reporter at KPIX TV, the CBS station in San Francisco. He returns to KPIX as a reporter every summer to stay abreast of industry developments. He’s excited to present the science, technology and innovation stories Central New York has to offer.
Hari Sreenivasan is the national correspondent for SciTech Now. He joined the PBS NewsHour in 2009. He is also the Anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend and a Senior Correspondent for the nightly program. Prior to joining NewsHour, he was at CBS News, reporting for the “CBS Evening News,” “The Early Show” and “CBS Sunday Morning.” Before that, he served as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, working extensively on the network’s 24-hour digital service “ABC News Now.” Sreenivasan also reported for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” “Nightline with Ted Koppel,” and anchored the overnight program “World News Now.”