Hendrick Sybrandy

Hendrik Sybrandy

Hendrik Sybrandy became the first correspondent for CGTN’s Denver Bureau in February, 2014. Prior to joining the network, he spent 30 years reporting for six local news stations around the U.S. (in Sioux Falls, S.D., San Antonio, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Denver). 

Sybrandy has covered major national stories (the Columbine High School massacre, the Aurora theater shootings, the Columbia shuttle disaster, the Oklahoma City bombing trials, the L.A. earthquake and the O.J. Simpson and Rodney King trials), international stories (peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and Kosovo) and been in the middle of blizzards, fires and floods as well. He enjoys reporting on issues like politics, immigration, the environment and the economy, space and technology. He’s won two Emmy awards for his efforts.

Sybrandy has a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University and has taught T.V. news at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Follow Hendrik Sybrandy on Twitter @hsybrandy

STORIES BY HENDRIK SYBRANDY

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July 10, 2020

Sewage surveillance helps fight COVID-19

With COVID-19 testing very inconsistent across the U.S., health officials are looking at other methods to measure the spread of the coronavirus. Among those being drafted in​to this effort: wastewater treatment facilities. It seems the virus is very much present in raw sewage.  Read More...
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June 19, 2020

Denver Juneteenth parade

June 19th, holds special significance for African Americans.  It was on this day in 1865 that black slaves in the state of Texas received word that they were free.  That news led to the creation of Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the […] Read More...
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June 18, 2020

Protesters call for justice for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

U.S. President Trump’s ​rally ​on Saturday will be held in a city that’s seen its share of police protests lately. In addition, Tulsa, ​Oklahoma is still trying to come to terms with an ugly episode of racial violence that took place nearly a century ago. Learn more. Read More...
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June 18, 2020

More U.S. cities adopt ‘Duty to Intervene’ policy

Among police reforms being adopted by more and more U.S. cities is a concept called ‘Duty to Intervene.’  It requires officers to step in when a fellow officer is using excessive force.  Three police officers failed to intervene during the recent George Floyd killing in Minneapolis.  Read More...
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June 13, 2020

Free testing for protesters

Mass protests over police misconduct have sparked concerns that they could be breeding grounds for the coronavirus and potentially trigger new outbreaks.  So some U.S. cities are offering protesters free COVID-19 tests to determine if they’ve become infected. Read More...
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June 5, 2020

COVID-19: What is the future of workplace?

As companies and businesses begin reopening across the U.S., the question those who rely on physical workplaces are asking is “how?” How we do keep our employees and customers safe in this new pandemic environment? One thing is pretty clear: stores and offices will look different […] Read More...
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June 5, 2020

Ski resort in Colorado reopens

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado is known for, among other things, the length of its season. Its base elevation, 3200 meters, higher than most other ski resorts, allows it to run in June.   “Spring is some of the best days at A-Basin,” said one snowboarder. “Don’t even need […] Read More...
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May 27, 2020

U.S. nursing home workers face risks caring for COVID-19 patients

They’re among the biggest hot spots for the coronavirus: U.S. nursing homes. ​Data bases maintained by news agencies show residents and workers at long-term care facilities account for more than one-third of total U.S. deaths from COVID-19. Further outbreaks affecting some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens​and […] Read More...
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May 27, 2020

Supercomputers join in the battle against COVID-19

As you might imagine, technology is playing a key role as scientists scramble to find vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus.  Now, some of them are calling in the big guns, supercomputers, to help do the massive number crunching required.  Many facets of COVID-19 remain a […] Read More...
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