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Andrea Bernstein is a correspondent at KPCC covering the Southern California workplace, jobs and small business.

Prior to that she was an editor at KPCC and a reporter at the radio business program Marketplace.

Before coming to public radio, Andrea worked at KNBC and several daily newspapers in Southern California. She is also the author of the book “The 30 Second Seduction” based on a story she first reported at Marketplace.

Andrea holds degrees from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, and the University of La Verne. She lives in the San Gabriel Valley with her husband, two daughters and her pet beagle, Monty.​


Stories by Andrea Bernstein

E-retailers struggle to find warehouse space near LA basin

As more customers choose same-day delivery, e-retailers are racing to expand, leasing small industrial spaces in urban pockets of SoCal – if they can find them.

The workplace bills that passed the CA legislature — and a song about them

More than a dozen workplace bills have passed the legislature and are now sitting on Gov. Brown's desk, waiting for a signature or veto. Here's a quick summary.

On Brown's desk: A bill to give employers cover in ICE raids

Under the measure, employers would have to ask immigration agents for a warrant before letting them in. The bill's author says many employers are afraid to ask.

This bill is designed to help CA's sweaty indoor workers

The state has 16 months to draft an indoor heat standard, which sets rules to protect workers. This week lawmakers consider a bill to speed up the process.

Your co-workers' salary data could be made public

Many women wonder if their male co-workers make more money for doing the same work. A bill in Sacramento may answer that question for some.

Why entrepreneurship could be a way forward for 'Dreamers'

If Congress fails to preserve DACA, more than 800,000 immigrants would lose their work permits. But you don't need a work authorization to form your own business.

The worst Hurricane Harvey gas price hikes haven't hit California

Refinery outages drove worldwide gas prices up 10 to 20 cents a gallon. They only went up about 6 cents in California, which refines its own gas.

Got questions about DACA? We've got some answers

Under DACA, young adults who came to the U.S. illegally as kids can work legally. An immigration attorney lays out businesses' options if the program goes away.

More evidence of the construction worker shortage

Nearly 80 percent of California construction firms say they plan to expand their crews in the coming year, despite a shortage of skilled workers in the job pool.

Housing construction is booming in SoCal's Inland Empire

For years, California has not added enough new housing to keep up with population growth. But 2017 is looking better, due in part to a boom in the Inland Empire.

Top editors abruptly ousted at Los Angeles Times

Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

LA set to approve labor rules for homeless housing construction

The city is about to set rules for its 10-year project to build 10,000 units of homeless housing. The rules would guarantee workers the "prevailing wage."

What Californians should watch for as NAFTA talks begin

Trade officials from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are renegotiating NAFTA for the first time in more than 20 years. Here's what Californians need to know.

​Los Angeles approves plan to host the 2028 Games

The City Council on Friday endorsed documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932.

LA wants to out contractors who work on Trump's wall

The council asked the city attorney to draft a law requiring its contractors (and those bidding for city work) to disclose if they've taken a border wall contract.