Andrea Bernstein


Contact Andrea Bernstein

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

Land grab: What happens when warehouses move in next door?

Developers squeezed for space to build logistics warehouses in the Inland Empire are eyeing residential areas as potential sites. They're offering owners top dollar to sell.

Will Trump's scaled-down health plans fly in the hot labor market?

To lower costs, Trump is making it easier for businesses to buy insurance through "association health plans," which offer less coverage than the ACA requires. But can employers can't attract good talent with low-coverage health plans?

More manufacturing jobs are coming to the Antelope Valley

The country's largest electric bus manufacturing plant opens today in Lancaster. Spanning 7 football fields, the facility will employ 1,200 union workers.

LA's 20 hottest jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

Economists say 20 key occupations will generate 67,000 job openings in L.A. over the next 5 years. But can community colleges recruit and train enough students?

Vegas hotel security is largely a secret — but not at the Wynn

Last year, Steve Wynn revealed some of the extraordinary measures he took to safeguard his Vegas hotels. Most other hotels keep that information private.

Salaries are rising: The average worker in LA made $62,000 last year

That's up from $55,000 in 2014. Economists say low, middle and high earners all saw increases, mostly because so few people are looking for a job.

CA homeowners: Here's how the GOP tax plan might affect you

The Republican tax blueprint calls for a bigger standard deduction and fewer write-offs. For California homeowners who like those write-offs, that's not good news.

Equifax FAQ: Should I freeze my credit reports?

The Equifax security breach has many wondering if they should freeze their credit reports. Our expert says yes, and explains how to do it.

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.