Andrea Bernstein


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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

Suicides in LA County jails drop by half

The Sheriff's Department reports 5 jail suicides last year, down from 10 in 2013. The drop comes after federal officials said L.A. jail suicide rates were too high.

LA County fires off missive against military base closure

County Supervisors act fast after Defense Department asks congress to allow commission to study future base closures around the U.S.

Starbucks can boost local home values, study says

Zillow says home prices rise when they are close to a Starbucks. Local real estate agents say Whole Foods can also have that effect.

VA's West LA campus will be revamped and returned to homeless vets

Sources tell KPCC the 387-acre campus will be transformed into a site that houses and treats homeless disabled veterans to settle a lawsuit alleging the property was misused.

First Person: Eric Barr fights back against his stroke with theater

A former UC Riverside theater professor is the writer-performer of a one-man show about his battle to recover from a series of strokes.

Serious offenders in LA now serving 100 percent of their jail time

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says Prop 47 has reduced the jail population by about 3,000 inmates, leaving space for serious offenders to serve longer jail sentences.

L.A. County's jail population at lowest number in three years

Probation officials credit Prop 47 for restoring jail population to pre-realignment levels in a matter of weeks. And they expect the drop to continue.

Middle class family cheers President's plan to triple Child Care Tax Credit

California is one of the least affordable states for working parents. The average cost of full time child care for an infant is more than $12,000 per year per child.

LA Sheriff: Deputy misconduct data will be public

Sheriff Jim McDonnell says his department will post statistics on use of force, citizen complaints and deputies disciplined for misconduct - but won't name officers.

Team charged with structuring LA Sheriffs watchdog commission to meet

County supervisors appoint five people to a working group that will decide the size, scope and authority of future Citizens Oversight Commission

LA takes first step in merging mental health into health department

County supervisors ordered staff to figure out how to roll mental health and public health under Health Services. Mental health advocates oppose the idea.

Can an algorithm predict child abuse?

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services is testing an algorithm that would tell social workers which children are most at risk of abuse.

LA County Supervisors vow to speed up child welfare reforms

The temporary leadership of a new independent oversight body asks Supervisors to keep child welfare reforms front and center.

Inglewood residents upbeat about proposed NFL team, stadium

A few admitted they weren't holding their breath, since Los Angeles has not had a football team in 20 years, despite numerous attempts.

Fitness industry gears up for busy January

The new year's most popular exercise options are polar opposites: no-frills gyms and high-end training studios give consumers a range of possibilities.