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

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.

Pomona mechanics, bus drivers agree to return to work

The workers walked off the job after labor negotiations failed. That kept 19 Foothill Transit buses off the streets this morning, affecting about 12,000 riders.

More 'uncertainty' but also extra money if LA hosts the 2028 Games

A city council committee gets a staff report on the proposed deal with the IOC. While there is still no budget for hosting in 2028, the report predicts more revenue.

Clean energy programs have helped the Inland Empire's economy

These programs have helped inject billions of dollars into the area's economy, according to a study. But a local economist says another effect is high energy costs.

ICE probes of businesses seem to lag under Trump

ICE has audited an annual average of 2,000 businesses in recent years looking for workers in the U.S. illegally. The pace appears to have slowed under Trump; ICE denies it.

Bloomington parents say they were not told of warehouse plan

Parents in Bloomington say they were not looped in about a warehouse going up 70 feet from their children's school. Some fear truck fumes will pose health problems.

Should logistics warehouses and schools be neighbors?

A group of parents in a town near San Bernardino opposes a plan to build a warehouse near the local elementary school, fearful of the health effects from truck exhaust.

A fairytale ending for (at least some) Alfred Angelo bridesmaids

At least three bridesmaids got their dresses, despite the company's abrupt closure. Its bankruptcy filing suggests more than 2,000 Californians await dresses.