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

Why higher tariffs would hurt the Inland Empire economy

In his annual forecast, economist John Husing painted a sunny picture for 2017, but cautioned that 2018 could be rough if Trump fulfills a key campaign promise.

Plaque dedicated at President Obama’s former Pasadena residence

President Obama lived in a Pasadena apartment building from 1980 to 1981 during his sophomore year at Occidental College.

San Bernardino cops reflect one year after terrorist attack

One year after a mass shooting left 14 dead and 22 injured, Chief Jarrod Burguan says his department is forever changed and is investing in tools to prevent terror.

Police Commission: 3 LAPD officers unjustified in fatal shootings

In a rare move, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD decided three officers violated department policy in two separate shootings last year.

Family of Compton man fatally shot by FBI plans wrongful death claim

Family members of David Coborubio say he was unarmed when he was shot by agents who stormed the home with a warrant for a neighbor.

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

UCLA community gathers for second of 2 vigils following shooting

UCLA students and faculty gathered Friday for a second vigil to remember engineering professor William Klug, killed Wednesday in a murder-suicide on campus.

Protests get violent as Costa Mesa Trump rally draws to a close

Anti-Trump protesters stormed the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater where Donald Trump held his first campaign rally in Southern California.

Why your rent's going up by $100

That's how much rent on the average Southern California apartment is to rise in the next two years, in part because new units are being built fast enough to keep up with demand.

The LA Marathon is Sunday. What's the price tag?

Running in the marathon costs about $200. But to close streets, pay medical staff and clean the streets in LA and Santa Monica, it will likely surpass $1 million.

LA city panel urges minimum-wage exemption for 3 nonprofits

A City Council committee is recommending that the groups, which provide job training, be granted an 18-month exemption before complying fully with the wage law.

Sister of Skid Row man shot by police in 'state of shock'

Charly Keunang spoke to his sister and mother the day before he was killed, according to a family spokesman. They didn't know he was homeless. They may sue the police.

Assembly speaker proposes fees and tax breaks to fund affordable housing

Speaker Toni Atkins proposes three measures, including a new fee on real estate transactions to create a $500 million fund for affordable housing development.

Culver City's rising rents lead to tough conversations

A hot debate in Culver City ended with rent control taken off the table. The alternative is likely even more contentious: density.

Airbnb in negotiations with LA on occupancy taxes

The site is already collecting occupancy tax in many cities, and says it's negotiating with L.A., where housing advocates complain apartments are being converted into short-term rentals.