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

Rose Parade 2015: Thousands brave cold; float winners announced

The parade's theme, "Inspiring Stories," was meant to highlight the life of Louis Zamperini, who was named Grand Marshall but passed away earlier this year. See the full list of float winners.

Could Grand Park be LA's version of Times Square?

Downtown's Grand Park doubles down for second annual public New Year's Eve bash. Officials hope it will become L.A.'s version of Times Square.

LA prepares to count number of people living on the streets

Organizers hope to recruit 6,000 volunteers to canvas 4,000 miles of Los Angeles County in late January to count the homeless population.

On Christmas Day: Pick a Yule Log, any Yule Log

Local TV services and apps are all offering a crackling fire — the Yule Log — for Christmas Day viewing. Sample some here (including an "Outlander" one!)

Deputy gets 18 months for obstructing FBI investigation

The last of seven one-time Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies convicted for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails was sentenced Monday.

How Los Angeles cut its homeless family population

Federal dollars and coordinated services at the county level has meant fewer kids on the streets, though overall homelessness remained about the same.

'Sleeping Beauty' panto production debuts at Pasadena Playhouse

The British holiday stage tradition is a lively, family-friendly grab-bag of theater genres that relies on audience participation.

LA County approves new civilian watchdog over Sheriff

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the creation of a civilian commission to oversee the sheriff’s department.

USC study reveals dramatically higher rates of child abuse

Researchers looked at data over a five-year period and focused on children from birth to age five, because they are known to be the most vulnerable to abuse.

'Frozen': The hottest toys this holiday season are ice cold

Disney doubled down on its animated hit "Frozen" this Black Friday, finally satisfying pent-up demand by little girls — and their parents.

LA supes give county lawyers green light to sue Exide

It's the latest setback for the troubled facility, which has been the target of toxics and air quality regulators for more than a year because of lead and arsenic pollution.

LA County wants to expand options for at-risk youth

Supervisors say red-tape prevents less traditional non-profits, like Homeboy Industries, from getting funding to help teens turn their lives around.

If mentally ill kept out of jail, does LA still need a new one?

District Attorney Jackie Lacey told L.A. County Supervisors Wednesday the county needs both a plan to divert the mentally ill and a new jail.

Church group hikers missing in Eaton Canyon reunited with family

Rescued young people say they relied on body heat and lit a fire to keep warm through the night.

Election 2014 turnout: Why more young voters decline party affiliation

Young Californians are increasingly choosing "No Party Preference," which may lead to no-shows on election day.