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

Election 2014: Kuehl wins LA Supervisors Race (and other local election results)

Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

Election 2014 turnout: Only 1 in 4 LA voters cast ballots in Tuesday's midterm

Early analysis shows what may be a record low turnout for a midterm election in Los Angeles County and the state of California. Why didn't people vote?

Halloween hit and run: Santa Ana leaders vow to make streets safer

Officials say they were already working on a strategic plan to make the city safer — and Friday's fatal hit and run accident shows the need for a comprehensive plan.

Why tonight's rain won't frighten spooky Mr. Drought

Sure, L.A. might get three-quarters of an inch, but consider how dry we've been. The all-important Sierra Nevada could see one to two inches, but it needs 75.

LA increases use of probation for non-violent offenses

The District Attorney's office reports 14 percent of low-level felons in September were given reduced time behind bars and probation instead of traditional jail sentences. That's up from 3 percent.

South LA residents push to transform railway to 8-mile greenbelt

They won a key vote on the MTA board for planning the ambitious project through one of the most blighted parts of Los Angeles. But long-term funding is uncertain.

LA County to divert 75 percent of trash in 10 years

The Board of Supervisors approve a ten-year plan to divert 75 percent of trash from landfills. One strategy calls for recycling food scraps into natural gas.

Is there any hope to keep a rail-car manufacturing plant in Palmdale?

Supervisor Mike Antonovich asks Governor to negotiate a deal between a Japanese rail-car manufacturer and a local union to bring hundreds of jobs to the county.

Will the Board of Supervisors name a CEO now or later?

Weeks before two L.A. county supervisors leave office, the board is in the midst of several high-level hires — including county counsel, CEO and auditor-controller.