Bernice Yeung


Reporter,  The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR, Berkeley)

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Bernice Yeung is a reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the GuardianUS, KQED Public Radio and PBS “Frontline.” She has reported on topics ranging from human trafficking to wrongful convictions to policy loopholes in pesticide use that have increased health risks. At CIR, Yeung has been focused on multiplatform investigations about on-the-job sexual violence experienced by low-wage immigrant workers. She was part of the Rape in the Fields reporting team, a project that won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The project prompted legislative and community efforts to combat sexual assault of female farm workers.