Bernice Yeung

Bernice Yeung is the managing director and managing editor of Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program.

Previously, she was a reporter for ProPublica, where she was a member of reporting teams that uncovered flaws in the U.S. food safety system, examined the impact of COVID-19 on meatpacking workers, and chronicled the failures of the criminal justice system in handling sexual assault cases.

As a reporter with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, she collaborated with the IRP on two multi-platform projects, which exposed the extent of on-the-job sexual violence against immigrant farmworkers and night-shift janitors. Those projects led to her first book, In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers (The New Press, 2018), which was honored with the PEN America/John Galbraith Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize.

Her work has appeared in media outlets ranging from The New Yorker to The New York Times to PBS Frontline. The collaborative reporting she’s done as part of various investigative teams has received honors such as a National Press Club Award, a George Polk Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. In 2015-2016, she was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.