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Bernice Yeung

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Health and Welfare Reporter


Bernice Yeung is an investigative reporter for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting focusing on community health. A former staff writer for SF Weekly and editor at California Lawyer magazine, Bernice's work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, San Francisco magazine, Village Voice, KQED-FM, and Mother Jones. Her investigations into human trafficking, domestic violence among immigrant women, and the explosion of girls in the California juvenile justice system have been recognized with awards from organizations such as the Western Publishing Association and the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. A California native, Bernice received a journalism degree from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in sociology from Fordham University.

My priorities

Health disparities, public and environmental health, overlooked communities.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Video: Unincorporated California
California’s low-income unincorporated communities lack many public services, like sewer systems and clean water. Reporter Bernice Yeung spoke to residents about the challenges they face.
Video: La California No Incorporada
Alrededor de 1.8 millones de personas viven en comunidades de bajos ingresos no incorporadas en California. Estas comunidades se encuentran fuera de las reconocidas fronteras de la ciudad y por lo tanto carecen de muchos servicios públicos, incluyendo alcantarillado y agua potable. Reportera Berenice Yeung de California Watch visitó varias de estas comunidades en todo el estado y habló con los residentes acerca de los desafíos que enfrentan.
Neglected for decades, unincorporated communities lack basic public services
About 1.8 million low-income and often Spanish-speaking Californians live in unincorporated communities that lack sewer systems, clean drinking water and other basic services.
Abandonados durante décadas, las comunidades no incorporadas carecen de los servicios públicos básicos
Cerca de 1.8 millones de bajos ingresos californianos y que hablan español viven en en comunidades no incorporadas que carecen de sistemas de drenaje, agua potable y otros servicios básicos.
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