Bernice Yeung is the 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, “Rape in the Fields” and “Rape on the Night Shift,” 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 York Times to NPR to PBS Frontline. The collaborative reporting she has done as part of various investigative teams has been a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize, and has received honors such as a National Press Club Award, a George Polk Award, a Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. In 2015-2016, she was a Knight-Wallace Fellow who studied how social science survey methods could be applied to journalism.