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Brian Perlman

Brian Perlman

Class of 2020

Brian Perlman is a first-year graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Although he is comfortable working journalistically in audio, video, print and data, he enjoys collaborating with others in the creative process, especially in unfamiliar fields. He studied Spanish in Barcelona, Spain, French in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and has traveled to a total of 27 foreign countries, including nine countries in Africa. He plans to work as a journalist abroad during and after his graduate studies at UC Berkeley.

Brian reports for the online publication Oakland North under the editorship of Kara Platoni.

He speaks fluent Spanish and conversational/basic French and Portuguese.

He also rollerblades, dances salsa, plays guitar and envies those who have the ability to spontaneously freestyle rap.

You can reach Brian Perlman securely via Signal and WhatsApp at: +1 (832) 878-3202.


  • UCBSOJ Dean's Merit Fellowship grantee, fall 2018


  • Investigative Reporters and Editors


climate change, economic inequality, global migration crisis, neuropsychology and fMRI imaging, police departments, refugees and IDPs


Audio Journalism, Data journalism, New Media, Print Journalism, Science Journalism, Video Journalism