Jesse Bedayn

Class of 2021

A California native, I’m a Berkeley master’s student who’s fallen headfirst into investigative reporting with a focus on the fraught world of healthcare, nursing homes, and aging in the United States. Beyond my unhealthy fascination with Medicaid and Medicare, I enjoy writing features about climate change and outdoor adventure.

EDUCATION

  • University of Kent, England, B.A. Journalism and English and American Literature

EMPLOYERS

  • Investigative Reporting Program, Investigative Researcher

  • Berkeley School of Journalism, J200 Tutor/Richmond Confidential assistant editor

  • KQED, investigative Researcher

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • April 23, 2020: "Inside the Bay Area's Geriatric Homeless Shelter" - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/us/coronavirus-california-homeless-population.html?searchResultPosition=2

  • January 19, 2021: "Two epidemics: Oakland's Punks with Lunch tackles drug overdoses and COVID-19" - https://oaklandside.org/2021/01/19/two-epidemics-oaklands-punks-with-lunch-tackles-drug-overdoses-and-covid-19/

REPORTING INTERESTS

Business, Homelessness Crisis, Outdoors, aging, healthcare