Bernice Yeung was a California-based reporter for ProPublica. In 2020, she was a member of a team of journalists who covered the impact of COVID-19 on meatpacking workers, which was honored with a Polk Award, a Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing Award, and a National Institute for Health Care Management Award.
Previously, she was a reporter with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she was a member of the national Emmy-nominated Rape in the Fields reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated Rape on the Night Shift team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative journalism, and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. 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 Pulitzer Prize.