Iris Kwok

Iris Kwok reports on climate and transportation for Berkeleyside, a nonprofit digital news site that covers Berkeley and the East Bay in California. As a freelance journalist, she has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Sfgate, a news site, and KQED public media, covering stories about race and diversity, music, and their intersection. Kwok was a 2021 Asian American Journalists Association Voices fellow, where she reported on the exodus of journalists of color from the news industry. A recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Kwok studied political science, music and journalism. Outside of journalism, she is a cellist with an affinity for cats and foggy weather.


Berkeleyside, a news site serving Berkeley, California, is part of the Cityside media organization, a nonprofit. Berkeleyside's strength is breaking news and digging deep on issues of accountability. It has created a loyal and highly engaged audience, averaging over 1.5 million monthly page views, and has earned awards for its work.