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Andrea Bernstein

Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News.   She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.

Bernstein joined the WNYC news staff in 1998. She’s covered government, politics, planning and transportation since the early 1990's, and has at various points been assigned to cover Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Chris Christie, Bill de Blasio, and Andrew Cuomo.  Bernstein was Political Director for WNYC and its national show, The Takeaway, during the 2008 elections, and covered that campaign from coast to coast.  She was in charge of political coverage for WNYC for the 2012 elections & 2013 elections, and founded the award-winning Transportation Nation website.

Bernstein has worked with public radio stations across the country on several joint projects, including coverage of the 2008 and 2012 elections.  Bernstein was executive producer, reporter and editor for the 2011 nationally-broadcast award-winning documentary "Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race, and Inequality."

Bernstein was one of 12 US Journalists to win a prestigious year-long 2007 Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She has won over 3 dozen awards for her work, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for radio, the National Press Club award for environmental reporting, and national Murrow (RTNDA) and Society for Professional Journalists awards for investigative reporting.

She was a political correspondent for the New York Observer for eight years, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Newsday, the Nation, the New York Daily News, and Salon.com.

She graduated from Yale University, cum laude, with honors.

She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Yes, The R Train Will Connect Brooklyn and Manhattan Once Again

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WNYC
The MTA is tight as a clam, but transit workers confirm the year-long tunnel closure ends Monday, 5 am.
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This Week In Politics: Cuomo's Vulnerability

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WNYC
A lopsided victory still diminishes Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Hear A Bridgegate Recap in Two Minutes

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

WNYC
All you need to know about Bridgegate in their own words.

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One Year of Traffic Problems and Political Scandals

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It's been one year since the "traffic problems in Ft. Lee." Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein update the status of the Bridgegate investigations, plus sports betting.

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The Bridgegate 5: Where Are They Now

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

WNYC
Five of Christie's top people lost their jobs for their involvement in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge.

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This Week In Politics: Is Cuomo Worried

Saturday, September 06, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is staying out of the limelight, letting some big-name surrogates do his campaign work.

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Ethics Expert Critiques High Bridgegate Bills

Monday, September 01, 2014

WNYC
An ethics expert says Governor Christie's legal bills "seem to be exorbitant."

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This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

WNYC
One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 400 Expected to Die in Car Crashes This Weekend, Same as in 1959

Friday, August 29, 2014

WNYC
The same number of people will die on the roads this weekend as in 1959.  And that's progress.
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Phone Company Won't Say if It Will Turn Over Christie Text

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNYC
AT&T is sidestepping inquiries on whether it will furnish records of a deleted text to Gov. Chris Christie about Bridgegate.

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News Analysis: These Bedfellows Are No Strangers

Friday, August 15, 2014

WNYC

From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.

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The Port Authority Bus Terminal: "If Hell Had a Hell"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

Problems at the "functionally obsolete" transportation hub begin as soon as you walk in.

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The Mystery of Christie's Deleted Bridgegate Text

Friday, August 01, 2014

WNYC

The mystery of the deleted text sent to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from his incoming chief of staff at a key moment in the Bridgegate inquiry continues.

Lawyers for team Christie are refusing to supply any additional information about the deleted text, which first became public two weeks ago ...

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Port Authority Pays $300K Bridgegate Legal Bill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

Your tolls at work:  It’s cost $301,003 so far for top legal talent to represent Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staffers involved in the Bridgegate scandal.

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This Week in Politics: Viva l'Italia?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Mayor is in Italy on vacation — while there was a controversial death in police custody. 

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Tappan Zee Cost Reveals Cuomo Style

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, funded by tolls. How much more will drivers have to pay? He's not as forthcoming about that bit. 

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This Week in Politics: The de Blasios' Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WNYC

As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.

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Christie's New Port Man: I Would Have Acted Differently in Bridgegate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

John Degnan, nominated by Christie to replace David Samson, says he would have  taken immediate action upon learning that lanes had been closed on the George Washington Bridge.

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Governors Cuomo, Christie Issue Thin Report on Port Authority Reform

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The governors of New York and New Jersey released a preliminary report detailing fixes for the besieged Port Authority. But it mostly restates problems already extensively aired in the wake of Bridgegate.

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Christie's Climate Change

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, looks at both the way NJ Gov. Christie is negotiating the politics of climate change in the state while seeking national Republican support, plus the investigation into the funding of the Pulaski Skyway repairs by the PA at the governor's insistence and new Bridgegate phone records.

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