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Andrea Bernstein

Peabody 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 40 awards for her work, including the George Foster Peabody Award, 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:

Turbulence Ahead: Chris Christie and the 'Chairman's Flight'

Friday, May 22, 2015

WNYC
Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart. 

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U.S. Attorney Moves to Seal 1.5 Million Pages of Bridgegate Documents

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A ruling in Paul Fishman's favor would make it harder to understand the role of Gov. Chris Christie and other high-level government officials.

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Former New York Governor George Pataki to Join Presidential Race Next Week

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WNYC
A three-term governor sees a path through a crowded field. 

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Breaking Down the Latest on Bridgegate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Three of Governor Christie's closest allies were indicted on Friday. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein discuss the charges -- and what they portend for Christie's 2016 presidential hopes.

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What We Know About Bridgegate Conspirator, David Wildstein

Friday, May 01, 2015

David Wildstein, former Port Authority official and ally of Governor Chris Christie, is expected to plead guilty later today.

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Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

Friday, May 01, 2015

WNYC
David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

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Week One For the Clinton Campaign

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three reporters covering the Clinton campaign break down the first week of the campaign, including this week's visit to Iowa by Mayor de Blasio, who has yet to endorse her.

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Why 'Listening' Has Helped Hillary Clinton

Friday, April 17, 2015

WNYC
The candidate for president relies on a technique that left a lasting positive impression on her New York constituents.

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Clinton, In Brooklyn, Winks at Possible Move

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WNYC
A not-quite-candidate sounds a familiar theme.

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Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of the season with two veteran political reporters.
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Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of House of Cards with Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz.
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Bridgegate Fall Guy Was Inside Man

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Unearthed calendars from David Wildstein show he had more contact with Chris Christie's inner circle than the governor has previously acknowledged. 

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Inside the Room with Cablevision’s Boss and 250 Angry Workers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Audio from a heated meeting between Cablevision CEO James Dolan and a warehouse full of employees is now evidence in a government lawsuit accusing the company of threatening workers.

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So Far, Donations to de Blasio's Convention Bid Kept Secret

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
A one-time advocate of campaign finance disclosure plays sleight of hand with huge donations from the city elite.

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Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories. 

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Heastie's Hasty Ascent

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Carl Heastie, the man expected to replace Sheldon Silver as the New York State Assembly Speaker, is rarely quoted in the press and does most of his business behind closed doors.

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Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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This Week In Politics: Scandal Claims Another Powerful NY Leader

Saturday, January 24, 2015

On track to be the longest serving Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver is on the ropes as the allegations against him shock the political establishment across the state.

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A Year After 'Traffic Problems' Email, Bridgegate in 18 Stories

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
It's been a year since Chris Christie's worst day in office.  Here's what we've learned so far about his administration's role in the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Queens Family Still Waits for Justice in Traffic Death

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WNYC
A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.
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