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, transportation, environment, housing, policing and other areas 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 has taught journalism at City College and led trainings for journalists in several venues, including preparing reporters in Bhutan to cover their first-ever political campaign in that country's transition to democracy. 

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.

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Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Follow the (Russian) Money

Friday, July 28, 2017

How details about the investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election suggest financial motives as well as political ones.

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TRussia Daily: Follow the Money

Friday, June 16, 2017

What we know about Jared Kushner's financial ties to Russia and why President Trump and Vice President Pence have chosen to lawyer up.

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This Week In Politics: How "Bridgegate Culture" Went National

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Christie's Bridgegate lawyer is Trump's pick to head the FBI - one more sign that "Bridgegate culture" has invaded the nation's capital.

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Kushner Family's Jersey City Project Set to Lose $6.5 Million Annual Tax Credit

Friday, June 09, 2017

Already under financial pressure, a Kushner Companies project loses its anchor tenant and an accompanying lucrative tax credit. 

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How'd Infrastructure Week Go?

Friday, June 09, 2017

While James Comey led the headlines this week, President Trump spent his time promoting a plan to rebuild the nation's roads and highways with the help of private investment.

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When Christie Stashed His Bridgegate Cell Phone With the FBI Nominee

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

President Trump's pick to lead the FBI once had Gov. Chris Christie's cell phone, but the feds didn't.  

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The President, His Business Partner, and the Fundraiser

Friday, May 26, 2017

What you find when you dig into the world of Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s businesses, pension funds, and big-time political fundraisers.  

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Trump and Kushner’s Little-Known Business Partner

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CIM Group does not have much name recognition, but its ties to the businesses of the President and his son-in-law raise conflict of interest questions.

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Trump SoHo Plans Layoffs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Business appears to be suffering at the Trump SoHo, with corporate bookings down and turn-down service on the chopping block. Is the president the problem?

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U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson Abruptly Resigns

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Census Bureau Director John Thompson resigned his position this week. The bureau is in the midst of ramping up its operation ahead of the 2020 Census. At the same time, Congress is pushing to keep a lid on costs.

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Kushner Project, Pitched in China, Gets in Trouble Back Home

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Jared Kushner's sister pitched an investment project by playing up her relationship to her brother, President Trump's son-in-law. Now Jersey officials say they may pull support.

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President Trump Is Still Resigning from His Businesses

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Donald Trump is about to hit the one hundred day mark of his presidency, with many of his promises unfulfilled. WNYC and ProPublica found another one.

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This Week in Politics: Hellish Commute Is 'Only a Preview'

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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NJ Senator Cory Booker says blame a failure to invest in infrastructure. Gov Christie says blame Amtrak.

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Prison For Bridgegate Conspirators: 2 Years for Baroni, 18 Months for Kelly

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Two former Chris Christie allies are headed to prison for their roles in the notorious traffic-related political retaliation scheme.

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From Russia to Trump Tower

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A series of puzzling real estate deals made by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort raises speculation.

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Investigation Digs Into Paul Manafort's Real Estate Transactions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Real estate and law enforcement experts say some of Trump's former campaign manager's transactions in New York City fit a pattern used in money laundering.

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Paul Manafort's Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Real estate and law enforcement experts say some of Trump's former campaign manager's transactions in New York City fit a pattern used in money laundering.

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Updated: Christie Friend Escapes Jail Time on Bribery Charge for 'Chairman's Flight'

Monday, March 06, 2017

David Samson, the former Port Authority Chair, was a father figure to Christie. He faced two years for "Chairman's Flight."

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Six Reasons Why Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is in Trouble

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

President Trump says he wants to spend $1 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. But there's no plan, no financing, and no staffing in place to carry that out.

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A Personal Remembrance of Wayne Barrett

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barrett trained a whole generation of journalists to view every closed door as just a chance to walk up a back alley.

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