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

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:

Hillary Clinton's Comeback Story. Again.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Clinton's campaigns have always been formulated around the argument that she fights for those who have been knocked down. Voters only believe this when she herself is knocked down.

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Sanders and Trump Take New Hampshire

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent for POLITICO, round up the results of the New Hampshire presidential primaries.

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Federal Judge Okays Subpoena for Christie Bridgegate Texts, Emails

Friday, February 05, 2016

As the clock ticks toward midnight for Christie's campaign in New Hampshire, a judge green-lights a request for key government records.

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Bridgegate Defendant: Christie's Lawyers Hiding Key Texts, Emails

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Christie accuses Hillary Clinton of inappropriate email use. Now Bridgegate defendants say Christie is inappropriately hiding his own emails and texts.


What Happened in Iowa Last Night

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Hear an analysis of the Iowa caucus results from last night, with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities project.

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Hillary Clinton Lives To Fight Another Day

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

In a race that ended in a virtual tie, both Clinton and Sanders can claim bragging rights.

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It's Caucus Day in Iowa!

Monday, February 01, 2016

As Iowans get ready to pick their candidates for president, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and USA TODAY's Susan Page break down how the caucuses work.

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A Billionaire, Socialist and Ex-Senator -- All from New York -- Lead in Iowa

Monday, February 01, 2016

For vastly different reasons, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are grabbing the attention of midwesterners.

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Presidential Hopefuls Court Iowa Voters

Friday, January 29, 2016

The first votes in the 2016 elections will be cast on Monday.


Ten Things I Learned From New York City's Youngest Voters

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There are only three presidential candidates, as far as these new potential voters are concerned.

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The Dems Make Their Closing Arguments

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Democratic candidates gathered for the last time before the Iowa caucuses in a town hall meeting. Hear how they distinguished themselves from their competitors.

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Former Mayor Bloomberg Eyes Presidential Bid

Saturday, January 23, 2016

For the second time, the billionaire mogul-politician sees role for a centrist in run for national office.


Up to Thirty Inches of Snow Now Predicted in Region

Saturday, January 23, 2016

As the weather intensifies, both New York and New Jersey declare states of emergency. Follow WNYC's continuing coverage of the storm throughout the day.

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How the Obamacare Debate Sharpened the Hillary-Bernie Divide

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Clinton is hoping to win the 2016 campaign by crediting Obama for a health care plan she developed.


Democrats Draw Clear Lines in Debate

Monday, January 18, 2016

Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in South Carolina last night for the fourth and final debate before Iowa and New Hampshire. Hear a recap and analysis.

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7 Things That Are The Same (Or Different) About Hillary Clinton's 2008 & 2016 Campaigns

Friday, January 15, 2016

It's three weeks before the primary and the race is tightening to a statistical dead heat.  2008 redux?  Not quite.


The Story of Last Night: The Sixth GOP Debate

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hear all about last night's Republican debate on FOX, from WNYC's efforts to tweet the debate using only lyrics from Hamilton the Musical, to what happened at the undercard table.

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Invoking 'Hellfire and Rivers of Boiling Blood,' Sanders Vows to Break Up Banks

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

In a Manhattan speech, Sanders vowed to break up banks within a year, impose new taxes and fees, and send Wall Street crooks to jail.

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The Year in National News: Looking Backward and Forward

Friday, January 01, 2016

We take a look back at some of 2015's biggest news stories - from Black Lives Matter protests to the presidential campaign - and look forward to what 2016 may bring in news.

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Yes, George Pataki Is Still Running for President

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

His money pot is tiny, the crowds are practically non-existent, and he can't afford a single ad. But the former Governor of New York soldiers on.

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