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:
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.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A one-time advocate of campaign finance disclosure plays sleight of hand with huge donations from the city elite.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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.
Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
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.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
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.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice. And also, down her shots.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten. A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WNYC Senior Editor for Politics and Policy Andrea Bernstein takes a look at why a series of text messages between Gov. Christie and a top aide during a legislative hearing.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Timeline suggests an engaged Gov. Christie, keeping a watchful eye on developments as the Bridgegate scandal unfolded.
Friday, December 05, 2014
A new report contradicts sworn testimony by a top Christie aide and the governor's own story that the traffic jams were so unimportant he barely paid attention.
Monday, November 24, 2014
233 people have been killed in traffic crashes in New York City this year. More than half have been pedestrians.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, reports on why drivers face no punishment in cases like Allison's and efforts by her parents to change that.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets ready for a turbulent second term, Gov. Chris Christie prepares for a bigger stage.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
A WNYC analysis shows that the most common location for NYC pedestrians to die is in a crosswalk with the light.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Cuomo is focused on the minutia of New York ballot lines. Christie has made the nation his target. Both men have a lot at stake.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Gov. Cuomo and Rob Astorino are both hometown candidates for Westchester, but our news analysis finds that voters in this key bellwether county are still cranky heading to the polls.