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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:

Cuomo Spent $690,538 in Legal Fees for the Birds (and an Oyster Bed)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New York State took the federal government to court to use clean water funds for a new Tappan Zee bridge. It lost. 

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News Analysis: Port Authority Reform Bill to Bring Transparency and Accountability Is Introduced with Neither

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WNYC
To reform a scandal-tainted authority, a scandal-tainted government in Albany rushes a bill.

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Hillary Clinton Rallies on Roosevelt Island

Monday, June 15, 2015

A recap of the big speech and rally Hillary Clinton held on Roosevelt Island this past Saturday.

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Is Hillary Clinton A Real New Yorker?

Friday, June 12, 2015

When Hillary Clinton moved to New York to run for Senate, New Yorkers were suspicious that she was one of them. Now that she's running for president, the city's residents call her one of their own.

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Is Hillary Clinton a New Yorker?

Friday, June 12, 2015

WNYC
She had "chutzpah" when she ran for U.S. Senate here 15 years ago. But as New York's importance to her fades, New Yorkers want her more. Andrea Bernstein offers this analysis.

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'Fun Home' Writer Hopeful Tony Win Heralds New Era for Lesbian Theatre

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The musical made Broadway history by becoming the first show to win a Tony with a lesbian central character.

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Cuomo's Six New Port Authority Appointees: All White, Male, Bankers and Real Estate Titans

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WNYC
After promising to refocus the scandal-plagued agency on transportation, Cuomo appoints zero transportation experts to the board. 

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The $32 Ticket to World Trade Center is Based on Hidden Calculations

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Port Authority won't disclose its deal to run the new observation deck.

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Pataki Chooses GOP Landmark to Announce White House Bid

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The former New York Governor heads to New Hampshire Wednesday to officially announce his run for president.

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Airline Investigation Looms Over Gov. Christie and Cronies

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How United Airlines wined and dined – amongst other things – top officials, in seeking fee reductions from the Port Authority. 

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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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