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Brigid Bergin

Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition. 

Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, the BBC, ABC Radio, The Takeaway, NY1 and KPCC.  Previously she worked as the station’s general assignment reporter, filing for both WNYC and NPR and has covered a range of stories including Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 elections, and the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, CT. She’s also traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to report on the trial of the five men accused of plotting the September 11th terror attacks.

Brigid has a passion for breaking news and served as WNYC’s first Breaking News Producer. In that role, she directed on-air coverage for major breaking news events like the death of Osama Bin Laden and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. She also managed WNYC’s dynamic morning team. Before becoming a journalist, Brigid spent more than eight years at JPMorganChase as a communications manager. She's also a proud graduate of the New York State public education system earning her B.A. at University at Albany and her M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

This Week In Politics: One-on-One With The Mayor

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio talks education, health care, female firefighters and his record collection with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.

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De Blasio's 100 Days

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mayor de Blasio celebrated his first 100 days in office with a big speech at Cooper Union. Brigid Bergin, city hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, talk about his administration's accomplishments and challenges so far.

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Day 100: De Blasio Cites Wins – But Sets No New Goals

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WNYC

In the first 100 days, Mayor de Blasio put some points on the board. But there were no bold new ideas for the days ahead.

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At City Hall, the New Face of New York

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WNYC

De Blasio said he wanted a diverse administration. Did he succeed?

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This Week In Politics: A Flood of Cash

Saturday, April 05, 2014

WNYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wins and loses in the Albany budget....campaign reformers just lose...and new details emerge on how Chris Christie mingled campaign and government work. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Robert Lewis break it all down This Week In Politics.

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The Budget Is Settled — Now It's Time for Labor Contracts

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

WNYC

With pre-k money secured, Mayor de Blasio's next negotiating test comes in the form of 152 expired labor contracts.

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Longest Serving Sanitation Commish Departs Saying 'Thank Youse'

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

City officials paid tribute to outgoing Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty who left the department after more than five decades on Friday.

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This Week In Politics: Christie's In-House Cleaning

Saturday, March 29, 2014

WNYC

An internal report by a group of high-powered lawyers says Christie and his allies did nothing wrong. So why did Port Authority Chairman David Samson resign?

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When Every Second Counts, EMS Takes 562 To Show Up

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

It took the city more than nine minutes to send an ambulance to the scene of an emergency after a person called 911 last year.

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Cuomo 'Trying Actively' To Resolve Homeless Issue, After Telling City 'Next Year'

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

As the budget deadline looms, the governor is sounding a different tone as city and state officials try to agree on a plan.

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If You're Looking for a Pre-K Teaching Job, You're in Luck

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York City is already making efforts to find and recruit 1,000 new pre-k teachers for this fall. Actually hiring them remains contingent on budget negotiations in Albany.

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On Homeless Fight, State Says to City: 'Next Year'

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.

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This Week in Politics: de Blasio, Christie, Samson Feel the Heat

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WNYC

The first Bridgegate question — and calls for Port Authority Chair David Samson to resign. This Week in Politics breaks it down.

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De Blasio Taps Experienced Planner for Parks

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mitchell Silver is currently based in Raleigh — but he has a long NYC history.

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De Blasio Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WNYC

In a break with tradition, Mayor de Blasio signed his first bill into law miles away from City Hall.

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Liu Sues Campaign Finance Board

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WNYC

The failed mayoral candidate says the CFB's decision to withhold millions in matching funds was unconstitutional.

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De Blasio Pledges 'Reform' With 4 New Criminal Justice Picks

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WNYC

Department of Correction appointee Joseph Ponte comes to the city from Maine where he built a reputation as a reformer.

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De Blasio Inches Towards Pre-K Compromise

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

Says 'Alternative' Would Be OK, As Long As It Gets The Job Done

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Local News Round Up: Carriages, Pre-K Funding, TLC

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brigid Bergin, City hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, round up the local city news - from universal pre-k and the charter school debate to the mayor's relationship with Governor Cuomo and other news out of Albany.

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This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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