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Brigid Bergin

Reporter

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:

Residents Split On City's Safer Public Housing Promise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
While crime is down more than four percent across the city's public housing developments, crime at the Lincoln Houses is up more than five percent year-to-date.

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City Strikes Deal With School Safety Agents

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
City Hall and the union representing officers who work in city hospitals, homeless shelters and schools have reached a deal on a new labor contract.
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Police Union Opposes NYC's Bid for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio accuses a local police union of "fear-mongering," after its leader publishes an open letter.

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U.S. Open Serves Up Fans in NYC

Sunday, August 24, 2014

WNYC
Tennis lovers got into the swing of things in Central Park to kick off the sport's annual tournament at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Church Meets State: De Blasio and Faith Leaders Powwow on NYPD Issues

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio and dozens of faith leaders conferred behind closed doors on ways to strengthen police and community relations.

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Council Speaker, Usually Private, Tweets She Has HPV

Monday, August 18, 2014

Despite being a public figure, Mark-Viverito doesn't talk about her personal life — but she said her position requires she draw attention to the disease.  

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Mayor Calls Gun Violence a Health Crisis, Vows $13M to Fight It

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WNYC

City officials put millions toward fighting gun violence.

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City Sells BK to DNC for 2016

Monday, August 11, 2014

WNYC

As the Democratic National Committee weighs NYC's 2016 convention bid, local leaders say Brooklyn is ready for its close-up.

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Disabled New Yorkers Sue for Safer Streets

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

New York City is being sued for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrated its 24th anniversary last week. Advocates argue too many city sidewalks lack proper curb cuts and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

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This Week in Politics: Viva l'Italia?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Mayor is in Italy on vacation — while there was a controversial death in police custody. 

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An Event to Support Bronx Kids Sounds Like a 2016 Warmup

Friday, July 25, 2014

The former first lady was surrounded by prominent Latino elected leaders and looked primed to embark on a presidential campaign.

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Public Advocate Calls for All NYPD Encounters to Be Videotaped

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Public Advocate Tish James says the death of Eric Garner while in police custody should be a wake-up call.

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Outspoken Civil Rights Attorney Joins Team de Blasio

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio tapped civil rights attorney Richard Emery to revive the much-maligned Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct.

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What Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Be Doing on His Summer Vacation

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WNYC

As Mayor Bill de Blasio travels around Italy, he plans to search for one specific thing.

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De Blasio's Lobby Group Has Major Union Backing

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

Three unions gave $800,000 to Campaign for One New York, the lobby group supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's agenda.

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Calling All Middle Schoolers: City's Summer Programs Still Have Seats

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.

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This Week in Politics: The de Blasios' Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WNYC

As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.

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Coming Jan 2015: NYC Municipal ID Card

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WNYC

The card, dubbed NYC ID, is intended to help people access city services and enter city buildings Officials are also negotiating with banks, stores, restaurants and cultural institutions to also recognize the ID.

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A Pledge to Fight NYCHA Crime

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio backs up pledge to make public housing safer with added millions in investment.

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Mayor de Blasio, and Union Contracts, at 6 Months

Thursday, July 03, 2014

After six months in office, the mayor says he has reached labor deals with unions representing over 60 percent of the city's workforce - including most recently District Council 37. Brigid Bergin, WNYC political reporter, talks about what the deals indicate about the mayor's approach.

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