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.
Mayor de Blasio talks education, health care, female firefighters and his record collection with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.
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.
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.
De Blasio said he wanted a diverse administration. Did he succeed?
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.
With pre-k money secured, Mayor de Blasio's next negotiating test comes in the form of 152 expired labor contracts.
City officials paid tribute to outgoing Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty who left the department after more than five decades on Friday.
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?
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.
As the budget deadline looms, the governor is sounding a different tone as city and state officials try to agree on a plan.
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.
The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.
The first Bridgegate question — and calls for Port Authority Chair David Samson to resign. This Week in Politics breaks it down.
Mitchell Silver is currently based in Raleigh — but he has a long NYC history.
In a break with tradition, Mayor de Blasio signed his first bill into law miles away from City Hall.
The failed mayoral candidate says the CFB's decision to withhold millions in matching funds was unconstitutional.
Department of Correction appointee Joseph Ponte comes to the city from Maine where he built a reputation as a reformer.
Says 'Alternative' Would Be OK, As Long As It Gets The Job Done
Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.