Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin is the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC. 

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.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

State Senator On Tough Slog Ahead for De Blasio's Mansion Tax

Friday, March 24, 2017

Savino said she needs to do more than just persuade her GOP colleagues. 


De Blasio Says AARP Supports Mansion Tax — But AARP Says It Doesn't.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The mayor has often invoked the name of the powerful senior advocacy group, but the AARP says it's staying out of his fight for a mansion tax.


Cuomo Punts on Voting Reform Measures Until After State Budget

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The governor said his proposals for early voting and automatic voter registration won't be part of budget negotiations.


Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Budget for Voting Reforms

Saturday, March 18, 2017

For the second year in a row, Governor Cuomo included the measures in his State of the State address. But advocates want this to be the year they make it in budget.


This Week in NY: An Avalanche of Political News (and some snow, too)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Between the sacking of a Manhattan prosecutor and the specter of deep funding cuts to NYC, it was a blizzard of a week for New York. 


Cuomo Says It's Time to Focus on Real Issues

Friday, March 17, 2017

Speaking to reporters at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the governor offered a laundry list of some of the toughest issues facing...the mayor.


De Blasio Seeks to Change Conversation After Prosecutors Decline to Bring Charges

Friday, March 17, 2017

The mayor offered tough talk on President Trump's budget proposal, but reporters pressed for details on the newly closed investigations into his fundraising practices.


GOP City Councilman Takes Digs at de Blasio While Mulling Mayoral Challenge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Queens City Council member Eric Ulrich brands himself an independent Republican, adopting a host of positions that run counter to the Trump administration.


On the Firing of Preet Bharara, There's One New Yorker with No Comment

Monday, March 13, 2017

The mayor is mum. But NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill had a lot to say.


Running Through Mayor de Blasio's Budget

Monday, March 13, 2017

On last week's #AskTheMayor, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question on reported cuts to the food stamp program — sort of.

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Ahoy! Citywide Ferry Service Is Hiring

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The city is one step closer to launching a new ferry service this summer – they’re staffing up.

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Broken Windows Policing Raises Deportation Risk, Advocates Say

Friday, March 03, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD will never turn people over to federal immigration authorities for so-callled quality-of-life offenses — but advocates say the risks remain.


Facing Slim Competition, de Blasio Has Stage to Himself in Reelection Bid

Thursday, March 02, 2017

It’s March, and still no formidable opponent has tossed his or her hat in the ring to challenge the mayor. But there are other candidates running.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Proposes Long To-Do List in Final State of the City Speech

Friday, February 17, 2017

The term-limited speaker offered a robust agenda for her final months in office. And it raised the question: What will she do next?


The State of Our City: We Have an Affordability Crisis

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amid a 2017 mayoral run, Bill de Blasio addressed longstanding concerns for New Yorkers in his State of the City address on Monday.

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Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable

Monday, February 13, 2017

"This affordability crisis threatens who we are, threatens the very soul of this city," said de Blasio during his State of the City address.


De Blasio Investigation “Fact Sheet” Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Friday, February 10, 2017

The mayor is trying to get ahead of questions about the multiple investigations into his administration. But his latest strategy fell flat.


Special Election Is Valentine's Day Showdown in Harlem

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nine candidates are running to represent the 9th City Council district in this nonpartisan election.

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New York Attorney General Urges Supporters to “Take Advantage of The Moment” on Voting Reform

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking to capitalize on the simmering anger among voters over what he called the state’s “embarrassingly outdated” voting system.

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NY AG Schneiderman Alleges 'Gross Negligence' by City Board of Elections

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Brooklyn purge was just part of the problem. A new investigation finds another 100,000 voters were improperly removed across the city ahead of last year’s presidential primary.

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