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:

Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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Board of Elections Suspends Top Brooklyn Clerk Following Primary Problems

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The personnel move comes after widespread reports of irregularities at the polls during Tuesday's presidential primaries.

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Investigating the NYC Board of Elections

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WNYC's Brigid Bergin follows up on her reporting of the drop in registered Brooklyn Democrats and whether there's more to it than the Board of Election's claim of "routine maintenance."

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AG Launches Investigation into NYC Board of Elections

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to investigate the city agency after a series of reports from WNYC.

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Would-Be Voters Face Problems at the Polls

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

As New Yorkers came out to vote Tuesday, some found that their names weren't on the rolls, while others encountered shuttered polling sites.

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New York Officials See Spike in Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The state Attorney General's office says it got many more calls about voter problems on primary election day than it did in the last general election.

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De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Democrats Doubles

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The mayor said he's concerned and confused by the sudden drop in the voter rolls.

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60,000 Fewer Democrats in Brooklyn and No Clear Reason Why

Monday, April 18, 2016

As candidates lavish love on Brooklyn, a WNYC analysis of voter enrollment statistics found active registered Democrats dropped by 7 percent there — the largest decline statewide.

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Former President Clinton Gives Shoutout to Candidate Vying for Rangel's Seat

Sunday, April 10, 2016

While campaigning for his wife in Harlem, Bill Clinton made a plug for Assemblyman Keith Wright, one of 7 candidates running to replace the 23-term Congressman.


Democrats Become 'New Yorkers' in Latest Rallies

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Democrats have begun campaigning in New York. Hear from reporters and listeners who've gone to the rallies.

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City Council Approves Zoning Changes Key to de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio picked up a big win on Tuesday. 


De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Fight Shifts to Neighborhood Battles

Monday, March 21, 2016

After a City Council vote on Tuesday, focus shifts to 15 different neighborhoods where residents are scared rezoning will fuel a wave of gentrification and displacement. 

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De Blasio Talks Affordable Housing and Legacy

Monday, March 21, 2016

WNYC speaks one-on-one with the mayor about what progress on his housing plan means for the city.

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City Council and Mayor Reach Deal on Key Housing Plan Components

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The two parts include mandatory inclusionary housing and zoning law changes. The rules update the zoning code and require developers to build affordable apartments.


City Hall, FDNY in Talks Over Ambulances

Thursday, March 10, 2016

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro calls the recent shutdown of a private ambulance company, "a dangerous situation."

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City Loses Ten Percent of Its Ambulance Tours in One Day

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A private ambulance company's bankruptcy filing has the FDNY scrambling to backfill nearly 200 EMTs and Paramedics.

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Council Presses FDNY to Reduce Ambulance Response Times

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

FDNY officials are asked how long is too long to wait for an ambulance?

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Sharpton Dives Into Rikers Debate

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Bronx district attorney and the head of the Correction Officers' union were featured guests at a town hall on Rikers.

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Leaders Diverge on Rikers Island Closure

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Elected officials and advocates are staking out positions on the future of the city's main detention facility just days after the announcement of a new commission set to study it.


Council Speaker Envisions Future Without Rikers Island

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mark-Viverito announced a commission to scrutinize the future of the city’s isolated detention facility.