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:

Pope Francis Joins Faith Leaders in Call for Peace at 9/11 Memorial

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis met with first responders and victims' families at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan this morning on his historic visit to New York City. 


Exit of de Blasio’s Deputy Saddens, Alarms Advocates

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.


Deputy Mayor to Leave Post for Volunteer Role

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli is among the few people of color in top leadership in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet.

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City May Replace Times Square Plazas With Traffic

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's one step a new city task force will consider to combat the growth of quality of life crimes in the Big Apple's core.

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Latest Test of Cuomo, de Blasio Relationship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

After facing questions about state and city coordination, officials announce joint regulations to combat the outbreak.

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Legionnaires' Outbreak Highlights the City-State Disconnect

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The City Council votes today to require building owners to better inspect cooling towers, but Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo haven't exactly formed a united front against Legionnaires'.

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The City's Plan for the Violent Mentally Ill

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin discuss the mayor's new $22 million initiative, NYC Safe, to reach out to violent mentally ill people.

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Comedian Amy Schumer and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer Team Up to Fight Gun Violence

Monday, August 03, 2015

The second-cousins are calling on Congress to strengthen background checks after a shooter in Lafayette, LA killed "Trainwreck" movie-goers last month.

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City Confirms 46 Cases of Legionnaires Disease

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Health officials say disease detectives are actively searching for the source of the South Bronx outbreak.


NYC to Feds: Help Puerto Rico

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York City leaders are calling on the federal government to intervene in Puerto Rico's looming $73 billion debt crisis.


Manhattan Boro President Finds Broadway Violates the ADA

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A survey by Gale Brewer's office found less than 10 percent of sidewalk curb cuts comply with the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act.


Verizon, Workers Ready Strike Plans

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The multi-billion dollar telecom giant may face a strike from nearly 40,000 workers across nine states — including New York and New Jersey — as soon as this weekend.

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Mark-Viverito Says Council Struck Uber Deal – Not de Blasio

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Speaker set the record straight while calling out anyone who might suggest she was forced to table the Uber cap bill as "sexist."


If de Blasio's Re-elected, Bratton Says He Won't Be NYPD Commissioner

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The city's top cop cited his age when asked whether he'd serve mayor after 2017.


Stringer Sides with Uber

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New York City Comptroller is calling on the City Council to delay a possible vote on bills that would cap the growth of the on-demand taxi app.

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The Fight Between City Hall And Uber

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The on-demand taxi app is fighting a proposed cap on its growth backed by Mayor de Blasio and several City Council members — and race has entered the debate.

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How de Blasio Navigated the Death of Eric Garner

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Before he was elected, de Blasio promised to repair splintered relations between police and communities. But the mayor has been tested by Eric Garner's death from an NYPD officer.


Fans Gather In New York City To Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Friday, July 10, 2015

Crowds turned out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team with a ticker tape parade in New York City Friday. The team defeated Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. It's been more than half a century since a female athlete was honored with a parade in New York. The team's victory will also be commemorated with a granite marker in Lower Manhattan.


Photos: Ticker Tape Flies at Parade for US Soccer Champs

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lower Manhattan will swirl with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women's soccer team at the Women's World Cup.

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De Blasio Accuses Cuomo of Playing Political 'Games' at City's Expense

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mayor de Blasio unleashed harsh words on Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate, vowing he won't play by their rules any longer.