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Brigid Bergin

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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.

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Improper Gas Work May Have Led to Building Explosion, de Blasio Says

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gas line may have been "inappropriately accessed," mayor says.

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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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Bratton Protesters Force Council to Clear Public Hearing

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has become such a lightning rod that the City Council had to close a public hearing with him Thursday.

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NYC Gives Boost to Women Business Owners

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
The de Blasio administration is launching a new program, WE NYC, to expand the number of women entrepreneurs over the next three years. 

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De Blasio Sends State a Message on Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WNYC
While talks about about how the city is fixing struggling schools, he's sending a message to lawmakers across the state.

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De Blasio: $150M for Hunts Point Market

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
Mayor announces investment to fortify the city's food supply — and calls on business leaders to take up arms in the fight against inequality.

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NYPD Sergeants Strike Deal With de Blasio

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC
Now four of the five NYPD unions have contracts leaving only the union for rank-and-file officers without a deal.

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Mr. de Blasio Goes to Albany

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC's Brigid Bergin discusses Mayor de Blasio's several requests from Albany - including funding for affordable housing, education funding and more mayoral control.

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De Blasio Faces Pushback In Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mayor received a tepid reception from state lawmakers on his trip to lobby for the city's budget priorities.

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Mayor de Blasio Goes to Albany

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage

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Speaker Picks Up Where Mayor Left Off

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
In her first State of the City, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito mixed legislative proposals and policy changes across a range of issues.

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Council Quizzes NYCHA Over Public/Private Partnership

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
City lawmakers are taking issue with a deal giving private developers a half stake in some Section 8 public housing developments.

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NYC Budget Questions: Agency Savings, NYPD Headcount

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio's $77.7 billion preliminary budget plan for fiscal year 2016 signals his top priorities, but leaves big questions unanswered.

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Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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A Tale of Two 911 Reports

Friday, February 06, 2015

The city's 911 emergency call system is facing scrutiny once again, and there are dueling sets of facts. But two reports agree: the system desperately needs fixing.

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De Blasio Says Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens 'Very Soul' of NYC

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
In his second State of the City address, the mayor proposed a plan for affordable housing that he said will take aim at the issue of inequality.

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The State of the City 2015 Address

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

After over a year in office, what are the mayor's greatest accomplishments, failings, and promises? 

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De Blasio to Unveil New Artist Housing, Workspace

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
In his 2015 State of the City address on Tuesday, the mayor will make affordable housing his top priority and will announce a new program for the city's artists and makers.

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Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to Be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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NYC's First Lady Announces a New Approach to Mental Health

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WNYC
The first step is to diagnose the problem, says First Lady Chirlane McCray.

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