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Brigid Bergin

Reporter

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:

City Translates Voter Registration Forms Into Five More Languages

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The city is adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the list in an effort to register more voters.

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De Blasio, Bratton Offer Different Views On the Black Lives Matter Movement

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

At a briefing on New York City's crime statistics, the mayor and police commissioner had diverging assessments of the movement.

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NYC Officials Send Condolences and Support to Dallas

Friday, July 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton choose their words carefully after five police officers were gunned down last night in Dallas.

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De Blasio Points to Flawed Police Training in Recent Shootings, Holds Up NYPD As National Model

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's still "reeling" after watching the videos of the two recent shooting deaths of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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De Blasio’s Dark Money Group Cleared, Then Slammed

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The city's Campaign Finance Board sent a stern rebuke to Mayor Bill de Blasio over his now defunct political non-profit on Wednesday, but stopped short of formal sanctions. 

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Ethnic Power Shifts in the City's 13th Congressional District

Friday, July 01, 2016

A roundtable of local journalists discuss how Adriano Espaillat's win reflects ethnic power shifts in Harlem.

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Wright Concedes to Espaillat in NY13

Thursday, June 30, 2016

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat has secured the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel

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Espaillat Claims Victory in Historic Uptown Race

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat would become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress, replacing legendary Congressman Charles Rangel in a changing Harlem district.

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Mark-Viverito Sends Council Staff to Monitor Poll Sites

Monday, June 27, 2016

As voters head to the polls for congressional primary races across the region Tuesday, the City Council plans to monitor poll sites in two congressional districts.

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Crowded Field Vies to Replace Rep. Charles Rangel

Monday, June 27, 2016

In the 13th congressional district, which covers Harlem, Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, voters will choose from nine candidates in the Democratic primary.

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This Week in Politics: Race to Replace Rangel Gets Real

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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New York’s congressional primary on June 28 will likely decide Rangel's successor.

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The Brooklyn Voter Purge: By Age, Registration and Sanders Districts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WNYC obtained the list of purged voters in Brooklyn, and found that Hispanics were disproportionally represented. Here's what else we found.

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Latino Voters Hit Hardest By Brooklyn Voter Purge

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When mapped by election district, an analysis by member station WNYC shows that Hispanic voters were disproportionately purged from the rolls when compared with all other groups.

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Congresswoman Requests Federal Monitors for City's Primary Election

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The move came after WNYC revealed Hispanic voters in Brooklyn were hit hardest by the Board of Election's recent voter purge.

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Hispanic Voters Disproportionately Purged from Voter Rolls

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC reporters explain their investigation into the recent Brooklyn voter roll purge, which shows that Hispanic voters in District 7 were hit hardest.

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Brooklyn Voter Purge Hit Hispanics Hardest

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC analyzed 120,000 names dropped from the voter rolls before April's presidential primary. We found that Hispanic voters were removed at a higher rate than all other groups.

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Congressional Primary Candidates Debate Future of 13th District

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The candidates hoping to succeed 23-term Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel took the stage at Hostos Community College in the Bronx Monday night.

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Why Voter Rolls Can Be A Mess

Thursday, June 16, 2016

"We can't keep updated lists. It's just impossible to do that," says Michael Ryan, executive director of the New York City Board Of Elections.

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New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles Sued for Discrimination

Thursday, June 09, 2016

A complaint filed in federal court Thursday accuses the state agencies of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because their websites are not machine readable.

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City Officials Strike Early Budget Deal

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and the Council finalized negotiations three weeks ahead of the deadline for the earliest agreement in 15 years.

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