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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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Mayor's New Budget Does Not Include Trump Specifics

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Mayor's budget for 2018 outlines funding for many issues of income inequality, but doesn't address the President's policies.

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No Trump 'Specifics' in de Blasio's $84.7 Billion Preliminary Budget

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The mayor did not budget for any fallout from the new Trump administration.

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Is 2017 The Year New York Election Law Makes The Grade?

Friday, January 13, 2017

In a report to be released Friday, the good government group Common Cause New York gives the state D minus in the way it runs elections.

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Justice Department Says City Board of Elections Violated Federal Law in Brooklyn Voter Purge

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The feds join a lawsuit over the improper purge of nearly 120,000 Brooklyn voters before the April 2016 presidential primary, first reported by WNYC. 

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Despite Vision Zero Progress, City Fails to Make Arrests in Two Thirds of Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There were 229 traffic deaths last year — down 23 percent since the mayor took office. But advocates say there are other numbers the city should improve.

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Protesters Call on NYPD to Do More Than Apologize for Rape Comments

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Advocates want the NYPD to investigate all reported rapes as crimes —whether the victim knows the perpetrator or not.

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Cuomo Mixes Progressive Push With Focus on Middle Class in Annual Address

Monday, January 09, 2017

New York's governor delivered his first in series of State of the State speeches he's delivering around the state this week, but not before the legislature.

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Gillibrand Wants Trump Admin. to Count Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The junior senator from New York wants homeless survivors of domestic violence to be included in the feds annual homeless census.

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De Blasio Administration Battles Perception Versus Reality on Crime Stats

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

City Hall is touting record lows for crime. But it doesn't feel that way for many New Yorkers.

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De Blasio Campaigns Where Reality Meets Expectations

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

As next year's race for mayor heats up, Mayor de Blasio's biggest political challenge so far may be the disappointment at the grass-roots.

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Avella Announces Mayoral Bid in Front of Symbolic Queens Site

Sunday, December 18, 2016

In front of a hotel that neighbors prevented from becoming a homeless shelter, the State Senator said he's officially taking on Mayor de Blasio in next year's Democratic primary.

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De Blasio Campaign Fined More Than $47k

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The New York City Campaign Finance Board slapped a fine of $47,778 on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2013 campaign.

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State Orders City to Appoint a Monitor to Oversee Child Welfare

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.

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