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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:

Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice.  And also, down her shots. 

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De Blasio Settles with Eight Uniformed Unions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio has reached the city's first labor deals with uniformed workers, including two NYPD unions.

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Council Brings Garner Protests To City Hall

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
Chants of "I can't breathe" reverberated through City Hall on Monday after people across the city began protesting the grand jury decision.

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De Blasio vs. Police Union's Pat Lynch

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The head of the city's police union blasted away at the mayor for his response to the Garner case on Thursday. But de Blasio is standing firm.

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After Garner Verdict, Mayor de Blasio Consoles NYC

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

After a state grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Mayor de Blasio called it "a national moment of grief."

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Chief of Staff to NYC's First Lady Will Take Leave of Absence

Monday, November 17, 2014

WNYC
In a statement, Rachel Noerdlinger said she wants to spend more time with her son following his recent arrest.

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The City Council Speaker Has Inhaled

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WNYC
"If you are asking if I have ever smoked marijuana? Yes," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who favors full legalization.

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MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Sunday, November 09, 2014

WNYC
Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.
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De Blasio Calls NY GOP Wins an “Aberration”

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WNYC
New York City mayor told newly emboldened Republicans in the State Senate to challenge his progressive agenda "at their own peril."

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Embattled GOP Congressman Grimm Wins

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

WNYC
The top of the ticket may have gone for New York State’s $45 million man, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the GOP held on.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo, Christie Bet the Farm

Saturday, November 01, 2014

WNYC
Cuomo is focused on the minutia of New York ballot lines. Christie has made the nation his target. Both men have a lot at stake. 

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To Stop Ebola, NYC Actively Monitors 'Dozens'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WNYC
While Mayor Bill de Blasio says there are no new people in quarantine, health officials are keeping an eye on several returned travelers.

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Grimm, Recchia Hit Hard in Final Debate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
Republican Congressman Michael Grimm and Democratic challenger Dominic Recchia mixed it up in their final televised debate Tuesday night.

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How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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To Quarantine or Not To Quarantine

Monday, October 27, 2014

After a barrage of criticism over mandatory quarantines, Governors Cuomo and Christie are grappling with how to handle travelers returning home from Ebola-stricken countries.

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Ebola Quarantines Challenge Region

Sunday, October 26, 2014

WNYC
A nurse working with Doctors Without Borders described her ordeal as she was quarantined in New Jersey, and underscored unanswered questions about the new policy.

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What Our Ebola Quaratine Feels Like for One Nurse

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WNYC
Kaci Hickox, with Doctors Without Borders, detailed her ordeal as she was placed in mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, on orders from Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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This Week in Politics: On Ebola, Christie and Cuomo Seize Command, as de Blasio Urges Calm

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WNYC
Ebola has arrived in this region, and it presents a test for three area executives: Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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Grimm Gets "Italian Up" Against Dems

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
In the city's most Republican district, embattled Rep. Michael Grimm shrugs off his legal issues and hits opponent — just for being a Democrat.

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