Streams

Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition. 

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.

Blogs:

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

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.

Comment

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.

Comments [1]

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. 

Comment

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.

Comment

This Week In Politics: Crumbling Rails

Saturday, October 04, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled overseas to prove his commitment to securing New York. But a new report on the region's crumbling rail lines raises security concerns of a domestic nature.

Comment

City Revamps Emergency Plan for People With Disabilities

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
A new settlement provides a blueprint for New York City to build a more inclusive emergency plan that addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

Comment

Solar Schools: NYC Invests $28M in Rooftop Panels

Monday, September 29, 2014

WNYC
New York City is taking a "rooftop" down approach to fighting greenhouse gas emissions.
Read More

Comments [2]

De Blasio Defends Top Aide Despite Relationship With NYPD Critic

Friday, September 26, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio brushed off questions about the future of Rachel Noerdlinger on Friday.

Comments [1]

De Blasio Takes Fight Against Inequality Global

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WNYC
The mayor delivered a sweeping speech in support of shared progressive agenda between New York City and the Labour Party in the United Kingdom.

Comment

De Blasio: The Earth Was My First Real Cause

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio goes global, talking about his relationship to the earth and world leaders.

Comments [1]

City Council Bests Mayor's Office in First Softball Match-Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.

Comments [1]

This Week In Politics: Cuomo's Vulnerability

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WNYC
A lopsided victory still diminishes Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Comment

43rd Street Now Stan Brooks Way

Friday, September 12, 2014

WNYC
City honors veteran radio reporter, who gave us the world, by giving him a corner of his own.

Comment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fends Off Democratic Primary Challenge

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.

Comment

Cuomo Wins Democratic Primary

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

WNYC
But challenger Zephyr Teachout made an unexpectedly strong showing, and Cuomo lost nearly the entire Hudson Valley. Here's how it happened, and what these results all mean.

Comments [6]

Lawmakers Push to Extend 9/11 Health and Benefits Programs for 25 Years

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City congressional delegation are calling on Congress to extend the federal legislation for 9/11 victims and survivors until 2041.

Comment

Rebellion vs. Redemption

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
Both candidates have something to prove in a state Senate primary in Queens, including what it means to be a Democrat.

Comments [1]

NYPD Nearing Launch of Body Camera Pilot

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The plan was ordered by a federal judge who ruled against the city's use of stop-and-frisk last year.

Comments [4]

Residents Split On City's Safer Public Housing Promise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
While crime is down more than four percent across the city's public housing developments, crime at the Lincoln Houses is up more than five percent year-to-date.

Comment

City Strikes Deal With School Safety Agents

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
City Hall and the union representing officers who work in city hospitals, homeless shelters and schools have reached a deal on a new labor contract.
Read More

Comments [1]