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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:

What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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Interview: De Blasio, Live From Iowa, on Hillary Clinton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The mayor talks with WNYC about furthering his progressive agenda around the country, the NYPD officer who pulled his gun on protesters and why he has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton.

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De Blasio Heads to Midwest, Still No Endorsement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Speaking to reporters for the first time on Tuesday, the mayor held firm on holding off on a Hillary Clinton endorsement.

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Council Renews Call for 1,000 More Officers

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
In its response to the mayor's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016, the City Council is once again pushing to add more cops, including 350 new officers for a counter terrorism unit.

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Sharpton Burnishes National Rep At NYC Event

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

WNYC
The annual National Action Network conference in Times Square this week offers a national platform for the host and some 2016 presidential hopefuls.

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De Blasio Plans Progressive 'Contract With America'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
The mayor wants to make the debate over fighting income inequality a central issue in the 2016 presidential race — and he has some unlikely inspiration.

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Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used for repairs and resiliency measures at 33 city public housing developments.

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'Just Vote Already' Boosts Bronx Turnout

Monday, March 30, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's get-out-the-vote experiment in one election district yields promising results.

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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 he 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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