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.
Brigid Bergin appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Advocates want the NYPD to investigate all reported rapes as crimes —whether the victim knows the perpetrator or not.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
City Hall is touting record lows for crime. But it doesn't feel that way for many New Yorkers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The city is launching a new $500 million dollar initiative to grow the field of commercial life sciences, including plans for a campus that will focus on cutting-edge cures.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a package of bills targeting what he calls the state’s “arcane” voting laws.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
After a lawsuit filed by NY1 and The Post, City Hall disclosed thousands of emails between Mayor Bill de Blasio, his aides, and communications consultant Jonathan Rosen.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The mayor pushed back Tuesday against questions about potential conflicts of interest with his personal advisers.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The day before Thanksgiving, the de Blasio administration released hundreds of highly redacted emails between Mayor de Blasio, his senior staff and a powerful consultant.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The mayor picked up his third union endorsement this week, but still says be plans to play his game hard.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The two met for just over an hour Wednesday in Trump's office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New York City voter turnout remained nearly flat compared to the last presidential election, according to city Board of Elections officials.