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:

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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New York Boosts Bio-Tech

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.

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City Promises Full Investigation into Death of Two Toddlers in the Bronx

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The sisters were killed Wednesday, following a radiator malfunction.

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AG Schneiderman: New York's Laws Amount to 'Legal Voter Suppression'

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.

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Behind the Scenes at City Hall: Jonathan Rosen and the Mayor

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. 

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Emails Questions Continue to Dog de Blasio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The mayor pushed back Tuesday against questions about potential conflicts of interest with his personal advisers.

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Mayor's Office Releases Emails Between Administration, 'Agent of the City'

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.

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De Blasio Claims Underdog Status as He Picks Up Third Union Nod

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The mayor picked up his third union endorsement this week, but still says be plans to play his game hard.

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President-Elect Trump, Mayor De Blasio Talk Immigration, Steve Bannon in One-On-One Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The two met for just over an hour Wednesday in Trump's office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower.

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NYC Voter Turnout Around 56 Percent

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.

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