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:

How Mayor de Blasio Studies Up Before a Town Hall

Monday, June 19, 2017

To see how the mayor preps for the onslaught of public questions, WNYC went behind the scenes to his prep session at City Hall.

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New York City Takes Another Step Towards Modernizing 911

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Since 2004, more than $2 billion has been spent to modernize New York City's emergency call system. But more is being planned.

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De Blasio Joins End-of-Session Push on Electoral Reform

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The mayor is preparing to jump-start his push for electoral reform as the state legislative session winds into its final few weeks.

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City Names Midtown Corner after Jimmy Breslin . . .Temporarily

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The corner of 42nd Street and Second Avenue is now "Jimmy Breslin Way" in honor of the legendary newspaper columnist.

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Single Digit Turnout in Uptown Special Election

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The victor, Democrat Brian Benjamin, crushed the competition with only 4 percent of voters showing up for a vacant seat in the state senate.

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Your Vote Didn't Count, and the Board Didn't Tell You in Time to Do Anything About It

Friday, May 12, 2017

Of the 168,000 people who cast affidavit ballots in last November’s election, more than 78,000 did not count. Guess how many voters the Board notified by the legal deadline?

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While Workers Receive Penalties, de Blasio Defends Commissioner Who Broke Rules

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The mayor says Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte never meant to do anything wrong.

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NYPD Launches First Phase of Body Camera Pilot

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The city plans to deploy more than 1,000 cameras by the end of the year as part of the court-ordered program.

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De Blasio Keeps Up Spending in Election-Year Budget

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The mayor's election-year budget includes increased spending on the expense and capital budgets.

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Mayoral Candidate Bo Dietl Gets First Endorsement from a Public Official

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eric Ulrich — who was mulling a run for mayor himself — threw his support behind Dietl as the candidate seeks a spot in the GOP primary.

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Schumer Calls for Security Upgrade at Penn Station

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New York's senior senator called for new security measures two days after a WNYC report found Amtrak police are understaffed, under-equipped and under-trained.

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A Year After Brooklyn Voter Purge Scandal, a Timeline of Action and Inaction

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elected leaders vowed to tackle how New York State runs its elections after last year's disastrous presidential primary. So how'd they do?

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Mayor de Blasio's Week in Staten Island

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?

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De Blasio Begins Staten Island Pilgrimage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The mayor is spending a week in the city's most Republican borough.

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Preet Speaks

Friday, April 07, 2017

The former federal prosecutor opened up before a sold out crowd at Cooper Union Thursday night. 

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Board of Elections Hires New Chief Clerk for Brooklyn Borough Office

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A year after WNYC reported on a massive voter purge in Brooklyn, the BOE hires a new chief there.

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Kicking Off the Debate Over a NY Constitutional Convention

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This November, New Yorkers will vote yes or no on a ballot question that could upend the power dynamic in Albany.

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De Blasio Says No Plans for Jail on Staten Island

Monday, April 03, 2017

The city has not selected any locations for new jails to replace Rikers Island — but the mayor is ruling one place out.

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After Much Deliberation, Mayor Agrees Rikers Should Close

Friday, March 31, 2017

The city says it will close Rikers Island, the second-largest jail system in the country, which has been called an abomination by advocates and city officials.

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State Senator On Tough Slog Ahead for De Blasio's Mansion Tax

Friday, March 24, 2017

Savino said she needs to do more than just persuade her GOP colleagues. 

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