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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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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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New York's Strongest Are First to Back de Blasio's Reelection

Monday, November 14, 2016

The union representing uniformed sanitation workers is throwing its support behind Mayor de Blasio's 2017 reelection bid.

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New York Leaders Finding Their Voice in a Trump World

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio — both Democrats — are seeking to position themselves in a new political reality.

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NYC Board of Elections Navigates Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

It was a bumpy ride for voters on Tuesday. 

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Carlos Jones Voted: Did You?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

After three decades in and out of the criminal justice system, this 51-year-old exercised his franchise for the first time today. 

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How to Be a Better (NYC) Voter

Monday, November 07, 2016

Know who you're voting for beforehand. Try to vote during midday if you can. Be friendly. Here's your guide to helping the line at the polls move faster for you and everyone else.

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Meet a Man Who Does Not Take Voting For Granted

Monday, November 07, 2016

Carlos Jones spent more than three decades in and out of jail. Now he's a former felon with his voting rights restored — he'll cast his first ballot on Tuesday.

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Making Sure New Yorkers Know Election Day Details

Monday, November 07, 2016

From the location of polling sites to what a recent court decision means for voters who fell off the rolls, there's plenty to know beyond the candidates.

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Judge Orders NYC Board of Elections to Protect Purged Voters' Rights

Saturday, November 05, 2016

A federal judge says the NYC Board of Elections must provide affidavit ballots to all voters who believe they're registered to vote but whose names do not appear on the rolls.

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Yes, You Can Vote If You Are Homeless (As Long as You’re Registered)

Friday, November 04, 2016

When voters head to the polls for next Tuesday’s presidential election, anyone who's registered can cast a ballot — even people who are homeless.

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Rage Against The Political Machine

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Emily Gallagher may have lost her bid against the Brooklyn Democratic party machine, but her story sheds light on how people in power traffic in favors and influence.

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NYC Board of Elections Call Center Goes Dark Ahead of Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

Monday, October 31, 2016

The New York City Board of Elections was scrambling on Monday to explain why its voter hotline was down for more than 12 hours starting at least mid-Sunday through mid-morning Monday.

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De Blasio Staffs Up 2017 Mayoral Campaign

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The mayor is building out his re-election campaign — starting with a veteran from his come-from-behind 2013 win.

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DMV Jammed Up By Voter Registration Traffic

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tempted to register to vote online? Read this first.

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Absentee Voting Off to Bumpy Start in New York City

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Board of Elections staff are struggling with a year-old, on-demand ballot system.

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