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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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Cuomo's New Law Aimed At Dark Money Also Hits Nonprofits, Good Government Groups

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The governor signed the law on Wednesday touting it as the "first-in-the-nation" legislation to limit the power of money in politics unleashed by Citizens United.

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Sunday Night Airport Scare Yields Lessons on Terror Response

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Officials say they're learning some important lessons from Sunday night's false alarm about an active shooter at JFK airport.

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Bronx Councilwoman on Chief O'Neill: 'I Think He Gets It'

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson talks about her history with NYPD Chief James O'Neill, successor to Commissioner Bill Bratton, and how he will bring a different dynamic to the role.  

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton to Retire, Replaced by Department Insider

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is leaving and will be replaced by the chief of department, James P. O'Neill.

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At Cuomo’s Party, de Blasio Is Snubbed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

At a New York delegation breakfast in Philadelpia Thursday morning, the governor controlled the program and the mayor left without saying a word.

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At the DNC, A Tale of Two New York City Mayors

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Both current Mayor Bill de Blasio and his predecessor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the DNC on Wednesday. The contrasts between the speeches could not have been more stark. 

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A Sit-down with Bill de Blasio on the Future of the Democratic Party

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The mayor spoke with WNYC on Tuesday about Democrats, the NYPD and what he plans to say during his Democratic National Convention speech.

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WNYC @ DNC: Bernie or Bust

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bernie Sanders capped off the first night of the convention with a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton, but for some of his die-hard supporters, that may not be enough.

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City Translates Voter Registration Forms Into Five More Languages

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The city is adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the list in an effort to register more voters.

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De Blasio, Bratton Offer Different Views On the Black Lives Matter Movement

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

At a briefing on New York City's crime statistics, the mayor and police commissioner had diverging assessments of the movement.

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NYC Officials Send Condolences and Support to Dallas

Friday, July 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton choose their words carefully after five police officers were gunned down last night in Dallas.

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De Blasio Points to Flawed Police Training in Recent Shootings, Holds Up NYPD As National Model

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's still "reeling" after watching the videos of the two recent shooting deaths of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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De Blasio’s Dark Money Group Cleared, Then Slammed

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The city's Campaign Finance Board sent a stern rebuke to Mayor Bill de Blasio over his now defunct political non-profit on Wednesday, but stopped short of formal sanctions. 

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Ethnic Power Shifts in the City's 13th Congressional District

Friday, July 01, 2016

A roundtable of local journalists discuss how Adriano Espaillat's win reflects ethnic power shifts in Harlem.

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Wright Concedes to Espaillat in NY13

Thursday, June 30, 2016

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat has secured the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel

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Espaillat Claims Victory in Historic Uptown Race

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat would become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress, replacing legendary Congressman Charles Rangel in a changing Harlem district.

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Mark-Viverito Sends Council Staff to Monitor Poll Sites

Monday, June 27, 2016

As voters head to the polls for congressional primary races across the region Tuesday, the City Council plans to monitor poll sites in two congressional districts.

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Crowded Field Vies to Replace Rep. Charles Rangel

Monday, June 27, 2016

In the 13th congressional district, which covers Harlem, Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, voters will choose from nine candidates in the Democratic primary.

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This Week in Politics: Race to Replace Rangel Gets Real

Saturday, June 25, 2016

WNYC
New York’s congressional primary on June 28 will likely decide Rangel's successor.

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The Brooklyn Voter Purge: By Age, Registration and Sanders Districts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WNYC obtained the list of purged voters in Brooklyn, and found that Hispanics were disproportionally represented. Here's what else we found.

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