Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition.
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:
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mayor de Blasio tapped civil rights attorney Richard Emery to revive the much-maligned Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency that handles allegations of police misconduct.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
As Mayor Bill de Blasio travels around Italy, he plans to search for one specific thing.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Three unions gave $800,000 to Campaign for One New York, the lobby group supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's agenda.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The card, dubbed NYC ID, is intended to help people access city services and enter city buildings Officials are also negotiating with banks, stores, restaurants and cultural institutions to also recognize the ID.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio backs up pledge to make public housing safer with added millions in investment.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's largest public workers union announced a tentative contract agreement.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Congressman Charlie Rangel has declared victory in New York's 13th congressional district Democratic primary. But he only leads Adriano Espaillat by about two thousand votes, and a significant number of absentee ballots have yet to be counted. WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin and Data News team's John Keefe break down the politics and data of the super-close race.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Charles Rangel is ahead of State Sen. Adriano Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent in a primary election to secure the Democratic nomination for the 13th congressional district.
Monday, June 23, 2014
The New York representative runs a real risk of losing to Dominican-American rival Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Rangel is one of the longest-serving members of Congress.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Democrats bare their teeth and show their lovey-dovey side as a primary in an uptown congressional race gets heated. City Hall delivers the least contentious budget in decades — and the Albany session limps to its finale.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Next Tuesday’s primary election may feel like déjà vu for voters in the 13th congressional district in Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, but the city’s politics have shifted in a decidedly more progressive direction.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Democrats running in the June 24 primary for the upper Manhattan and Bronx congressional seat held by Rep. Charles Rangel debate the merits and meaning of change.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
The balance of power in Albany starts to tilt
Friday, June 06, 2014
State Senator Adriano Espaillat is gaining big-time support in the race to represent East Harlem's congressional district, which has some of the city's highest concentrations of Dominican and Puerto Rican voters. But he’s up against major seniority: Rep. Charlie Rangel, who’s been serving Harlem for 40 years.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Mayor de Blasio calls for a thorough review of 911 operations after a series of reports on WNYC details problems with the city's emergency response.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Elected officials and fire union members will rally Friday morning, after the de Blasio administration suspended a multi-billion dollar project to upgrade the 911 system.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.