Brigid Bergin


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.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Thanksgiving Parade Brings Out Kids of All Ages

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A mother, 43, and son, 6, share their first experience with the big balloons up close.

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Bill de Blasio Is Losing Popularity Among White New Yorkers

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio's favorability among white New Yorkers is at an all-time low, with only 28% approving of the Democratic mayor's performance.

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NYPD Ramps Up Counter-Terror Effort

Monday, November 16, 2015

While the investigation into the Paris attacks continues, the New York City Police Department deployed a new counterterrorism unit for its first tour of duty on Monday.


It’s Official: NYPD Officers Receive 1 Percent Raises

Friday, November 13, 2015

State arbitrator Howard Edelman says New York's finest are just that. But he could not justify the 17 percent raise they wanted.

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Schneiderman: ‘No-ish’ to 2018 Gov Bid

Thursday, November 12, 2015

As New York State's Attorney General makes headlines, Eric Schneiderman's political future is more of a toss up. 


De Blasio’s Progressive Agenda Pulls Plug on Iowa Presidential Forum

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Progressive Agenda says it's refocusing its efforts — and it's unclear if the mayor will have a role going forward.


Tentative PBA Agreement Raises Questions About NYPD Morale

Monday, November 09, 2015

City officials say they're boosting the NYPD with training and equipment but officers are angry about their paychecks.


De Blasio on Verge of Victory With PBA Deal

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

A draft of the agreement with the union representing the city's 24,000 NYPD officers is on par with the deals the city reached with other uniformed unions.


De Blasio Backs Clinton as Iowa Forum Looms

Friday, October 30, 2015

Many say the mayor miscalculated by waiting so long to endorse Hillary Clinton and are questioning the viability of the Progressive Agenda forum. 

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De Blasio Gets Jump on 2017 Fundraising

Friday, October 30, 2015

Consider it a warning to any possible challengers: the mayor is already padding his re-election coffers more than two years before his term is up. 

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Clinton Campaign Builds Momentum In New York With or Without de Blasio

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As Hillary Clinton picks up steam, her campaign is said to be talking with Mayor de Blasio who has yet to officially endorse her.

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De Blasio Presses for State Criminal Justice Reforms In Wake of NYPD Death

Friday, October 23, 2015

The mayor wants the law to say judges must consider public safety when making bail and sentencing decisions.


Slaying of NYPD Officer Revives Debate About Police Safety on the Streets

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More details are emerging about the man who police say shot and killed a New York City police officer.   

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In First Town Hall, de Blasio Works to Sell His Housing Plan

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The mayor went to Washington Heights to tout the rent protections he's championed for tenants, but he also heard some angst over his housing plan.

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Poll Finds Affordability a Serious Problem

Monday, October 12, 2015

Seventy-four percent of people say the middle class is feeling more economic insecurity than ever before in a Public Agenda/WNYC poll.

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Pope Francis Joins Faith Leaders in Call for Peace at 9/11 Memorial

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis met with first responders and victims' families at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan this morning on his historic visit to New York City. 


Exit of de Blasio’s Deputy Saddens, Alarms Advocates

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.


Deputy Mayor to Leave Post for Volunteer Role

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli is among the few people of color in top leadership in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet.

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City May Replace Times Square Plazas With Traffic

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's one step a new city task force will consider to combat the growth of quality of life crimes in the Big Apple's core.

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Latest Test of Cuomo, de Blasio Relationship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

After facing questions about state and city coordination, officials announce joint regulations to combat the outbreak.

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