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:
Friday, February 17, 2017
The term-limited speaker offered a robust agenda for her final months in office. And it raised the question: What will she do next?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Amid a 2017 mayoral run, Bill de Blasio addressed longstanding concerns for New Yorkers in his State of the City address on Monday.
Monday, February 13, 2017
"This affordability crisis threatens who we are, threatens the very soul of this city," said de Blasio during his State of the City address.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The mayor is trying to get ahead of questions about the multiple investigations into his administration. But his latest strategy fell flat.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Nine candidates are running to represent the 9th City Council district in this nonpartisan election.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking to capitalize on the simmering anger among voters over what he called the state’s “embarrassingly outdated” voting system.
Friday, January 27, 2017
The Brooklyn purge was just part of the problem. A new investigation finds another 100,000 voters were improperly removed across the city ahead of last year’s presidential primary.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Mayor's budget for 2018 outlines funding for many issues of income inequality, but doesn't address the President's policies.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The mayor did not budget for any fallout from the new Trump administration.
Friday, January 13, 2017
In a report to be released Friday, the good government group Common Cause New York gives the state D minus in the way it runs elections.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The feds join a lawsuit over the improper purge of nearly 120,000 Brooklyn voters before the April 2016 presidential primary, first reported by WNYC.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
There were 229 traffic deaths last year — down 23 percent since the mayor took office. But advocates say there are other numbers the city should improve.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Advocates want the NYPD to investigate all reported rapes as crimes —whether the victim knows the perpetrator or not.
Monday, January 09, 2017
New York's governor delivered his first in series of State of the State speeches he's delivering around the state this week, but not before the legislature.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
The junior senator from New York wants homeless survivors of domestic violence to be included in the feds annual homeless census.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
City Hall is touting record lows for crime. But it doesn't feel that way for many New Yorkers.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
As next year's race for mayor heats up, Mayor de Blasio's biggest political challenge so far may be the disappointment at the grass-roots.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
In front of a hotel that neighbors prevented from becoming a homeless shelter, the State Senator said he's officially taking on Mayor de Blasio in next year's Democratic primary.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The New York City Campaign Finance Board slapped a fine of $47,778 on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2013 campaign.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
At the same time, the state and the city issued scathing reports about how the Administration for Children's Services handled the case of a Harlem boy who was fatally beaten.