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, May 12, 2017
Of the 168,000 people who cast affidavit ballots in last November’s election, more than 78,000 did not count. Guess how many voters the Board notified by the legal deadline?
Thursday, May 04, 2017
The mayor says Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte never meant to do anything wrong.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The city plans to deploy more than 1,000 cameras by the end of the year as part of the court-ordered program.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The mayor's election-year budget includes increased spending on the expense and capital budgets.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Eric Ulrich — who was mulling a run for mayor himself — threw his support behind Dietl as the candidate seeks a spot in the GOP primary.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
New York's senior senator called for new security measures two days after a WNYC report found Amtrak police are understaffed, under-equipped and under-trained.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Elected leaders vowed to tackle how New York State runs its elections after last year's disastrous presidential primary. So how'd they do?
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The mayor is spending a week in the city's most Republican borough.
Friday, April 07, 2017
The former federal prosecutor opened up before a sold out crowd at Cooper Union Thursday night.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
A year after WNYC reported on a massive voter purge in Brooklyn, the BOE hires a new chief there.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
This November, New Yorkers will vote yes or no on a ballot question that could upend the power dynamic in Albany.
Monday, April 03, 2017
The city has not selected any locations for new jails to replace Rikers Island — but the mayor is ruling one place out.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The city says it will close Rikers Island, the second-largest jail system in the country, which has been called an abomination by advocates and city officials.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Savino said she needs to do more than just persuade her GOP colleagues.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The mayor has often invoked the name of the powerful senior advocacy group, but the AARP says it's staying out of his fight for a mansion tax.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The governor said his proposals for early voting and automatic voter registration won't be part of budget negotiations.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
For the second year in a row, Governor Cuomo included the measures in his State of the State address. But advocates want this to be the year they make it in budget.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Between the sacking of a Manhattan prosecutor and the specter of deep funding cuts to NYC, it was a blizzard of a week for New York.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Speaking to reporters at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the governor offered a laundry list of some of the toughest issues facing...the mayor.