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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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Lawmaker to City Board of Elections: Follow the Law

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

City Councilman Dan Gardonick sent a stern letter to the city Board of Elections after it failed to post signs on old poll sites — and demanding action before November.

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This Week in Politics: The Gloves Come… On

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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A big primary victory for Mayor de Blasio. A tough challenge for his Republican opponent.

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2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Check out the districts where Bill de Blasio won — and lost — plus a look at two of the closest City Council races.

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Breaking Down Primary Election Results

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

POLITICO New York's Laura Nahmias, City Limits' Jarret Murphy, and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss the shoo-ins and surprises in Tuesday's primary election results. 

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Lawmaker Says Board of Elections Is 'Willfully Ignoring the Law'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The City Council passed a law last year to require Board of Elections to post signs after changing poll locations. But they aren't doing it.

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Poll Sites Change for More Than 200,000 NYC Voters

Monday, September 11, 2017

Unless you check beforehand, you might discover that your polling place has moved 30 minutes away for Tuesday's primary from where it was last November.

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Why the 2017 Mayoral Primary Is So Different From Four Years Ago

Monday, September 11, 2017

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, it comes after a much different race for the top of the ticket compared to 2013. Here's why.

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Why the 2017 Mayoral Primary Is So Different from Four Years Ago

Friday, September 08, 2017

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, it comes after a much different race for the top of the ticket compared to 2013. Here's why...

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Five Takeaways From the Final Mayoral Primary Debate

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Democratic challenger Sal Albanese sparred for one last time in a debate at the CUNY Graduate Center Wednesday night. 

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Advocates Sue NY State Board of Elections for Improperly Removing Voters from Rolls

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Remember that big voter purge in Brooklyn before last year's presidential primary? Advocates say there's bigger problem statewide. 

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De Blasio Publishes Editorial Criticizing Media Scrutiny of His Relationship with Donors

Friday, September 01, 2017

The mayor originally promised a list of donors who asked for favors from City Hall — that's not what happened.

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First Debate Heats Up Democratic Mayoral Primary

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio faced off against former City Council Member Sal Albanese to debate issues ranging from affordable housing to government transparency.

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See It: De Blasio, Albanese Face Off in First Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former City Council member Sal Albanese went head-to-head on debate stage tonight. See the video.

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Thousands in Queens Face Poll Site Confusion on Primary Day

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Less than a month before the Democratic primary, 15,000 residents of LeFrak City in Corona, Queens, may be forced to vote at a new polling site. Many are asking why. 

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Despite Strong Lead, De Blasio Qualifies for Matching Funds

Thursday, August 03, 2017

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The city Campaign Finance Board has agreed to give Mayor Bill de Blasio $2.6 million dollars in public matching funds for his re-election campaign.

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Queens Democrats Back Adrienne Adams for Council Seat

Friday, July 28, 2017

The newest candidate in a southeastern Queens City Council race has some of the same advantages that an incumbent would.

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Queens Democrats Prepare to Pick New Council Candidate

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It's the latest fallout from last week's guilty verdict of former City Council member Ruben Wills.

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And Then There Was One (Republican Mayoral Candidate)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

After a poor debate performance, real estate executive Paul Massey drops out.

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Can Albany and New York City See Eye to Eye?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Daily News' Ken Lovett and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss the Albany/NYC relationship when it comes to MTA funding, mayoral control of schools, and state troopers in the city.

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How Mayor de Blasio Studies Up Before a Town Hall

Monday, June 19, 2017

To see how the mayor preps for the onslaught of public questions, WNYC went behind the scenes to his prep session at City Hall.

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