Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002. 

His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets. 

His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, son and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Group Urges NY Cities, Counties and Towns to Sign Up for Census Review

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

New York routinely under-counts its population at census time, depriving residents of government resources and skewing political maps. A limited-time-only program could improve that.

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As November 'ConCon' Referendum Nears, Supporters and Opponents Escalate Attacks

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Every 20 years, New York invites voters to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution. Those for and against it warn of influence by "special interests."

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A Vote Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case looks at states with turbo-charged gerrymandering, like Wisconsin. But a ruling could have much to say about New York, too.

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Free Air for Everyone! (On Bicycles.)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In an ongoing effort to make biking around the city as convenient as possible, the Department of Transportation is piloting a pair of durable bike pumps, bolted to the sidewalk.

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No, This Is Not a Joke. This Is How We Choose Our Lawmakers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Three elected officials in the past six weeks have stepped down too late to hold primaries to choose successors. So insiders will take their seats instead.

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NY Metro Region Responders Head for Houston

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mayor de Blasio dispatched 120 emergency workers from the NYPD, FDNY and EMS to help the embattled Gulf region. Governors Cuomo and Christie also sent personnel.

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In Search for Subway Dollars, Cuomo's Got a Deal for Businesses

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The MTA is asking local businesses to "adopt" subway stops for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Sorry, Kids — in NJ, You Can't Buy Smokes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Chris Christie has signed one of the country's newest — and strictest strictest — anti-tobacco laws. But critics say the outgoing governor has been soft on smoking in other ways.

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Four Stops on the F to Flog the Governor

Sunday, July 23, 2017

It may have looked like a typical subway commute of late, but it was actually Mayor de Blasio riding the subway with a throng of reporters on a Sunday.

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In 13th Hour Deal, De Blasio Gets 2 More Years With Direct Control Over Schools

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The kitchen sink bill gives something for everyone, including a bridge named after the governor's father.

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Two Days Left, and Still No Vote on Who Will Control NYC Schools

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mayor de Blasio's control over city schools will expire June 30 unless Albany lawmakers vote to extend it. 

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Another Try to Update New York's Child Sex Abuse Statutes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Time is running out for advocates to extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.

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State Senate GOP Pushes a 'Buffet' of Bills to Extend City's Mayoral Control of Schools

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Over Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans passed three overlapping bills to bring with them into final negotiations with Governor Cuomo and the Assembly.

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Albany Report: Lulus and Late-Session Scrambling

Friday, June 02, 2017

As the Assembly and Senate work on pending legislation before the end of the session, there's a renewed push to reunite the Democratic Party in the Senate. 

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This Staten Island Woman Isn't Worried about Trumpcare

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

She's a Trump supporter, and she hasn't been fretting about 'repeal and replace.' But with a unique-to-New-York Obamacare plan that's essentially free, should she be?

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Cuomo Calls for Albany Ethics Reform — But Downplays 'Lulus'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Are eight state senators' recently disclosed stipends a problem? Maybe, maybe not. Gov. Cuomo prefers to discuss a familiar ethical conflict he's been trying to change for years.

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Four Ways Trumpcare Could Affect NY (And Two it Could Affect NJ)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The narrowly approved GOP bill faces hurdles in the Senate, but if something like it becomes federal law, the impact on rich and poor locally would be massive.

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Schools Chancellor Pushes for Mayor Control, No Strings Attached

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to the Capitol to make the case for continuing mayoral control.

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May Day! NY Constitutional Convention Under Attack from Within

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

An annual celebration of labor rights is also a call to arms against updating the state constitution.

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New Kosciuszko Bridge Opens with Pomp, Circumstance and Inconsistent Pronunciation

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The heavily-trafficked six-lane bridge on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is being retired and replaced by TWO six-laners — one this week and another by 2020.

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