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:

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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Albany Lawmakers Won’t Budge on Delayed Budget

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Partisan gridlock in Albany is holding up an already delayed New York State budget for this fiscal year.


Still No Budget for N.Y. State

Monday, April 03, 2017

The State has passed an emergency extender until the end of May.


Last Year's Budget Extended as Cuomo, Lawmakers Continue Haggling

Monday, April 03, 2017

Just like the initial deadline, Cuomo's 48-hour "grace period" came and went without a budget resolution. So last year's budget remains in force. 


Deadline Receding, State Budget Impasse Continues

Sunday, April 02, 2017

There had been talk that passing the budget on the first day of the new fiscal year would count as 'more or less on-time,' but April 1st came and went without any budget bills.


Deadline Passes without State Budget

Saturday, April 01, 2017

After six straight years of more-or-less on-time budgets, Governor Cuomo couldn't close the deal.


Cuomo, Legislators Closing in on "Youth Court" Alternative for Some Teens

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Governor Cuomo, the Senate and Assembly have been going back and forth on "Raise the Age" for weeks, but now it's crunch time for the budget, and this issue is a top priority.


Cuomo Sunny on Budget. GOP, Not so Much.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cuomo says in closed-door budget negotiations that the big sticking points have largely been solved. GOP leaders say substantive differences persist.


Health Care Deal Might Create A $2.3 Billion Budget Problem For New York

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The amendment is meant to win the support of upstate Republicans, but it's being greeted with howls of opposition across the state — and a snide reference to the 'Medicaid fairy.'


Advocates to Cuomo: Prioritize Ethics Reform

Monday, March 20, 2017

The governor in January said increasing campaign donation disclosures was at the top of his to-do list. If so, he's been pretty quiet about it since then.

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In Albany, 'Budget Priorites' Other Than Spending

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As the final phase of the annual budget maneuvers begin, Gov. Cuomo is focused on many moving parts that have little to do with money.


Love In The Time Of Repeal And Replace

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One couple sped up their wedding plans because of concern over how a GOP health plan might affect them. The bride had bad experiences in getting health insurance before Obamacare.


As High School Senior Is Laid to Rest, Questions Swirl About His Violent Death

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Four days after Sergio Reyes allegedly held up a bodega and died in a standoff with plain-clothes officers, his loved ones still struggle to explain how it happened.


NY Dems Divided on Strategy for Juvenile Justice Reform

Monday, February 20, 2017

The split is one of several in which Senate Democrats accuse the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference of stalling progress.


In Sickness and in Health (Insurance): Obamacare Uncertainty Leads Couple to the Wedding Altar

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act affects everyone, not just those with 'Obamacare' plans. One couple with pre-existing conditions isn't taking any chances.

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As DC Lawmakers Work to Repeal Obamacare, New York Health Insurers are Making Moves

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The repeal of Obamacare could cause a "meltdown" in the health insurance market, says the CEO of a New York health insurance company.


De Blasio: 'Sanctuary City' Split with Trump would Cost NYC Millions, Not Billions

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In Albany for the annual 'Tin Cup Day' budget ritual, Mayor Bill de Blasio gets an earful from critics.

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Cuomo Again Rakes in LLC Cash — While Proposing to Cap It

Monday, January 23, 2017

Calls to limit gifts from limited liability corporations — while accepting large donations from them — is something of an Albany tradition.


Black Mothers Face Higher Complication Rates When Delivering Babies in NYC

Monday, January 16, 2017

There’s a safety gap in New York City hospitals that puts the lives of black women at much greater risk than white women. But experts say better hospital culture can reduce the risks.  

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Code H: How One Brooklyn Hospital Runs Drills to Improve Maternal Health

Friday, January 13, 2017

Maimonides Hospital delivers more babies in a year than any other hospital in New York State. They also have some of the lowest complication rates, a distinction born from practice.

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