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:
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The MTA is asking local businesses to "adopt" subway stops for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The kitchen sink bill gives something for everyone, including a bridge named after the governor's father.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Mayor de Blasio's control over city schools will expire June 30 unless Albany lawmakers vote to extend it.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time is running out for advocates to extend the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to the Capitol to make the case for continuing mayoral control.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
An annual celebration of labor rights is also a call to arms against updating the state constitution.
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.