Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

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

His beat takes him to hospitals, community clinics, doctors offices, health agencies, and research labs across the metropolitan area. His work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times, Time magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.

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:

Faster DNA Testing Now Happening at City Medical Examiner's Office

Monday, October 05, 2015

An assessment finds that the time to complete tests in homicide and sexual assault cases dropped dramatically this year, but other scores continue to lag.


Market-leading Insurer Succumbs to Red Ink

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Health Republic — a consumer-driven CO-OP — will stop selling coverage at the end of the year, forcing its Obamacare customers to seek other health plans for 2016.


A Warm Welcome For Pope Francis In Manhattan

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis is in New York today, where he'll visit the World Trade Center, address the U.N. and lead a Mass at Madison Square Garden. He received a lively welcome at St. Patrick's Cathedral.


More Hospital Workers Getting Flu Vaccine, But Some Lag Behind

Friday, September 18, 2015

Nationwide, nine out of 10 hospital workers get flu shots. But for several local hospitals, the numbers are far lower.


Bicycles, Breathing and Bridges: A Toxic Trio?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

One of the first volunteers for WNYC's 'Bicycle Brigade' monitors the air by wearing an elaborate outfit during her daily commute.

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Do City Dogs Dream Of Chasing Country Sheep?

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Many people spend summertime in the great outdoors, enjoying simpler living. Reporter Fred Mogul took his city dog to a farm in Pennsylvania to see if she might enjoy exploring her shepherding roots.


Pregnancy-related Deaths Decline Sharply in NYC, but Black-White Gap Widens

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New York City mothers used to die twice as often as their counterparts around the U.S. in the year before and after childbirth. Things are much better now, but disparities persist.


Physicians Pay Respects to Oliver Sacks’s Medical Contributions

Monday, August 31, 2015

Oliver Sacks is known as a poet, philosopher and interpreter of neurology. Peers say his contribution to science is more subtle, but still distinguished.


Grumbles vs. Praise: Grading the City's Response to Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 14, 2015

What'd they know, when'd they know it, and should they have told us sooner?


Outbreak Pushes Water Treatment Crews Into Overdrive

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An emergency order to clean and decontaminate all cooling towers in response to Legionnaires' in New York City has building owners and their service providers scrambling.


State, Federal Investigators Help NYC Battle Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teams from the New York State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control will begin testing cooling towers in the Bronx this weekend.


Giving Legal Teeth to the Fight Against Legionnaires' Disease

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Regulators already monitor elevators, sprinkler systems and fire escapes. Engineers — and now politicians — say cooling systems should be added to the list.


Do City Dogs Dream of Chasing Country Sheep?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer is a great time to try something new, and not just for people. In this installment of our "First Timers" series, 6-year-old Lily gives sheepherding a shot.

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Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect: A Year of Debating the Meaning of 'Public Safety'

Friday, July 17, 2015

Under "broken windows" policing of petty crimes, many minorities feel targeted and vulnerable. Others say police have a difficult job and are largely sensitive to community needs.

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Disabled Community 'Walks, Rides and Rolls' Down Broadway to Celebrate ADA

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Twenty-five years after Congress passed the landmark legislation, New Yorkers with a wide array of disabilities march with pride in midtown Manhattan.


Supreme Court's ACA Ruling: 200,000 NJ Patients Cheer, Republicans Jeer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care subsidies on the federal marketplace preserves the cost of insurance for nearly 200,000 New Jersey residents.


Farewell, Obamacare Subsidies? NJ Awaits Ruling. NY Doesn't.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If the Supreme Court rejects federal insurance exchange subsidies, Gov. Christie's contingency plan is for Washington to fix the Affordable Care Act. Others want Trenton to take control.


Local Church Mourns Charleston Massacre

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Many in New York have connections to those gunned down in Charleston. On Sunday, they came together to mourn the victims' deaths and celebrate their lives.


Biking and Breathing

Friday, June 12, 2015

WNYC and Columbia University want YOU to help study the air you breathe while cycling the city.

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Can One Challenged City Agency Provide Healthcare for Another?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The city's Health and Hospital Corporation is poised to take over healthcare needs for Rikers inmates.