Andrea Bernstein

Peabody and duPont-Columbia award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Co-Host of the Trump, Inc. Podcast, a co-production with ProPublica. She is the author of the forthcoming book AMERICAN OLIGARCHS: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power (Norton, January 2020, AndreaBernsteinBook.Com)

Bernstein covers the business of the Trump administration, and, with her colleague Ilya Marritz, has broken key stories, including those on how Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump avoided criminal indictment, Paul Manafort's money-laundering, Michael Cohen's fraudulent business practices, and Rudy Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine.

Bernstein, a long-time and regular contributor to NPR, has covered six national elections including the 2016 election, and her beats have included government, politics, transportation, environment, housing, and policing. At various points she's been assigned to cover Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Chris Christie, Bill de Blasio, and Andrew Cuomo.  Her investigative reporting on the Bridgegate scandal with Matt Katz won WNYC News its first-ever Peabody award.

Bernstein was one of 12 US Journalists to win a prestigious year-long 2007 Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She has won over 50 awards for her work, including the duPont-Columbia Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for radio, the National Press Club award for environmental reporting, and national Murrow (RTNDA) and Society for Professional Journalists awards for investigative reporting.

She has taught journalism at City College, was the Jack Newfield Professor of Investigative Journalism at Hunter College, and led trainings for journalists in several venues, including preparing reporters in Bhutan to cover their first-ever political campaign in that country's transition to democracy.

She was a political correspondent for the New York Observer for eight years, and her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington PostProPublica, The Guardian, New York Magazine, The Nation, and the New York Daily News.

She graduated from Yale University, cum laude, with honors.

She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Trump and his companies are fined $355 million in New York civil fraud trial

Friday, February 16, 2024

A New York judge fined former President Donald Trump and his companies $355 million, handing a win to New York AG Letitia James, who sued Trump and his associates after a three-year investigation.


Trump's hush money trial has a date, as his Georgia case attempts to disqualify the prosecutor

Thursday, February 15, 2024

A date is set for former President Donald Trump's New York criminal trial revolving around hush money payments made during the 2016 campaign. Meanwhile, the Georgia election interference case is caught up in an effort to disqualify the prosecutor.


Judge in New York to rule on motions in Trump's hush-money criminal case

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump is expected to appear in New York criminal court Thursday. The case is related to hush-money payments made to cover up a sex scandal during 2016's presidential campaign.


Whether to Keep Trump Off the Ballot

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Journalist Andrea Bernstein previews the Supreme Court's hearing tomorrow on whether the insurrection clause allows Colorado to remove former President Trump from the ballot.


The court was tense today as jury ordered Trump to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million

Friday, January 26, 2024

A jury has ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $83.3 million to writer E. Jean Carroll for ruining her credibility when he called her a liar after she accused him of sexual assault.


Trump testifies briefly in the defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll

Friday, January 26, 2024

Former President Donald Trump spoke for less than a minute. He insisted that his previous recorded statement about the allegations was true and that he did not intend to harm her.


Trump testified in his own defense in defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Former President Trump, in brief testimony in the defamation trial brought by the writer E. Jean Carroll, insisted that he stood by his previous recorded statement and didn't intend to harm Carroll.


A day before the N.H. primary, Trump could testify in a N.Y. courtroom

Monday, January 22, 2024

Former President Donald Trump may testify in New York Monday in the defamation case filed against him by writer E. Jean Carroll.


Trump’s Second Defamation Trial

Friday, January 19, 2024

Andrea Bernstein explains what's at stake in Trump's second defamation trial.

The second Trump and E. Jean Carroll defamation trial commences

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Another New York trial against former President Donald Trump is expected to begin today: the second defamation case brought by writer E. Jean Carroll.


Trump plans to attend the start of new E. Jean Carroll defamation damages trial

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Former president Donald Trump is expected to be in a New York courtroom most of this week for a trial that will determine how much in damages is owed to writer E. Jean Carroll.


Closing arguments to begin in the Trump civil fraud trial in New York

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Lawyers for New York State and for former President Donald Trump will present closing arguments Thursday in the civil fraud trial involving his business practices.


Prosecution rests in former President Trump's civil fraud trial

Thursday, December 14, 2023

After a 10-week civil fraud trial where Donald Trump and his three oldest children testified in public, testimony is now over. The prosecution has rested and the case will soon go to a judge.


Trump fraud trial hears final witness before closing arguments begin in January

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump's civil fraud trial has wrapped up witness testimony and will break until closing arguments in January.


Trump will not testify in his civil fraud trial

Monday, December 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump says he will not testify in his civil fraud trial, in which prosecutors accuse him, two of his sons and their company of a decade-long loans and insurance scheme.


Trump to appear in NYC courtroom for the first time since gag order was upheld

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Former president Donald Trump is expected back in a New York courtroom Thursday in one of the final days for the defense in his civil fraud trial.


SCOTUS News Roundup: Ethics and Oversight

Monday, December 04, 2023

A breakdown of the latest Supreme Court headlines, including the passing of former Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subpoenas.

Ivanka Trump testifies about Trump Organization fraud

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, was on the witness stand today to answer questions about fraudulent financial documents filed by the Trump Organization.


Ivanka Trump to testify in civil fraud trial in New York

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Ivanka Trump is set to take the witness stand Wednesday in the civil fraud case against her father Donald Trump, brothers Eric and Don Jr., and others.


Trump testifies at civil trial

Monday, November 06, 2023

Former President Donald Trump testified in his civil fraud trial in New York. In sometimes contentious exchanges, Trump reiterated his position that the case against him was politically motivated.