Andrea Bernstein

Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News.   She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.

Bernstein joined the WNYC news staff in 1998. She’s covered government, politics, transportation, environment, housing, policing and other areas since the early 1990's, and has at various points been assigned to cover Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Chris Christie, Bill de Blasio, and Andrew Cuomo. 

Bernstein was Political Director for WNYC and its national show, The Takeaway, during the 2008 elections, and covered that campaign from coast to coast.  She was in charge of political coverage for WNYC for the 2012 elections & 2013 elections, and founded the award-winning Transportation Nation website.

Bernstein has worked with public radio stations across the country on several joint projects, including coverage of the 2008 and 2012 elections.  Bernstein was executive producer, reporter and editor for the 2011 nationally-broadcast award-winning documentary "Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race, and Inequality."

Bernstein was one of 12 US Journalists to win a prestigious year-long 2007 Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She has won over 40 awards for her work, including 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 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 York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Newsday, the Nation, the New York Daily News, and

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

She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.

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Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Former Mayor Giuliani Joins Trump's Personal Legal Team

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trump and Giuliani's relationship goes back decades.


From Medallion Mogul to Presidential Fixer: Michael Cohen's Rise and Fall

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Michael Cohen went from working with taxis in Queens to being the president's personal attorney. We trace that history, and look at how it's affecting the fate of the Trump presidency.


The Company Michael Cohen Kept

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Long before Donald Trump’s attorney paid Stormy Daniels or had his office raided by the FBI, a pattern was established: The associates of Michael Cohen often land in legal trouble.

Trump Inc.: Trump, the Ex-Lobbyist and 'Chemically Castrated' Frogs

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This week, the Trump Inc. team are digging into business interests in the Trump administration and they ask you to help them dive into the "swamp."

Trump, Inc. Homework

Monday, April 09, 2018

Andrea Bernstein and Eric Umansky talk about the latest Trump, Inc. episode that looks into the president's businesses and give the listeners their crowdsourcing assignment. 


Conflicts of Interest in Trump Town

Friday, April 06, 2018

Last month, ProPublica published the first comprehensive, searchable database of 2,685 of Trump’s political appointees, including their lobbying and financial records. 


Trump, the Ex-Lobbyist and 'Chemically Castrated' Frogs

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

This week, we’re digging into business interests in the Trump administration and how you can help us dive into the "swamp."

'Trump, Inc.' Uncovers the Trumps' Shady Dealings in India

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Andrea Bernstein and Anjali Kamat discuss their "Trump, Inc." investigation into the Trump family's business dealings in India. 


The Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.

Former Indian Official: Donald Trump Jr. Pushed 'Blatantly Illegal' Project

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Trump project in Mumbai had its permits revoked after investigators found “significant irregularities.” Then, Trump Jr. traveled to India to get the decision overruled.

Why The Kushner Companies Filed False Affordable Housing Paperwork

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vanessa Gibson, city council member (District 16, The Bronx) talks about the controversial Jerome Avenue rezoning. 


Son-in-Law Inc: The (Other) Secretive Real Estate Scion in the White House

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Jared Kushner said he's separated himself from his family business. But other countries and foreign actors still see an opportunity to gain influence in the White House through him.

Scandals Swirl Around Jared Kushner

Friday, March 02, 2018

As his security clearance is downgraded, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser is under fire for his business dealings.

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How Kushner's Finances Could Be Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Thursday, March 01, 2018

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein about Jared Kushner's financial vulnerabilities, and what they mean for potential conflicts of interest in his role as an adviser to President Trump.


President's Former Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charges

Friday, February 23, 2018

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein explains what the guilty plea means.


Trump, Russia and 'Alternative Financing'

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Why is President Trump so solicitous of Russia? Glenn Simpson with Fusion GPS has a theory, involving Trump’s businesses.

The Brian Lehrer Show: Robert Reich, Trump, Inc., #MeToo in the Art World and the Making of a Black Feminist

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Brian discusses Trump's business dealings, #MeToo in the art world, black feminism, and the "cruel joke" of trickle-down economics.

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Open For Business

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Forbes investigative reporter Dan Alexander found the president's company is collecting at least $175 million in commercial rents. And Trump doesn't have to tell us who's paying.

The Many Questions of ‘Trump Inc.’

Friday, February 09, 2018

Where is the line between the Trump businesses and the Trump White House?


All the President's Mysterious Businesses

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A new podcast digs deep into the Trump family businesses.

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