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, planning and transportation 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 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 Salon.com.
She graduated from Yale University, cum laude, with honors.
She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.
Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:
Thursday, August 20, 2015
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes a helicopter when tunnel traffic is bad. Most commuters don't have that option. Maybe Washington will help.
Friday, August 07, 2015
A debrief of last night's GOP debate, with an eye towards Donald Trump's performance.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Voters are burning to discuss race, and a newly fluent Hillary Clinton is happy to oblige.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The Washington Post's David Weigel gives a round-up of national political news.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton offered more details into her economic policy.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Uber and the de Blasio administration seemed to be nearing a compromise on capping Uber's growth. Then the app-based service released ads suggesting the cap would hurt non-white people.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Choosing Nobel prize-winning progressive economist Joseph Stiglitz as her muse, Clinton called for raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and more early-childhood education.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
New York State took the federal government to court to use clean water funds for a new Tappan Zee bridge. It lost.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
To reform a scandal-tainted authority, a scandal-tainted government in Albany rushes a bill.
Monday, June 15, 2015
A recap of the big speech and rally Hillary Clinton held on Roosevelt Island this past Saturday.
Friday, June 12, 2015
When Hillary Clinton moved to New York to run for Senate, New Yorkers were suspicious that she was one of them. Now that she's running for president, the city's residents call her one of their own.
Friday, June 12, 2015
She had "chutzpah" when she ran for U.S. Senate here 15 years ago. But as New York's importance to her fades, New Yorkers want her more. Andrea Bernstein offers this analysis.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The musical made Broadway history by becoming the first show to win a Tony with a lesbian central character.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
After promising to refocus the scandal-plagued agency on transportation, Cuomo appoints zero transportation experts to the board.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The Port Authority won't disclose its deal to run the new observation deck.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The former New York Governor heads to New Hampshire Wednesday to officially announce his run for president.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
How United Airlines wined and dined – amongst other things – top officials, in seeking fee reductions from the Port Authority.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A ruling in Paul Fishman's favor would make it harder to understand the role of Gov. Chris Christie and other high-level government officials.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A three-term governor sees a path through a crowded field.