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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Saturday, September 12, 2020

The story of the long, strange wind-up to the attack that remade the world… and the chances we had to stop it. A new series from HISTORY and WNYC Studios.

The Republican Convention Comes to A Close

Friday, August 28, 2020

After four nights of speakers making the case for Trump, the President addressed a packed White House Rose Garden.

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Mary Trump

Friday, August 28, 2020

Presidential niece Mary Trump on her family, the Republican National Convention, and her book "Too Much and Never Enough."

Eric Trump Makes Time To Stump For His Dad, But Not To Speak With New York's Attorney General

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking to enforce a subpoena against Eric Trump and the Trump Organization.


The Russia Report

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A bipartisan Senate report details Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and its extensive contact with members of the Trump campaign.

Bipartisan Senate Report Details Key Links Between 2016 Trump Campaign and Russia

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The report is the product of a multi-year investigation and is among the few congressional products on Russian interference to achieve a bipartisan endorsement.

The Diplomat, The Machers, And The Oligarch

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The impeachment inquiry focuses on whether or not there was a quid pro quo. We look at the same events from a different vantage point: The business interests at play.

Trump's Pandemic Response

Friday, August 14, 2020

Andrea Bernstein on the latest from Trump, Inc. and a new epilogue to American Oligarchs. 


'American Oligarchs'

Friday, August 14, 2020

Andrea Bernstein discusses her book on the history of the Trump-Kushner family. 


'Repeat Offender'

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Trump administration officials have been cited 13 times for violating the Hatch Act, a New Deal-era law prohibiting government officials from engaging in campaigning.

The Manhattan D.A. is Investigating the President and His Company

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Trump, Inc.'s Andrea Bernstein on the Manhattan D.A.'s investigation of President Trump.

Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small TV Station in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The president’s campaign has paid millions to law firms filing defamation suits against news organizations. 

Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small Wisconsin TV Station?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The president’s campaign has paid millions to law firms filing defamation suits against news organizations. Experts say lawsuits are doomed, but Trump could still get what he wants.

Trump's New Campaign Manager Has Bridgegate Roots

Thursday, July 16, 2020

President Trump is turning to Bill Stepien — a former Chris Christie aide who, after being fired in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal, grew close to Jared Kushner.


Temporary Presidential Immunity Is Not A Thing

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Supreme Court finally ruled on whether Congress and investigators can obtain the president's financial information. The answer is yes — but it's a little more complicated than that.

Will The Supreme Court's Rulings Force Trump's Tax Returns To Be Made Public?

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The Supreme Court delivered a loss to President Trump and his quest to shield his tax returns. But don't expect the unveiling of the president's financial documents anytime soon.


All The President's Tax Returns

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Find out what both of the Supreme Court's ruling on President Trump's tax returns and financial records could mean for him and what will be done moving forward. 

Trump Team Online

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Mostly stymied from holding his mass rallies, the world’s most famous Twitter user is turning to a different part of the internet — but with the same message.

A Tale of Two Rallies

Monday, June 22, 2020

On the same day as Trump's in-person rally in Tulsa, The Poor People's Campaign convened a virtual rally to set an agenda to address systemic injustices. 

President Trump Fires US Prosecutor Investigating Administration Officials

Monday, June 22, 2020

A weekend of high-stakes drama culminated when Geoffrey Berman, the U.S Attorney for the Southern District, was fired by President Trump.