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.

Shows and Blogs:

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

A Precedent for Pardoning the Purportedly Politically Prosecuted

Friday, June 01, 2018

Plus, audio of Michael Cohen threatening a reporter.

Trump, Inc, Live: From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Trump, Inc. Team holds a live show in New York City to ponder Donald Trump’s business model from the 1980’s to today.

Trump, Inc. Live

Monday, May 14, 2018

Explore some of the biggest questions about the president's family business with Andrea Bernstein, Ilya Marritz, Eric Umansky, Jesse Eisinger, Masha Gessen and Tony Schwartz.


Michael Cohen Banks $4 Million in Corporate Payments for 'Insights' and 'Advise'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New payments to Michael Cohen reveal that he has received disbursements from a company tied to a Russian oligarch and from large firms like AT&T and Novartis.


Michael Cohen and the Mysterious Shell Company

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The curious case of Essential Consultants and how it ties President Trump's personal lawyer to Russian oligarchs, a pharmaceutical company, and a porn star.

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How Giuliani is Trying to 'Set the Record Straight'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

With a potential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the horizon, President Trump's legal team goes on network television to 'set the record straight.'


What Happens at Trump Tower Does Not Stay at Trump Tower

Friday, April 27, 2018

A conversation with the hosts of the Trump, Inc. podcast.

The Hidden Hand of a Casino Company In Trump’s Contact with Vietnam

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Trump’s first call with the Vietnamese prime minister was arranged by Marc Kasowitz, a Trump personal lawyer who has another client with business interests in Vietnam.

Michael Cohen's Associates

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A deep dive into Michael Cohen's business dealings.

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.