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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Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

What To Look Out For

Friday, March 27, 2020

The coronavirus bailout will cost $2 trillion. We'll be following the money.

The Trump Organization, Taxes and Bribes

Friday, March 13, 2020

A new Trump Inc episode connects the Trump empire to big money bribery scheme in 1980's and 1990's New York

Trump’s Company Paid Bribes to Reduce Property Taxes, Assessors Say

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Five former city employees and a former Trump Organization employee say the company used middlemen to pay bribes to New York City property tax assessors.

The Family Business

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

It's not just that the president has mixed his business and governing. It's that the way Trump does business is spreading across the government. 

Roger Stone and the Trumps

Monday, February 24, 2020

An in depth look at the relationship between Donald Trump and Roger Stone.

How It's Over, and How It's Not

Thursday, February 06, 2020

With Trump acquitted, we look at the parallels between the Ukraine affair, Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal, and what it means that the President and Governor both emerged unscathed. 

From New Jersey to Capitol Hill, A Corruption Playbook

Thursday, February 06, 2020

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein connects the Bridgegate scandal to the President's impeachment

Read Everything, Talk to Everyone: Reporting on Trump, Inc.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Andrea Bernstein discusses the reporting process behind Trump, Inc. and her new book, American Oligarchs, with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale to talk about 

Turning Politics Into Money

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump has taken things even further.

President Trump's History of Avoiding Legal Consequences

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says it dates back to the president's earliest days as areal estate broker.


The Origins of an Oligarchy

Friday, January 17, 2020

What the long view on the Kushner and Trump family histories reveal.

'American Oligarchs:' Part Five

Friday, January 17, 2020

Andrea Bernstein's new book about the Kushner and Trump families. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part Four

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A new book from Andrea Bernstein about the Trump and Kushner families. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part Three

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Andrea Bernstein on her new book about the Trump and Kushner families. 

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'American Oligarchs:' Part Two

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Andrea Bernstein continues her special preview of her new book. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part One

Monday, January 13, 2020

Andrea Bernstein joins us to discuss her new book about the Trump and Kushner families. 


How the Trumps and the Kushners Got to the White House

Friday, January 10, 2020

A look at the multigenerational saga of two families who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of U.S. power.


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

To understand Jared Kushner, you need to know his full family story.

What Is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rudy went to Ukraine, he says, to write his own report, a counter-narrative to Dems' charges. Trump, Inc. co-hosts tell us why he's talking to people widely considered to be corrupt.

What is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The president's personal attorney spent last week in Ukraine meeting with current and former officials in pursuit of damaging information about Trump's political rivals.