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:

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. 


The Watchdogs

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

President Donald Trump’s purge of watchdogs is on the mind of one of the newly hired officials charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion CARES Act.

New Questions for Trump’s Biggest Lenders

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Changes to financial documents helped the Trump Organization borrow $73 million more than it had previously. Plus: We revisit our reporting on President Trump and Deutsche Bank.

Temporary Presidential Immunity

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

President Trump's lawyer argued before the Supreme Court that, while in office, the chief executive is immune from criminal investigations by local authorities.

Bridgegate's Finale?

Friday, May 08, 2020

Hear from two WNYC reporters on the Supreme Court's ruling overturning convictions for the Bridgegate scandal. 

Supreme Court Tosses Bridgegate Convictions

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously threw out the convictions of two one-time aides to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the traffic scheme that came to be known as Bridgegate.


The Accountants

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Trump’s accountants have been crucial enablers in his remarkable rise. And like their marquee client, they have a colorful and tangled story of their own.

Remembering WNYC's Own Richard Hake

Monday, April 27, 2020

A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.

He Went To Jared

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The president’s son-in-law has added oversight of the emergency-response supply chain to his extensive portfolio. He views himself as a disrupter — but that’s not always a good thing.

The Trump Family and the Coronavirus Response

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The role of Jared Kushner in the Trump administration's response to COVID-19, plus whether the family businesses could benefit from the relief efforts.

How Trump Is Eligible for a Coronavirus Rescue

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

We're looking at all the ways President Trump's businesses and allies stand to benefit from the government's coronavirus response.

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.