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:

Trump Organiazation's ex-CFO is on the stand for another day at tax fraud trial

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Allen Weisselberg, Donald Trump's former chief financial officer, takes the stand in a Manhattan courtroom for a second day in the criminal tax trial of the former president's company.

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The Biden Administration's Response to Disinformation

Monday, November 07, 2022

How the Biden administration has not fulfilled its promise to address the spread of disinformation. 

Updates on three New York cases against former President Trump

Friday, November 04, 2022

Andrea Bernstein brings us the latest developments in three of the myriad legal cases against former President Trump.

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Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon indicted on New York state charges

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Steve Bannon, who managed Trump's 2016 campaign and served his administration, surrendered Thursday on charges that he laundered money by diverting funds donated to the We Build the Wall organization.

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Steve Bannon faces fraud charges in New York over the We Build the Wall charity

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

New York state is charging ex-Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon with fraud related to fundraising to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Bannon is accused of skimming money for personal use.

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Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization ex-CFO, pleads guilty to 15 felony charges

Friday, August 19, 2022

Weisselberg pleaded guilty to counts ranging from grand larceny to falsifying business records, becoming the latest person close to Donald Trump to plead guilty or be convicted at trial of a felony.

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Allen Weisselberg, a Trump Org employee for decades, pleads guilty to felony charges

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Weisselberg entered his guilty plea in state court in lower Manhattan on Thursday. He's the latest person close to former President Trump to plead guilty or be convicted at trial of a felony.

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The Trump Organization's former CFO is expected to admit to 15 felonies

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Longtime Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg is expected to plead guilty on Thursday to a tax fraud scheme in New York.

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Sources: Longtime Trump Organization executive is negotiating guilty plea to fraud

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Allen Weisselberg was charged with multiple felonies for an alleged 16-year scheme to avoid paying taxes by compensating Weisselberg with untaxed benefits like a luxury apartment and car.

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Former Trump Organization CFO to appear in New York court on alleged tax fraud

Friday, August 12, 2022

Lawyers for the Trump Organization and its former chief financial officer on Friday will ask a New York state judge to dismiss a sweeping criminal indictment filed against them last year.

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The Line Between Independence and Insurrection

Monday, July 04, 2022

Decoding the Jan. 6th Insurrection – what we should have learned from the past and what we must remember for the future.

January 6th Hearing Day 2 Recap

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A recap of the second day of hearings held by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol with Andrea Bernstein.

Previewing the January 6th Committee Hearings

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz talk about what to expect from the House committee's findings on the January 6th Capitol attack.

What to Expect from the January 6 Hearings

Friday, June 03, 2022

Some people are predicting the hearings will be quite a show. 

The War on Pineapple

Friday, June 03, 2022

The lies that led to the infamous attack on our democracy. 

New Podcast Investigates Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Attack

Monday, May 16, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz join to talk about their new podcast, Will Be Wild, from Pineapple Media, which investigates the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Last year the FBI raided Giuliani's home. A year later he's still under investigation

Thursday, April 28, 2022

One year after the raid on Rudy Giuliani's home and office, we look at his career from prosecutor, to mayor, to Donald Trump's lawyer, to target of an investigation by the office he used to lead.

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Grand jury investigating Trump is expected to expire by Friday, sources say

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg declined to comment, pointing to Bragg's statement from this month that "There is no magic at all to any previously reported dates."

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Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz on What Led to Jan. 6th

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz talk about their new podcast about what led up to the Jan. 6th insurrection, plus the latest on the former president's legal issues.

New York judge holds Trump in contempt of court and fines him $10,000 per day

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A judge has found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court. Trump was ordered to pay $10,000 a day for failure to respond to a subpoena during a probe into the Trump Organization.

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