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:

Call-in Special: Legal Scholars Testify on Impeachment

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Today, the House Judiciary Committee heard its first testimony, from constitutional law experts, on what constitutes an "impeachable offense," and on the theory behind the process.  

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"Corruption Is Our Achilles Heel"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We interviewed Glenn Simpson, whose firm is responsible for the famous (or infamous) Steele dossier.

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: What Did You Learn This Week?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The second week of impeachment hearings just wrapped up. Breakdown, analysis, and lots of your calls. 

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The First Week of Public Impeachment Hearings Just Wrapped Up. What Did We Learn?

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Your calls, questions, and lots of analysis on week one of public impeachment hearings. 

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

Friday, November 15, 2019

Breakdown, analysis and lots of your calls. 


The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: The First Impeachment Hearings

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Breakdown, analysis, and lots of your calls. Airs tonight at 8. 

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The Diplomat, The Machers, And The Oligarch

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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.

All The President’s Memes

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The business of conspiracies.

How to Get Away with Murder? Become President, President's Lawyers Say

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Two impeachment-related cases at the SDNY courthouse yesterday: one on presidential immunity, the other on Giuliani's associates. The hosts of Trump, Inc. were there. They have stories. 

The Tale of Two Court Cases: President Trump and Rule of Law

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In each case, lawyers argued that President Trump's executive privilege exempts him from criminal investigations. 


3 Judge Panel Hears Arguments In Ongoing Case Over Trump's Tax Returns

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A three judge panel in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Trump v. Vance, one of the ongoing battles over the release of President Trump's tax returns.


The Numbers Don't Match

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Everyone wants Trump's tax documents. We got a hold of some from his business and compared them to lending disclosures. Experts could not explain the discrepancies.

Trump, Inc. Updates

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

What's new at Trump, Inc.

Giuliani's Business Associates Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

Friday, October 11, 2019

Who's going to jail?

Federal Judge Rules Manhattan District Attorney Should See Trump's Tax Returns

Monday, October 07, 2019

President Trump's effort to keep his tax returns secret has suffered a setback. A judge ruled prosecutors investigating Trump's businesses should see the records. The decision being appealed.


Judge Rules Trump Must Release Tax Returns

Monday, October 07, 2019

A federal judge in New York rules that President Trump must turn over multiple years of tax returns. It's part of an investigation of Trump's business dealings going back to before he took office.


Meanwhile in Ukraine

Friday, October 04, 2019

Trump, Inc.'s Ilya Marritz witnesses the Trump–Ukraine story unfold — from within Ukraine. 


Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Rudy Giuliani has been looking for "corruption" in Ukraine. It's easy to find among the very people he's befriended.

Trump, Inc.: Biden, Trump, Ukraine

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

A heated discussion was prompted by a listener about facts and opinions as they relate to Hunter Biden and the Ukraine Inquiry. 

Giuliani Through The Years

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is now President Trump's personal lawyer. He's always been a crusader and has had a career full of battles.