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:

All of Trump's Lawsuits

Monday, January 24, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Mariritz break down the latest in multiple investigations targeting former President Donald Trump.

Lawsuits could expose Trump business practices as voters consider 2022 midterms

Monday, December 27, 2021

The upcoming year could bring court demands and revelations for former President Donald Trump. There are cases against Trump the businessman and Trump the ex-president.


New York's attorney general is seeking to question Donald Trump under oath

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The request by New York Attorney General Letitia James represents a significant milestone in a long-running fraud investigation into the Trump family's business practices.


Trump's businesses and brand still suffering from his polarizing rhetoric

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Trump's business continues to suffer losses: fewer tenants, lost government contracts, bailing business partners. But some observers say things aren't as dire as they seem for the former president.


Trump's Business May Go On Trial On Tax Charges Just Before The 2022 Elections

Monday, September 20, 2021

Investigations into former President Donald Trump's family business by the Manhattan district attorney and the New York state attorney general are still underway, and more indictments may be coming.


What's Next For The Trump Organization After Tax Crimes Charge

Friday, July 02, 2021

Criminal charges against the Trump Organization and its long time Chief Financial Officer raise questions about the future dealings of the company.


Trump's Family Business, CFO Weisselberg Are Charged With Tax Crimes

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The indictment comes after a three-year investigation into the business dealings of the former president's family business by the Manhattan district attorney's office.


Trump's CFO Turns Himself In Ahead Of Expected Criminal Charges

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The charges by the Manhattan district attorney's office are expected to come Thursday after a three-year investigation into the business dealings of the Trump Organization, NPR has confirmed.


What We Know So Far About The Trump Organization Criminal Investigation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The New York attorney general's office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump's business. Here's what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.


New York's Probe Into Trump Organization Is Now A Criminal Inquiry

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

If enough evidence is found, the Trump Organization could face criminal charges from two New York prosecutors: the New York state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney.


Inside Giuliani's Federal Investigation

Thursday, April 29, 2021

A closer look at the federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani's alleged lobbying work — which he undertook while he was also President Trump's personal lawyer.

FBI Raids Rudy Giuliani's Office For Evidence Related To Ukraine Scandal

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani faces a legal reckoning in the same federal prosecutor's office he used to lead.


Supreme Court Order Paves Way For N.Y. Grand Jury To Obtain Trump's Financial Records

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Supreme Court has declined former President Donald Trump's request to further delay the enforcement of a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney for Trump's financial records.


Trump May Face Charges As States Broaden Criminal Investigations

Friday, February 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump faces numerous legal problems now that he's out of office. There are at least two state-level investigations tied to Trump — one in New York, the other in Georgia.


And Now, The End Is Near

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A birth certificate, a bar receipt, a newspaper ad, a board game, a Ziploc bag of shredded paper, a pair of museum tickets, some checks, and a USB drive. The series finale of Trump, Inc.

What's Next for Trump

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Trump, Inc. co-hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz join us on President Trump’s last day in office.


As the Trump Presidency Ends, So Do Opportunities to Enrich the Trump Family Business

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

When Trump leaves office, we will no longer have a president who can profit from his family business while also running the country.


Nobody Wants To Work With The Trumps Anymore

Friday, January 15, 2021

Andrea Bernstein talks to David Fahrenthold and Zach Everson about what's next for President Trump's private businesses. Plus: An announcement on the future of Trump, Inc.

The President's Pardons

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Trump Inc. co-hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz talk about the president's pardons so far.

NJ Real Estate Mogul Among Those Trump Pardoned

Thursday, December 24, 2020

President Trump has pardoned a member of his extended family: Charles Kushner, a real estate mogul from New Jersey.