Andrea Bernstein

Peabody and duPont-Columbia award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Co-Host of the Trump, Inc. Podcast, a co-production with ProPublica, and is Senior Editor for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.

Bernstein covers the intersection of Trump and Kushner business and politics, 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 and Michael Cohen's fraudulent business practices. 

Bernstein 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 40 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 Post, ProPublica, 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 wife and two children.

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Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

The Questions Mueller Didn't Ask

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard: Special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday. There’s plenty of analysis about who won and who didn’t. We’re skipping that part.

Unanswered Questions, Uncertain Consequences After Mueller Hearings

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Did Congress get the answers they were looking for? Listeners, were your questions about the Mueller probe answered? Listen to how our listeners felt about the hearings.

A New Kind of Influencer: Friend of the President’s Kid

Monday, July 22, 2019

Tommy Hicks Jr. isn't in government, but he's a longtime pal of the president's son. That has put him — and one of his friends — in the room when the administration talks policy.

An Opportunity for the Rich

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Part of President Trump's tax law, opportunity zones are meant to spur new investment in poor areas by reducing taxes for the wealthy. How much those communities will benefit is unclear.

Live Coverage and Analysis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller breaks his silence after more than two years. 

Former FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe and Trump, Inc. Compare Notes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

McCabe talks about going after Russian organized crime in Brighton Beach as a young agent — and how some of those characters showed up in the Mueller report.

Trump and Deutsche Bank

Friday, May 24, 2019

Never has a relationship between lender and lendee caught so much attention.

President Trump Faces Second Legal Setback in Fight to Block House Subpoenas

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A federal judge said on Wednesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can comply with subpoenas from House Democrats and turn over financial documents related to President Trump.

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Trump and Deutsche Bank: It’s Complicated

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The bank kept writing checks even after Trump defaulted on loans. Now, Congressional investigators are going to court to uncover the financial records behind their relationship.

What We’ve Learned From Trump’s Tax Transcripts

Friday, May 10, 2019

A look at Trump’s tax data from his early years gives us a road map of what his current forms might tell us.

Trump Inc. on the Mueller Report, Mar-a-Lago and More

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Trump, Inc. podcast team joins to discuss their latest reporting on Mar-a-Lago bar tabs funded by taxpayers and more.

'Harm to Ongoing Matter'

Friday, April 19, 2019

Trump’s business deal was bigger, lasted longer and fueled more secrecy than we knew before.

Gearing Up for Mueller's Report

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A look at the top questions only the 'full report' can answer

The Legal Questions the President Still Faces

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hush-money payments. Illegal use of Trump Foundation money. Foreign contributions to the inauguration. The Mueller report aside, here's what else prosecutors are still investigating. 

Trump, Inc. Goes Beyond Collusion

Monday, March 25, 2019

We review Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress about the Mueller report — and why we’ve always focused on the evidence of conflicts over the allegations of collusion.

Trump’s Moscow Tower Problem

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Donald Trump has tried many times to build in Moscow. We look at some of his partners and find one reason why he might've needed to enlist help from the very top of Russia’s government.

The Sentencing (and New Charges) of Paul Manafort

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A closer look at Paul Manafort's sentencing hearing in federal court and the latest New York State charges leveled by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Manhattan District Attorney Plans State Trial for Manafort

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After his federal convictions, a Trump ally faces charges in state court.

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