Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Bernstein joined the WNYC news staff in 1998. She’s covered government, politics, transportation, environment, housing, policing and other areas since the early 1990's, and has at various points been assigned to cover Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Chris Christie, Bill de Blasio, and Andrew Cuomo.
Bernstein was Political Director for WNYC and its national show, The Takeaway, during the 2008 elections, and covered that campaign from coast to coast. She was in charge of political coverage for WNYC for the 2012 elections & 2013 elections, and founded the award-winning Transportation Nation website.
Bernstein has worked with public radio stations across the country on several joint projects, including coverage of the 2008 and 2012 elections. Bernstein was executive producer, reporter and editor for the 2011 nationally-broadcast award-winning documentary "Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race, and Inequality."
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 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 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 York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Newsday, the Nation, the New York Daily News, and Salon.com.
She graduated from Yale University, cum laude, with honors.
She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.
Shows and Blogs:
Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:
Friday, June 01, 2018
Plus, audio of Michael Cohen threatening a reporter.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The Trump, Inc. Team holds a live show in New York City to ponder Donald Trump’s business model from the 1980’s to today.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Explore some of the biggest questions about the president's family business with Andrea Bernstein, Ilya Marritz, Eric Umansky, Jesse Eisinger, Masha Gessen and Tony Schwartz.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
New payments to Michael Cohen reveal that he has received disbursements from a company tied to a Russian oligarch and from large firms like AT&T and Novartis.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The curious case of Essential Consultants and how it ties President Trump's personal lawyer to Russian oligarchs, a pharmaceutical company, and a porn star.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
With a potential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the horizon, President Trump's legal team goes on network television to 'set the record straight.'
Friday, April 27, 2018
A conversation with the hosts of the Trump, Inc. podcast.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Trump’s first call with the Vietnamese prime minister was arranged by Marc Kasowitz, a Trump personal lawyer who has another client with business interests in Vietnam.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A deep dive into Michael Cohen's business dealings.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Trump and Giuliani's relationship goes back decades.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Michael Cohen went from working with taxis in Queens to being the president's personal attorney. We trace that history, and look at how it's affecting the fate of the Trump presidency.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Long before Donald Trump’s attorney paid Stormy Daniels or had his office raided by the FBI, a pattern was established: The associates of Michael Cohen often land in legal trouble.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This week, the Trump Inc. team are digging into business interests in the Trump administration and they ask you to help them dive into the "swamp."
Monday, April 09, 2018
Andrea Bernstein and Eric Umansky talk about the latest Trump, Inc. episode that looks into the president's businesses and give the listeners their crowdsourcing assignment.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Last month, ProPublica published the first comprehensive, searchable database of 2,685 of Trump’s political appointees, including their lobbying and financial records.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
This week, we’re digging into business interests in the Trump administration and how you can help us dive into the "swamp."
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Andrea Bernstein and Anjali Kamat discuss their "Trump, Inc." investigation into the Trump family's business dealings in India.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
A Trump project in Mumbai had its permits revoked after investigators found “significant irregularities.” Then, Trump Jr. traveled to India to get the decision overruled.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Vanessa Gibson, city council member (District 16, The Bronx) talks about the controversial Jerome Avenue rezoning.