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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Federal jury finds Trump liable for battery and defamation in E. Jean Carroll trial

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Donald Trump says he plans to appeal a federal jury's decision that found him liable of battery and defamation in a sexual assault case brought by E. Jean Carroll. The jury awarded her $5 million.


Jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse in E. Jean Carroll's civil case

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

A Manhattan federal jury has determined former President Donald Trump is liable for battery and defamation in a civil lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll. Jurors awarded her $5 million.


A jury finds Trump liable for battery and defamation in E. Jean Carroll trial

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Jurors believed that Carroll's allegation of sexual abuse in a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s was more likely true than not. They awarded her $5 million in total damages.


Attorneys gave closing arguments in E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit against Trump

Monday, May 08, 2023

Attorneys in the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Donald Trump gave their closing arguments. Jurors will determine whether Trump should be held accountable for allegedly sexually attacking Carroll.


Trump attorney asks E. Jean Carroll why it took decades to accuse his client of rape

Friday, April 28, 2023

Donald Trump's attorney spent Thursday cross-examining E. Jean Carroll. She is a former columnist who sued Trump, claiming he raped her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s.


Trump's lawyers conclude cross examination of E. Jean Carroll in civil rape case trial

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Former columnist E. Jean Carroll continued her testimony on Thursday in her lawsuit sexual assault case trial against Donald Trump. Carroll sued Trump after an alleged rape in the mid-1990s.


5 things to know as E. Jean Carroll's civil trial begins against Donald Trump

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Jury selection starts Tuesday in Manhattan in the sexual assault and defamation civil suit against former President Donald Trump. E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of raping her in the 1990s.


Andrea Bernstein on Trump's Arraignment and What Comes Next

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

We discuss the arraignment of the former president in the Manhattan Criminal Court and what this means for his run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Donald Trump will face more court proceedings while running for president

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Shortly after his arraignment in New York City on criminal charges, the former president spoke out at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida home. In a speech, he talked of conspiracies.


Former President Trump is back in the center of public attention

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Former President Donald Trump will find out what crimes he's being charged with when he's arraigned Tuesday in a New York City courtroom. Trump spent the night in his Manhattan apartment


What Trump's business history can tell us about his criminal indictment

Friday, March 31, 2023

The criminal indictment of Donald Trump is a first for a U.S. president and a first for Trump — but his family's business dealings have raised questions with authorities in New York for decades.


President Trump indicted in hush money case

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Former President Trump has been indicted on criminal charges by a New York grand jury. This makes him the first former president in American history to face indictment.


Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The charges, which are expected to be released in coming days, make Trump the first former president in United States history to be criminally indicted.


The Manhattan grand jury investigating Trump plans to take a break in April

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The pre-planned break coincides with the holidays of Easter, Passover and Ramadan. That means an indictment, if it occurs, wouldn't come until the latter half of April, at the earliest.


What we know about Trump possibly facing criminal indictment in New York City

Friday, March 10, 2023

Trump has been invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, typically the last step before a criminal indictment. Trump could become the first former president in U.S. history to be indicted.


Manhattan DA presents evidence in Trump-Stormy Daniels investigation to grand jury

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A grand jury will decide whether former President Donald Trump broke the law regarding hush-money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Trump's company recorded the payments as legal fees.


Manhattan DA presenting evidence in Trump-Stormy Daniels investigation to grand jury

Monday, January 30, 2023

The investigation stems from payments Donald Trump made, allegedly to prevent accusations that he had had an extramarital affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels from becoming public.


The Trump Organization has been ordered to pay $1.61 million for tax fraud

Friday, January 13, 2023

Friday's sentencing comes after a Manhattan jury found Donald Trump's family enterprise guilty in December of tax-fraud. Trump was not charged as an individual.


Reflections on January 6th, Two Years Later

Friday, January 06, 2023

The January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, and what has happened in the intervening years.

Trump Organization found guilty of all charges in tax fraud scheme

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Former President Donald Trump's company has been found guilty of all charges in a long-running tax fraud scheme. A New York Jury found the Trump Corporation guilty on a combined 17 counts.