Andrea Bernstein

Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Co-Host of the Trump, Inc. Podcast and 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 covers the intersection of Trump and Kushner business and politics, and, with her colleague Ilya Marritz, has broken key stories, including those on Paul Manafort's money-laundering and Michael Cohen's fraudulent business practices. 

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 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 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:

The Emolument Suit Against Trump That Is Moving Ahead

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine discusses the suit, what it might uncover and why the Founding Fathers put the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Trump, Inc., Alyssa Mastromonaco, Ari Melber and A.J. Jacobs

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Brian talks national politics with Crooked Media's Alyssa Mastromonaco, the Mueller investigation with MSNBC's Ari Melber and the journey of a cup of coffee with writer A.J. Jacobs.

Comments [1]

Trump, Inc. — Now What?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Getting closer to the truth of all of the President's finances.

Comment

So What Trump Investigations Could Be Coming?

Thursday, November 08, 2018

We talk with The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, and McClatchy’s Anita Kumar about the midterms and future investigations by Democrats.

Rudy, Inc.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We spent weeks investigating his work and clients in the former Soviet Union.

Kenneth Lonergan's Autobiographical Play, Season 2 of Trump Inc., 'Charlie for the Culture'

Friday, October 26, 2018

Kenneth Lonergan on “The Waverly Gallery.” Ilya Marritz & Andrea Bernstein on season 2 of Trump Inc. This week's “Charlie For The Culture.”

Comment

With Failed Panama Development, Trump Inc. Uncovers a Pattern of Deception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

While investors lost money in failed Trump properties, the Trump family often walked away with millions.

Comment

Pump and Trump

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Donald Trump claims he only licensed his name for projects developed by others. Our investigation finds his family had deeper involvement and the deals often had misleading practices.

The Business of Silence

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trump has long worked to enforce silence. And he’s been trying to take the practice to the White House.

Trump, Inc.: The Business of Silence

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trump has long worked to enforce silence. And he’s been trying to take the practice to the White House.

Trump's Wealth

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz on the NYT investigation into the history of the Trump family finances

Comments [1]

Trump Inc. Looks at Elliott Broidy's Influence in the Presidency

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Elliott Broidy is a relatively minor character in the intersection of Trump's business and his presidency.

Comment

Elliott Broidy's All-Access Pass

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Our podcast investigation is back — and this time we’re looking at more than just the president’s family.  

Trump, Inc. Returns

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Manafort Verdict and Cohen's Guilty Plea

Understanding the Washington Investigations

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz discuss all things Mueller, Manafort, and Cohen.

Comments [1]

Why The Trump Organization's Business Secrets May Soon Be In The Hands Of Prosecutors

Friday, August 24, 2018

David Pecker and Allen Weisselberg, two long-time associates of President Trump, have reportedly been granted immunity by federal prosecutors. What does this mean for investigations into Trump's 2016 campaign?

Comment

Crimes of the President's Men: Cohen Pleas & Manafort Found Guilty

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The mounting legal troubles of President Trump's associates Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

Two More Trump Allies Are Now Convicted Felons. So What?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz of the Trump, Inc. podcast discuss Michael Cohen's plea deal, Paul Manafort's conviction, and whether Democrats will use this to push for impeachment.

Two Convictions That Shook Trump-World

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A guilty plea and a conviction for federal crimes for two of President Donald Trump’s top aides.

Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Authorities

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reached a plea deal with federal authorities. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein, who was in the courtroom in New York.

Comment