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:

Turning Politics Into Money

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

For generations, the Trump family has used government and politicians as a path to profit. As president, Donald Trump has taken things even further.

President Trump's History of Avoiding Legal Consequences

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says it dates back to the president's earliest days as areal estate broker.


The Origins of an Oligarchy

Friday, January 17, 2020

What the long view on the Kushner and Trump family histories reveal.

'American Oligarchs:' Part Five

Friday, January 17, 2020

Andrea Bernstein's new book about the Kushner and Trump families. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part Four

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A new book from Andrea Bernstein about the Trump and Kushner families. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part Three

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Andrea Bernstein on her new book about the Trump and Kushner families. 

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'American Oligarchs:' Part Two

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Andrea Bernstein continues her special preview of her new book. 


'American Oligarchs:' Part One

Monday, January 13, 2020

Andrea Bernstein joins us to discuss her new book about the Trump and Kushner families. 


How the Trumps and the Kushners Got to the White House

Friday, January 10, 2020

A look at the multigenerational saga of two families who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of U.S. power.


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

To understand Jared Kushner, you need to know his full family story.

What Is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rudy went to Ukraine, he says, to write his own report, a counter-narrative to Dems' charges. Trump, Inc. co-hosts tell us why he's talking to people widely considered to be corrupt.

What is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The president's personal attorney spent last week in Ukraine meeting with current and former officials in pursuit of damaging information about Trump's political rivals.

Call-in Special: Legal Scholars Testify on Impeachment

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Today, the House Judiciary Committee heard its first testimony, from constitutional law experts, on what constitutes an "impeachable offense," and on the theory behind the process.  

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"Corruption Is Our Achilles Heel"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We interviewed Glenn Simpson, whose firm is responsible for the famous (or infamous) Steele dossier.

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: What Did You Learn This Week?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The second week of impeachment hearings just wrapped up. Breakdown, analysis, and lots of your calls. 

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The First Week of Public Impeachment Hearings Just Wrapped Up. What Did We Learn?

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Your calls, questions, and lots of analysis on week one of public impeachment hearings. 

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

Friday, November 15, 2019

Breakdown, analysis and lots of your calls. 


The Diplomat, The Machers, And The Oligarch

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The impeachment inquiry focuses on whether or not there was a quid pro quo. We look at the same events from a different vantage point: The business interests at play.

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: The First Impeachment Hearings

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Breakdown, analysis, and lots of your calls. Airs tonight at 8. 

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All The President’s Memes

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The business of conspiracies.