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:

Former Trump Organization CFO to appear in New York court on alleged tax fraud

Friday, August 12, 2022

Lawyers for the Trump Organization and its former chief financial officer on Friday will ask a New York state judge to dismiss a sweeping criminal indictment filed against them last year.


The Line Between Independence and Insurrection

Monday, July 04, 2022

Decoding the Jan. 6th Insurrection – what we should have learned from the past and what we must remember for the future.

January 6th Hearing Day 2 Recap

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A recap of the second day of hearings held by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol with Andrea Bernstein.

Previewing the January 6th Committee Hearings

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz talk about what to expect from the House committee's findings on the January 6th Capitol attack.

What to Expect from the January 6 Hearings

Friday, June 03, 2022

Some people are predicting the hearings will be quite a show. 

The War on Pineapple

Friday, June 03, 2022

The lies that led to the infamous attack on our democracy. 

New Podcast Investigates Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Attack

Monday, May 16, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz join to talk about their new podcast, Will Be Wild, from Pineapple Media, which investigates the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


Last year the FBI raided Giuliani's home. A year later he's still under investigation

Thursday, April 28, 2022

One year after the raid on Rudy Giuliani's home and office, we look at his career from prosecutor, to mayor, to Donald Trump's lawyer, to target of an investigation by the office he used to lead.


Grand jury investigating Trump is expected to expire by Friday, sources say

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg declined to comment, pointing to Bragg's statement from this month that "There is no magic at all to any previously reported dates."


Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz on What Led to Jan. 6th

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz talk about their new podcast about what led up to the Jan. 6th insurrection, plus the latest on the former president's legal issues.

New York judge holds Trump in contempt of court and fines him $10,000 per day

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A judge has found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court. Trump was ordered to pay $10,000 a day for failure to respond to a subpoena during a probe into the Trump Organization.


Prosecutor who resigned from Trump investigation slams DA for putting the case on ice

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The former lead New York prosecutor investigating Donald Trump is slamming the Manhattan district attorney for putting the case on ice. He says he has no doubt the former president is guilty.


Judge orders Trump to be desposed in New York investigation

Friday, February 18, 2022

A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr. must appear for a deposition about alleged fraud at the Trump Organization.


Trump accountant says a decade of financial statements are unreliable

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm cut off its relationship with him, saying it could no longer stand behind the annual financial documents it had prepared for him.


All of Trump's Lawsuits

Monday, January 24, 2022

Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Mariritz break down the latest in multiple investigations targeting former President Donald Trump.

Lawsuits could expose Trump business practices as voters consider 2022 midterms

Monday, December 27, 2021

The upcoming year could bring court demands and revelations for former President Donald Trump. There are cases against Trump the businessman and Trump the ex-president.


New York's attorney general is seeking to question Donald Trump under oath

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The request by New York Attorney General Letitia James represents a significant milestone in a long-running fraud investigation into the Trump family's business practices.


Trump's businesses and brand still suffering from his polarizing rhetoric

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Trump's business continues to suffer losses: fewer tenants, lost government contracts, bailing business partners. But some observers say things aren't as dire as they seem for the former president.


Trump's Business May Go On Trial On Tax Charges Just Before The 2022 Elections

Monday, September 20, 2021

Investigations into former President Donald Trump's family business by the Manhattan district attorney and the New York state attorney general are still underway, and more indictments may be coming.


What's Next For The Trump Organization After Tax Crimes Charge

Friday, July 02, 2021

Criminal charges against the Trump Organization and its long time Chief Financial Officer raise questions about the future dealings of the company.