Andrea Bernstein

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

She graduated from Yale University, cum laude, with honors.

She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.

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Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Understanding the Washington Investigations

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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

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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?


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.


As Manafort Trial Enters Its Second Week, Here's What You Need to Know

Monday, August 06, 2018

Robert Mueller's team of prosecutors are quickly making their way through a list of more than 30 witnesses in the trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. 


Manafort, Inc.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, goes on trial for tax fraud and bank fraud.

What We Learned on Day Two of the Manafort Trial

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is being argued in Virginia, but it's playing out like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, New York Edition."


This Week in Trump World: 'Rough and Getting Rougher'

Friday, July 27, 2018

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and The New Yorker's Adam Davidson talk about the Michael Cohen tapes and preview Paul Manafort's trial, which is scheduled to start next week.

TRussia This Week

Friday, July 20, 2018

Trump Inc. co-host Andrea Bernstein and Empty Wheel blogger Marcy Wheeler on the latest Trump-Putin developments.

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The Mystery of President Trump's Relationship With Putin

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The president's one-on-one meeting with the Russian leader has prompted a fresh round of questions about Donald Trump's business ties to the former Soviet Union.

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A Precedent for Pardoning the Purportedly Politically Prosecuted

Friday, June 01, 2018

Plus, audio of Michael Cohen threatening a reporter.

Trump, Inc, Live: From ‘The Art of the Deal’ to the Dossier

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.

Trump, Inc. Live

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.


Michael Cohen Banks $4 Million in Corporate Payments for 'Insights' and 'Advise'

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.


Michael Cohen and the Mysterious Shell Company

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.

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How Giuliani is Trying to 'Set the Record Straight'

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.'


What Happens at Trump Tower Does Not Stay at Trump Tower

Friday, April 27, 2018

A conversation with the hosts of the Trump, Inc. podcast.

The Hidden Hand of a Casino Company In Trump’s Contact with Vietnam

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.