Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin is the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC. 

Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, the BBC, ABC Radio, The Takeaway, NY1 and KPCC.  Previously she worked as the station’s general assignment reporter, filing for both WNYC and NPR and has covered a range of stories including Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 elections, and the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, CT. She’s also traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to report on the trial of the five men accused of plotting the September 11th terror attacks.

Brigid has a passion for breaking news and served as WNYC’s first Breaking News Producer. In that role, she directed on-air coverage for major breaking news events like the death of Osama Bin Laden and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. She also managed WNYC’s dynamic morning team. Before becoming a journalist, Brigid spent more than eight years at JPMorganChase as a communications manager. She's also a proud graduate of the New York State public education system earning her B.A. at University at Albany and her M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Read Brigid's latest reporting on Gothamist.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

NYC Wants Schools Off The List Of Early Voting Sites in 2020, Advocates Press For Better Accessibility

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Keep early voting out of schools next year. That's what the de Blasio administration is saying ahead of a joint legislative hearing on Wednesday.

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New York City Council Staff Launch Union Campaign

Monday, November 18, 2019

The staffers want to address wage disparities, improve workplace conditions and create a system to support employees through termination proceedings.


Bloomberg's Belated "Stop and Frisk" Apology

Monday, November 18, 2019

What took so long? We have one idea, or actually 2020. 

Election Day: Your Last Minute Questions

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

It's election day! Still confused about the five charter revision proposals on the NYC ballot? We got you. 

Charter Revision: The Other Three Ballot Questions

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WNYC's City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin breaks down an often overlooked part of the election ballot: the NYC charter revision proposals.

This Week in Politics: Early Voting Launches in New York

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Wait, I can vote on the weekend? Where's my polling site? What you need to know before you head out.


New Yorkers Get to Decide On A Rainy Day Fund

Thursday, October 17, 2019

When early voting starts in nine days, New Yorkers will be asked to accept or reject five ballot questions that could change the City Charter, essentially the the city's constitution.

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This Election Day, New Yorkers Could Change Future Voting Rules

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This election day, New Yorkers can vote on questions that could change the city charter — including rules that affect future elections.

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Ends 2020 Presidential Bid

Saturday, September 21, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for president on Friday. Are New Yorkers glad to have him back to his mayoral duties full time?


Gillibrand Ends Presidential Run

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race for president. 


In New Hampshire, de Blasio Draws Slim Crowd

Sunday, August 18, 2019

In his third trip to the Granite State as a presidential candidate, de Blasio found himself at the back of a parade and struggling to secure an audience in even the smallest of settings.

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Brian Lehrer Special Coverage: NYPD Judge Says Officer in Eric Garner Case Should Be Fired

Friday, August 02, 2019

The mayor's press conference responding to the recommendation that Officer Pantaleo be fired, followed by analysis and calls. 
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What the Justice Department Decision in the Garner Case Means for New Yorkers

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The officer who appeared to apply a banned chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago remains on the force, and it's a flashpoint for Mayor, and presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio.

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Council Speaker Johnson Predicts Tough Budget Negotiations As Mayor Campaigns for 2020

Thursday, May 30, 2019

It's going to be an intense month of negotiations between Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget office and the City Council to finalize a $92 billion dollar budget deal.


What's New in New York? The Census; Budgets; Wages and More

Monday, May 20, 2019

de Blasio's "Don Con" moment, NYC politics and issues: census, libraries, budgets, educator wages etc.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Tries His Luck in Rural Iowa

Friday, May 17, 2019

De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers. 


De Blasio Donors Face Their Own 2020 Decision

Monday, May 13, 2019

If Mayor Bill de Blasio makes his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination official, he’s not the only one making big decisions. His donors also have choices to make.

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Is the Mayor Running?

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Today, on the mayor's 58th birthday, he's not announcing a presidential run. Mara Gay of the New York Times and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss who, exactly, his supporters are.


New York City Board of Elections Selects Only 38 Early Voting Sites

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The move means the board may pass up $75 million Mayor de Blasio offered if it chose to open 100 voting locations.

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De Blasio Offers City Board of Elections $75 Million for Early Voting (With a Catch)

Monday, April 29, 2019

A push for 100 locations where voters can cast ballots early.

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