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.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Manhattan Boro President Finds Broadway Violates the ADA

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A survey by Gale Brewer's office found less than 10 percent of sidewalk curb cuts comply with the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act.


Verizon, Workers Ready Strike Plans

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The multi-billion dollar telecom giant may face a strike from nearly 40,000 workers across nine states — including New York and New Jersey — as soon as this weekend.

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Mark-Viverito Says Council Struck Uber Deal – Not de Blasio

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Speaker set the record straight while calling out anyone who might suggest she was forced to table the Uber cap bill as "sexist."


If de Blasio's Re-elected, Bratton Says He Won't Be NYPD Commissioner

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The city's top cop cited his age when asked whether he'd serve mayor after 2017.


Stringer Sides with Uber

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New York City Comptroller is calling on the City Council to delay a possible vote on bills that would cap the growth of the on-demand taxi app.

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The Fight Between City Hall And Uber

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The on-demand taxi app is fighting a proposed cap on its growth backed by Mayor de Blasio and several City Council members — and race has entered the debate.

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How de Blasio Navigated the Death of Eric Garner

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Before he was elected, de Blasio promised to repair splintered relations between police and communities. But the mayor has been tested by Eric Garner's death from an NYPD officer.


Fans Gather In New York City To Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Friday, July 10, 2015

Crowds turned out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team with a ticker tape parade in New York City Friday. The team defeated Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. It's been more than half a century since a female athlete was honored with a parade in New York. The team's victory will also be commemorated with a granite marker in Lower Manhattan.


Photos: Ticker Tape Flies at Parade for US Soccer Champs

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lower Manhattan will swirl with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women's soccer team at the Women's World Cup.

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De Blasio Accuses Cuomo of Playing Political 'Games' at City's Expense

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mayor de Blasio unleashed harsh words on Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate, vowing he won't play by their rules any longer.


More Cops on the Beat in New Plan, Mayor Says

Friday, June 26, 2015

A pilot version of the new policing plan is already underway in four precincts across the city — people are already starting to notice a difference.

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Council, Bratton Sway Mayor on More Cops

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

As part of the city budget deal, de Blasio reversed his earlier position and agreed to add 1,297 more cops after facing pressure from both inside and outside his administration.


NY to Hire 1,300 Police Officers as Part of $78.5B Budget

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The new officers will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in overtime savings.


De Blasio to Dante: Go With Purpose

Friday, June 19, 2015

At his son's high school graduation, the mayor delivered a speech tinged with personal reflection and a call to activism.

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Local Officials Outraged, Saddened by Charleston Shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mayor de Blasio called it a "troubling and heart wrenching moment."

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Landlord Faces Criminal Charges for Alleged Tenant Harassment

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York State Attorney General Eric Scheiderman and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announce the first indictments from their joint, tenant anti-harassment task force.

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De Blasio, Bloomberg Make Rare Joint Appearance

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The mayors, present and past — together at a celebration of Cornell Tech's groundbreaking on Roosevelt Island — still seemed far apart.


De Blasio Rejects Criticism from Landlords

Monday, June 15, 2015

The mayor said tenants must make their voices heard in Albany.


The Albany Countdown

Monday, June 15, 2015

Albany's legislative session ends Wednesday, but rent laws and 421a expire today. A roundtable of reporters discusses what's still to come from Albany.

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Cuomo, de Blasio in NYC While Lawmakers Languish in Albany

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The governor and the mayor joined forces with organized labor at separate events in New York City Thursday as legislators met in Albany with only four days left in the session.