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:
Monday, April 08, 2019
As the mayor courted prospective voters in Nevada, WNYC asked voters in his old stomping grounds about a possible presidential run.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
As part of the mayor's DemocracyNYC initiative, public schools in the city will hold events and voter registration drives.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
A City Council member faces disciplinary action for alleged sexual harassment, a charge he denies while calling for a more "common sense" approach to complaints.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
As local U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand fight for attention in a crowded Democratic field, we break down their early presidential primary strategies.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
How is New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 campaign going so far?
Sunday, March 24, 2019
“He puts his name in bold on every building. He does all of this because he wants us to believe he is strong. He is not,” said Gillibrand.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
“Good luck,” Corey Johnson said, when asked about de Blasio’s upcoming trip to New Hampshire.
Monday, March 04, 2019
"You know just a few months ago I was a normal constituent, a normal person in the Bronx, frustrated that I couldn't get my packages."
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Brigid Bergin on today's election for New York City public advocate.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Today is the day to vote in the special election for New York City's next public advocate, here's what you need to know.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
With a slew of candidates on the ballot - and experts predicting low turnout - the race for Public Advocate could be decided by a handful of votes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a national celebrity, but she's also in Washington to represent New Yorkers. How do her constituents feel now that she helped scuttle the Amazon deal?
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The freshman congresswoman took shots at Amazon — and promised to hold regular town halls in her Bronx-Queens district.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Officially, the public advocate does not have an role in the Amazon negotiations. But whoever holds the seat next is sure to try to sway the debate.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Even before she made her campaign official, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was cultivating support among women.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
In his sixth State of the City address, the mayor will announce new plans to protect workers — including paid caregivers and domestic workers.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Once approved by the mayor, Brooklyn and Staten Island will see new street signs honoring the three musicians.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
New York City is sending a small number of inmates from Rikers Island to a jail upstate where they allegedly are brutalized and held in solitary confinement.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
As we head towards 2020, what can Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's rise within the Democratic Party tell us about the relationship between gender and power in American politics?
Thursday, May 31, 2018
A U.S. Postal Service blunder is to blame for disenfranchising hundreds of Brooklyn voters.