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:

De Blasio Staffs Up 2017 Mayoral Campaign

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The mayor is building out his re-election campaign — starting with a veteran from his come-from-behind 2013 win.


DMV Jammed Up By Voter Registration Traffic

Friday, October 14, 2016

Tempted to register to vote online? Read this first.

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Absentee Voting Off to Bumpy Start in New York City

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Board of Elections staff are struggling with a year-old, on-demand ballot system.

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Mayor de Blasio vs. NY Post

Friday, October 07, 2016

Mayor de Blasio's ongoing feud with the New York Post came to a head this week when he derided the publication at a press conference, saying he has no use for the "right-wing rag."

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Registering Dominican-American Political Power

Thursday, October 06, 2016

A look at how one organization is tackling the problems with voter registration to harness the power of New York's largest immigrant community.


De Blasio Accuses Stringer of 'Grandstanding'

Friday, September 23, 2016

One day after New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivered a speech critiquing City Hall, Mayor de Blasio hit back. 

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Stringer Slams Pace of Change Under de Blasio

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The City Comptroller had some tough talk for City Hall on Thursday as he considers a possible mayoral bid next year. 


City Translates Voter Registration Forms Into Six More Languages, But There's A Catch

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Since July, the city has made forms available in 11 new languages. It's unclear if the Board of Elections is processing them.

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Weekend Terror Scare Highlights New Technologies, Old Rivalries

Monday, September 19, 2016

The tense weekend in New York and New Jersey drew attention to a number of issues brought to light by violence


The Politics of Terrorism

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo have appeared together only once since the explosion in Chelsea on Saturday.


De Blasio Pushes Fairness for 65,000 Fast Food Workers

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The mayor is boosting a new initiative to give fast-food workers the right to know their schedule in advance.

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Two Media Outlets Sue De Blasio

Thursday, September 08, 2016

New York 1 News and The New York Post are suing the mayor for refusing to fulfill a series of Freedom of Information requests.


De Blasio Says Cancelling J'Ouvert Is Not an Option

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

One day after the mayor said "all options are on the table," he clarified that it was all options except one.

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Primary Preview: Two Manhattan Races to Watch

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ten Democratic candidates total are on the ballot in the state legislative primary contests in Assembly District 65 in lower Manhattan and Senate District 31 in upper Manhattan.

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Cuomo's New Law Aimed At Dark Money Also Hits Nonprofits, Good Government Groups

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The governor signed the law on Wednesday touting it as the "first-in-the-nation" legislation to limit the power of money in politics unleashed by Citizens United.


Sunday Night Airport Scare Yields Lessons on Terror Response

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Officials say they're learning some important lessons from Sunday night's false alarm about an active shooter at JFK airport.

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Bronx Councilwoman on Chief O'Neill: 'I Think He Gets It'

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson talks about her history with NYPD Chief James O'Neill, successor to Commissioner Bill Bratton, and how he will bring a different dynamic to the role.  

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton to Retire, Replaced by Department Insider

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is leaving and will be replaced by the chief of department, James P. O'Neill.

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At Cuomo’s Party, de Blasio Is Snubbed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

At a New York delegation breakfast in Philadelpia Thursday morning, the governor controlled the program and the mayor left without saying a word.


At the DNC, A Tale of Two New York City Mayors

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Both current Mayor Bill de Blasio and his predecessor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the DNC on Wednesday. The contrasts between the speeches could not have been more stark. 

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