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:

City Faces Life Threatening Hospital Supply Shortage In Two Weeks

Friday, March 27, 2020

Mayor de Blasio said New York City needs more supplies and personnel to fight the coronavirus outbreak by Sunday, April 5.


New York’s Strongest Still Keeping The City Clean Amid Cornavirus Outbreak

Monday, March 23, 2020

The city Sanitation workers are among the essential workers still going out in the field everyday.

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De Blasio Calls For Military Aid To Fight Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mayor de Blasio calls for military support to address the coronavirus outbreak.


De Blasio Struggles to Communicate Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across New York City,  some of Mayor de Blasio’s usual allies want him to do a better job communicating.


In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”


Mike Bloomberg Bet Big On Super Tuesday. It Didn't Pay Off.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is suspending his presidential campaign. 


This Week In Politics: Bloomberg vs. The Rest Of The Country

Saturday, February 29, 2020

New York City voters have had a lot of time to figure out what they think about Mike Bloomberg. But what about the rest of the country?


Billy Idol Helps City Crack Down On Idling Vehicles

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The 1980's rock star Billy Idol joined Mayor de Blasio Thursday to declare a pun-filled war on idling vehicles. 


Bloomberg's Been Focusing on Virginia - But Super Tuesday Voters There Are Still In Flux

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

WNYC's Brigid Bergin spent last weekend there to find out how voters are making up their minds about Michael Bloomberg's campaign.


Super Tuesday Virginia Voters Remain Undecided on Bloomberg

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Dozens of volunteers were in Richmond over the weekend knocking on doors to get out the vote for the former New York City mayor.


Bloomberg's Past Debates Suggest He Should Not Be Underestimated

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on the Democratic presidential debate stage Thursday night.  

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De Blasio Threatens Service Cuts Stemming From Proposed Medicaid Cost Shift

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the state's executive budget proposal poses dire consequences for New York City.


With Two Years Left On The Clock, De Blasio Wants To #SaveTheCity

Friday, February 07, 2020

In his penultimate State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed a city on the brink and in need of saving.


Protect the Vote: The City Institutions That Turned Down Voters

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Brigid Bergin, the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC, joins us to discuss her recent story, “Despite Tax Breaks, These City Institutions Shut Doors On Voters.”


City Council Staffers Seeking to Unionize Achieve Critical Milestone

Sunday, January 26, 2020

They will present a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson seeking recognition after collecting a majority of membership cards.


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Delivers First "State of the People" Address

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

He vowed to make sure no New Yorker wondered why this office exists by the time he finishes his tenure.

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Brooklyn Democratic Party Boss Frank Seddio Stepping Down

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Change is coming to the Brooklyn Democratic Party Wednesday night. Party boss Frank Seddio is stepping down.


State Contemplates Voting Machines with Troubled Track Record

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The State Board of Elections is testing the Express Vote XL, a machine that uses a touchscreen and ballot marking device.


Despite Tax Breaks, These City Institutions Shut Doors On Voters

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History are among the institutions that receive tax breaks, but refused to allow voting at their facilities.

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Judge Orders Names of ‘Inactive’ Voters to Be At Poll Sites

Sunday, January 12, 2020

There's good news for more than a million of New York's registered voters who used to be left out of poll books on Election Day.