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:

It's Official: NY Presidential Primary Is Happening June 23rd

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the State Board of Elections lost their appeal to cancel the upcoming contest.


How To Vote By Absentee Ballot in New York’s June 23rd Primary During Covid19

Monday, May 18, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections has started mailing 3.6 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters for next month's primary election. 


Appeals Court Set To Decide Fate of New York's Presidential Primary

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The State Board of Elections wants to reverse a lower court decision that reinstated next month's Democratic presidential primary, citing risks from Covid-19.


New York City Board of Elections Scales Up Absentee Ballot Program in Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The NYC Board of Elections plans to mail nearly 4 million absentee ballot applications starting next week. 


Judge Orders New York Presidential Primary Back On

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A federal judge overturned the State Board of Elections decision last week to cancel the contest. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst to explain what it means for voters.


New York Cancels Presidential Primary

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Before the coronavirus, Tuesday would have been the Democratic presidential primary in New York. But state officials have cancelled it altogether. 


Remembering WNYC's Own Richard Hake

Monday, April 27, 2020

A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.

Stringer Urges Mayor to Expand Cooling Options

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Comptroller Scott Stringer wants New York City to act now to protect vulnerable residents this summer.


Not Even A Pandemic Can Stop Ballot Access Politics In New York City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Starting Tuesday, the New York City Board of Elections will hold for the first-time virtual hearings to determine which candidates appear on the June primary ballot. 


This Week in Politics: A New York City Budget with Deep Cuts Across the Board

Saturday, April 18, 2020

With the city's finances falling off a cliff, Mayor de Blasio presented an executive budget with cuts across all city agencies.


Facing COVID-19, De Blasio Seeks Federal Funds To Address Massive Revenue Drop

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing an $89.3 billion dollar executive budget, down more than 6 percent from his preliminary proposal in January.


City Taps Drivers To Assist With Emergency Food Deliveries Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The city is investing $170 million to ramp up its emergency food program. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports part of that money will go towards paying new delivery drivers.


City Still Struggling To Deliver Meals to Seniors Homebound By Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mayor de Blasio has said no one will go hungry during this pandemic. But WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports, the city is still struggling to ensure seniors get the food they need.


Cuomo, De Blasio Continue Sending Mixed Messages On Future of City School Year

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mixed messages from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo over the fate of the New York City school-year continued for a third day Monday. 


As Data Shows Hispanics And Blacks Hit Hardest By Coronavirus, Elected Officials Ask Why City Didn’t Plan Better

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to come up with a plan to redirect resources and raise public awareness within the communities most affected by the disease.


Taking Stock of the City and De Blasio After D-Day

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Mayor de Blasio warned that Sunday was “D-Day.” He said the city faced a critical shortage of supplies and personnel. WNYC's Brigid Bergin takes stock of the city, and its leader.


De Blasio Tells New Yorkers To Wear "Face-Coverings" As Covid-19 Cases Continue Rising

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Mayor de Blasio says all New Yorkers should cover their nose and mouth when they go out in public. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports it's the first time the city has issued this advice.


Students Lobby for Online Voter Registration Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A group of CUNY students want state lawmakers to legalize online voter registration here in New York City. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


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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