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:
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.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
New York voters will cast ballots three —and in some cases four— different times this year. Don't miss out!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
City Hall is launching a $450,000 initiative to help women access city services — and level the economic playing field.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
One group even rescinded an award it gave him last week.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The population of New York City is at an all time high —and so is the number of registered voters. But a new report shows they're not all showing up at the polls.
Monday, April 23, 2018
For the first time ever, the city will hold its annual Student Voter Registration Day at every public high school citywide — making it nearly ten times the size of earlier efforts.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
New York's Governor Cuomo moves to restore voting rights to 35,000 New York parolees.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network Convention in midtown Manhattan.
Monday, April 09, 2018
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the center of two settlements between city lobbyists and the state ethics board over pay-to-play allegations.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Governor Cuomo says his party must come together to fight the Trump Administration.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Bella Abzug, one of the city's fiercest champions for women's rights and progressive causes, is getting her own street.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The praise comes from former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner — who's had her own love-hate relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
As of this past Monday — after more than four years of analysis — the city officially ended a Bloomberg-era policy.