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:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Keep early voting out of schools next year. That's what the de Blasio administration is saying ahead of a joint legislative hearing on Wednesday.
Monday, November 18, 2019
The staffers want to address wage disparities, improve workplace conditions and create a system to support employees through termination proceedings.
Monday, November 18, 2019
What took so long? We have one idea, or actually 2020.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
It's election day! Still confused about the five charter revision proposals on the NYC ballot? We got you.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
WNYC's City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin breaks down an often overlooked part of the election ballot: the NYC charter revision proposals.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Wait, I can vote on the weekend? Where's my polling site? What you need to know before you head out.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
When early voting starts in nine days, New Yorkers will be asked to accept or reject five ballot questions that could change the City Charter, essentially the the city's constitution.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
This election day, New Yorkers can vote on questions that could change the city charter — including rules that affect future elections.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for president on Friday. Are New Yorkers glad to have him back to his mayoral duties full time?
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race for president.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
In his third trip to the Granite State as a presidential candidate, de Blasio found himself at the back of a parade and struggling to secure an audience in even the smallest of settings.
Friday, August 02, 2019
The mayor's press conference responding to the recommendation that Officer Pantaleo be fired, followed by analysis and calls.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The officer who appeared to apply a banned chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago remains on the force, and it's a flashpoint for Mayor, and presidential candidate, Bill de Blasio.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
It's going to be an intense month of negotiations between Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget office and the City Council to finalize a $92 billion dollar budget deal.
Monday, May 20, 2019
de Blasio's "Don Con" moment, NYC politics and issues: census, libraries, budgets, educator wages etc.
Friday, May 17, 2019
De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers.
Monday, May 13, 2019
If Mayor Bill de Blasio makes his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination official, he’s not the only one making big decisions. His donors also have choices to make.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Today, on the mayor's 58th birthday, he's not announcing a presidential run. Mara Gay of the New York Times and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss who, exactly, his supporters are.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The move means the board may pass up $75 million Mayor de Blasio offered if it chose to open 100 voting locations.
Monday, April 29, 2019
A push for 100 locations where voters can cast ballots early.