Brigid Bergin

Reporter

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.

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Ranked Choice Voting Debate Continues As Board Prepares For Manual Recounts In Two Races

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WNYC's Michael Hill and Brigid Bergin discuss the latest in the debate over ranked-choice voting.

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Ranked-Choice Voting Faces Post Primary Scrutiny

Monday, July 19, 2021

The State Assembly is taking a closer look at ranked-choice voting. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports one expert offered a simple recommendation to improve the city's use of the system.

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Eric Adams Calls For Unity Among Democrats

Friday, July 16, 2021

Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral nominee Eric Adams urged opponents and insurgents inside the Democratic party to unify. 

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The Assassination of Haiti's President; City Storms and Where the Water Goes; Comptroller Candidate: Brad Lander; Your No-Cook Recipes for Hot Days

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Update to the Assassination of Haiti's President; City Storms and Where the Water Goes; Meet the Comptroller Candidate: Brad Lander; Your No-Cook Recipes for Hot Days

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Monday Morning Politics; State Sen. Myrie on BOE & Gun Violence; Vaccine Status Updates; Summer Culture Calendar

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday Morning Politics; State Sen. Myrie on BOE & Gun Violence; Vaccine Status Updates; Summer Culture Calendar

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Eric Adams' Primary Win

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins to break down the news that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will be the Democratic nominee for mayor.

New York City's Democratic Mayoral Primary Finally Has A Winner

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams edged out ex-Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia by a single percentage point. An ex-police captain, Adams would be the city's second Black mayor if elected.

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Candidates Preserve Right To Call For Primary Ballot Recount

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Candidates are already talking about a possible manual recount of primary election results, even though the New York City Board of Elections is still tallying votes.

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The Ranked Choice Tally Continues

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Updates on the ranked choice tally from New York City's primary election.

The New York City Board Of Elections Sees A 'Discrepancy' In The Mayoral Vote Tally

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The first New York City mayoral election that used ranked choice voting has hit a snag after test votes were initially counted. The elections board says it will recount votes.

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After Releasing Unofficial Ranked-Choice Results, Mayor’s Race Thrown Into Chaos As BOE Admits “Discrepancy”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition host Michael Hill to discuss the state of play in the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Primary Election Results Update

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Taking a look at the current results in the race to be the Democratic nominee for mayor

New York City Narrows The Democratic Field For Mayor, With Eric Adams Taking The Lead

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was voters' top choice in New York City's mayoral primary race Tuesday, while former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang conceded.

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NYC's Democratic Mayoral Primary Winner To Be Decided By Ranked-Choice System

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

On Tuesday, voters in New York City cast ballots in the Democratic primary for mayor. And it was the first time that the city used a ranked-choice voting system.

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Chaotic Campaigning In Final Weekend Before Primary Day

Monday, June 21, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst with a recap of early voting and the final weekend before Primary Day.

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Democratic Candidates For NYC Mayor Campaign Full-Out Ahead Of Primary

Monday, June 21, 2021

More than a dozen candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination in a primary on Tuesday that will likely decide who becomes the next mayor of New York City.

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NYC Primaries: Early Voting, RCV How-To, Campaigns Update

Monday, June 14, 2021

To fully exercise your right as a voter in this primary, it's important to fill out every slot on your ranked-choice ballot. 

This Week in Politics: Early Voting Gets Underway in the New York City Primary

Saturday, June 12, 2021

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WNYC's Brigid Bergin has an update on the primary as early voting gets started.

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Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor's Race

Friday, June 11, 2021

With COVID-19 on the decline, New York voters want to know what mayoral candidates will do about rising crime.

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Comptroller Debate Recap

Friday, June 11, 2021

Brigid Bergin and Gloria Pazmino break down the comptroller debate.