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.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Episode 11: Kirsten Gillibrand's Path to Power

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?

Absentee Ballots Left Stranded at Brooklyn Post Office After Election

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A U.S. Postal Service blunder is to blame for disenfranchising hundreds of Brooklyn voters.

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Get It Done: Voter Registration Deadlines Loom

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New York voters will cast ballots three —and in some cases four— different times this year. Don't miss out!

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NYC Invests in Future of Gotham Women

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

City Hall is launching a $450,000 initiative to help women access city services — and level the economic playing field.


Women’s Rights Advocates Condemn Schneiderman After Allegations of Abuse

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

One group even rescinded an award it gave him last week.

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NYC Voter Registration Hits All-Time High – But Turnout Continues to Lag

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.

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City Amps Up Student Voter Registration Day

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.


Re-Enfranchising New Yorkers on Parole

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New York's Governor Cuomo moves to restore voting rights to 35,000 New York parolees.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order to Restore Parolee Voting Rights

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network Convention in midtown Manhattan.

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Lobbyists Fined by State Ethics Board in Connection with Mayor de Blasio's Campaign for One New York

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.


New York State Senate Democrats Reunite After Seven Years of Division

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Governor Cuomo says his party must come together to fight the Trump Administration. 


Greenwich Village Street Renamed for Legendary Congresswoman Bella Abzug

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.

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Praise for Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Launch from Potential Rival

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.


City Changes 911 Fire Protocol to Improve Response Times

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

As of this past Monday — after more than four years of analysis — the city officially ended a Bloomberg-era policy.

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The Race Is On: Nixon Attacks, at First Campaign Event for Governor

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is coming out swinging against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. The "Sex and the City" star held her first campaign event in Brownsville, Brooklyn Tuesday.

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Actor Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Monday, March 19, 2018

The 'Sex and the City' co-star says she's running to combat income inequality and fix the subways.

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Whistleblowers Sue City's Top Health Insurance Providers

Friday, March 16, 2018

A lawsuit against the top health insurance providers for New York City employees, retirees and their families seeks more than $1 billion, alleging fraud against city taxpayers.

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Concerned Students Tell de Blasio They Don't Trust School Safety Agents

Friday, March 09, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray got an earful from more than 150 teenagers worried about school safety.


Forecast for Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio: A Stormy Feud With No Chance of Clearing

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The rivalry between Cuomo and de Blasio came into sharp relief again Wednesday, during a series of dueling media appearances about the winter storm.

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De Blasio's Pick for Schools Chancellor Rejects Offer

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho reversed his acceptance of the job in a dramatic school board meeting in Florida.

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