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:

Council Speaker Johnson Predicts Tough Budget Negotiations As Mayor Campaigns for 2020

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.

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What's New in New York? The Census; Budgets; Wages and More

Monday, May 20, 2019

de Blasio's "Don Con" moment, NYC politics and issues: census, libraries, budgets, educator wages etc.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Tries His Luck in Rural Iowa

Friday, May 17, 2019

De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers. 

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De Blasio Donors Face Their Own 2020 Decision

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.

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Is the Mayor Running?

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.

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New York City Board of Elections Selects Only 38 Early Voting Sites

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.

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De Blasio Offers City Board of Elections $75 Million for Early Voting (With a Catch)

Monday, April 29, 2019

A push for 100 locations where voters can cast ballots early.

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New York City Board of Elections Posted All Voters' Names, Addresses and Party Affiliations On Its Website

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Voter registrations are public records, albeit ones that used to take some doing to access. Now that information is posted on the City Board of Elections website.

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Park Slope Voters Skeptical of de Blasio's Possible Presidential Bid

Monday, April 08, 2019

As the mayor courted prospective voters in Nevada, WNYC asked voters in his old stomping grounds about a possible presidential run.

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It's Civics Week for New York City Students

Sunday, April 07, 2019

As part of the mayor's DemocracyNYC initiative, public schools in the city will hold events and voter registration drives.

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Queens Council Member Faces Discipline Over Sexual Harassment Complaint

Thursday, April 04, 2019

A City Council member faces disciplinary action for alleged sexual harassment, a charge he denies while calling for a more "common sense" approach to complaints. 

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This Week in Politics: Just Outside the Spotlight

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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As local U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand fight for attention in a crowded Democratic field, we break down their early presidential primary strategies.

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The State of Gillibrand 2020

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

How is New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 campaign going so far?

Gillibrand Calls President Trump a Coward in First Official Campaign Speech

Sunday, March 24, 2019

“He puts his name in bold on every building. He does all of this because he wants us to believe he is strong. He is not,” said Gillibrand.

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City Council Speaker Offers Skepticism About Mayor's Possible Presidential Bid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

“Good luck,” Corey Johnson said, when asked about de Blasio’s upcoming trip to New Hampshire.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Balances National Profile While Tackling District Issues

Monday, March 04, 2019

"You know just a few months ago I was a normal constituent, a normal person in the Bronx, frustrated that I couldn't get my packages."

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Public Advocate Election

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Brigid Bergin on today's election for New York City public advocate.

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Last Minute Public Advocate Roundup

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Today is the day to vote in the special election for New York City's next public advocate, here's what you need to know.

This Week in Politics: Our Last-Minute NYC Special Election Preview

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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With a slew of candidates on the ballot - and experts predicting low turnout - the race for Public Advocate could be decided by a handful of votes.

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Are Queens Residents Happy With AOC?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a national celebrity, but she's also in Washington to represent New Yorkers. How do her constituents feel now that she helped scuttle the Amazon deal?