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.

Read Brigid's latest reporting on Gothamist.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Ranked Choice Voting Makes Its New York City Debut In Queens Special Election

Friday, January 22, 2021

The polls open for a special election in Queens Saturday. It's also the city's first election with ranked choice voting. 


As Harris Becomes Vice President, Women Of Color Reflect On The Last Four Years

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

When President Trump was elected a number of local women were inspired to run for office or get involved - as Democrats. Hear how they view this moment in history.


NY's Congressional Objectors Face Skittish Donors

Friday, January 15, 2021

Members of Congress from New York were among those who objected to certifying the election. WNYC and Gothamist looked into who their financial backers are, and where they stand.


Cuomo Delivers First State Of The State Installment

Monday, January 11, 2021

Governor Cuomo delivered the first of what will be several state of the state speeches Monday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Cuomo To Back Election Reforms In Annual Address

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo plans to include a series of election reforms in his annual State of the State address on Monday.


NY Congressional Delegation Reacts To Pro-Trump Insurrectionists

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

WNYC's Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin checks in with members of New York's congressional delegation, including two of its newest members. 


Priorities for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Your priorities for the next Mayor of NYC.

Torres Heads To Congress As Country's First Afro-Latino Representative

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Representative-elect Ritchie Torres is going from the City Council to Congress, as he says from public housing in the Bronx to the People’s House. Hear how he’s approaching the new job.


Cuomo Makes Automatic Voter Registration Law In New York

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The bill signed Tuesday will make it easier for people to register to vote. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Justice Rejects Lawsuit Against Ranked Choice Voting

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A judge in Manhattan dealt a blow to opponents of ranked choice voting on Wednesday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports


Candidates For 2021 City Offices Receive First Matching Funds Payment

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The New York City Finance Board issued its first public matching funds for candidates running in the 2021 election. WNYC's Brigid Bergin looks at the numbers.


Electors Head to Albany Including Big City Mayors Except De Blasio

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Electoral College meets in state capitols across the country on Monday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports who will - and will not - be in Albany.


Women Of Color Running For City Council Urge Support For Ranked-Choice Voting

Sunday, December 13, 2020

More than 20 candidates running for City Council next year are urging the body not to delay the start of ranked-choice voting. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports


Lawsuit Seeks To Block Ranked Choice Voting Next Year

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

A group of City Council members is taking legal action to try to delay the rollout of ranked choice voting next year. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


City Council Holds Hearing On Voter Approved Ranked Choice Voting

Sunday, December 06, 2020

WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the system set to take effect next year is facing some pushback.


More Than Three Million Voters Cast Ballots In Presidential Contest

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections officially certified the results of the November election Tuesday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin has the numbers.


City Board of Elections To Miss Certification Deadline As Lawmakers Push Reforms

Friday, November 27, 2020

The City Board of Elections will miss Saturday's deadline to submit certified election results to the state.


After Making History and Facing Backlash, Dinkins Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

New York continues to reflect upon the life and legacy of Mayor David Dinkins, who has died at 93.


City Faces Ongoing Budget Crisis As De Blasio Pleads For Second Federal Stimulus

Monday, November 23, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the only way to avert the city's budget woes is through another federal stimulus package. 


New York City's School Buildings Shutdown (Again)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jessica Gould and Brigid Bergin break down the latest on citywide school closures.