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:

De Blasio Believes In Implicit Bias Training For Others, He Talks To His Wife

Thursday, August 06, 2020

After the highest ranking Latina in his administration left, citing her "deep disappointment" with him, Mayor Bill de Blasio wouldn't say what he's done to address his own biases.


Judge Says Thousands Of Primary Ballots Missing Postmarks Must Be Counted While Board Plans Appeal

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections certified the results of the June 23 primary Tuesday. 


Judge Set To Rule On Fate Of Ballots With Postmark Problems In NY's June Primary

Friday, July 31, 2020

A federal judge will decide whether postmark problems caused thousands of voters to unfairly have their votes invalidated.

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Absentee Ballot Postmark Cases Heads To Court

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A federal judge is demanding more information about absentee ballots that weren't counted in the primary election due to postmark problems. 


Insurgents Pick Up Seats As New York Primary Results Trickle In

Thursday, July 23, 2020

New York held its primary exactly one month ago on June 23rd. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Gothamist's David Cruz report on results so far.


Cuomo Gives Lawmakers Green Light On Election Reform Bills

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Facing a federal lawsuit over absentee ballots invalidated for postmark problems, Cuomo says the legislature could act now. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports


Cuomo, Board Of Elections Sued For Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters Over Postmark Problems On Absentee Ballots

Friday, July 17, 2020

Thousands of voters may be disenfranchised because of absentee ballot postmark problems. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports that's according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.


Counting Continues Nearly Three Weeks After New York Primary

Sunday, July 12, 2020

It may be several more weeks before winners are declared throughout the city. WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin reports on why this process is taking so long.


Elected Officials Urge Governor Cuomo To Intervene On Behalf Of Ballots With Missing Postmarks

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

As the Board of Elections begins counting absentee ballots citywide Wednesday, advocates and lawmakers are asking Governor Cuomo to protect voters.


Will Missing A Postmark Invalidate Your Absentee Ballot? We’re About To Find Out

Monday, July 06, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections starts counting absentee ballots Monday, six days later than scheduled. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports ones missing postmarks may get tossed.


Williams Doubles Down On Threat To Block New $88 Billion City Budget

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio is dismissing the Public Advocate's threat to block the newly-approved city budget. 


NYC Board Of Elections Postpones Absentee Ballot Count Until Next Week

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The process was supposed to begin on Wednesday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


New York Primary Night Recap: Poll Problems, Absentee Ballot Chaos And Lots Of Close Contests

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The polls are closed on New York's pandemic primary. 


NY Primary Day: Voting Reports

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Brigid Bergin on voting during this NY primary day.

New York's Pandemic Primary Wraps Up Early Voting With Poll Sites Set To Open Citywide Tuesday

Monday, June 22, 2020

WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin reports the latest early voting numbers, absentee ballot questions and what to expect on primary night.

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Friday Morning Politics: Early Voting Begins, Protests Continue

Friday, June 12, 2020

Coverage of past and future demonstrations plus early voting talk

How To Vote Absentee or Vote Early in New York's June Primary

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Early voting starts Saturday, and this year voters will have more options for how to cast their ballot.


Council and NYPD Clash Over Chokehold Bill and Protests At Hearing

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The New York City Council is moving on legislation to bring more change to the NYPD. 


New York City Enters Phase One With Questions Surrounding De Blasio

Monday, June 08, 2020

As New York City takes the first step Monday towards reopening after the coronavirus shutdown, it comes after more than a week of protests against police brutality.


Council Demands Investigation Into NYPD Privacy Breach

Monday, June 08, 2020

The City Council is demanding an investigation into recent high profile privacy breaches from the NYPD.