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:

The People's Guide To Power: The Power Of Parents In NY and NJ

Sunday, September 25, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how parents' politics are shaped around their kids' futures.

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The People's Guide To Power: New York's New Electoral Maps

Sunday, September 18, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how recent redistricting has changed what politics and campaigning looks like in New York.

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The People's Guide To Power: New York Politics After 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 have changed the political landscape of New York.

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This Week in Politics: Back to school with a dose of politics

Saturday, September 10, 2022

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It was back to school for students in New York City this week. New legislation signed by Governor Hochul means their class sizes will eventually be getting smaller.

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People's Guide to Power

Friday, September 09, 2022

Brigid Bergin previews "The People's Guide to Power" - a 10-week live election-season show, premiering on 9/11/22 at noon.

Primary Day in New York: Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Callers share their choices in our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll.

Primary Day is here again - here's what you need to know

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins "Morning Edition" host Michael Hill with the latest on New York's state Senate and congressional primaries.

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Maloney floods NYC district with taxpayer-funded mailers ahead of primary, raising ethical questions

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Ethics experts are questioning why Congressmember Carolyn Maloney sent nearly 26,000 mailers from her government office ahead of next week's primary election. 

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Early voting is underway in NYC as Goldman, Nadler secure NYT endorsements

Monday, August 15, 2022

WNYC's senior political correspondent Brigid Bergin joined "Morning Edition" host Michael Hill for the latest in New York politics.

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NY's 10th congressional district debate co-hosted by WNYC and NY1

Friday, August 12, 2022

WNYC and NY1 co-hosted a debate between six candidates running for a rare open seat in the redrawn 10th congressional district, which covers Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

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NY-10 Debate Recap

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, recaps the debate she moderated for the Democratic candidates in New York's 10th Congressional district.

This Week in Politics: Congressional primary debate season in New York City

Saturday, August 06, 2022

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We look back at this week's debate in the 12th District and look ahead to the upcoming debate in the 10th.

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NY-12 Debate Recap

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Debate recap for the Democratic candidates in New York's redrawn 12th Congressional district with co-moderator Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior politics reporter.

DOJ Investigates Trump; Mayor Adams Catch Up; Buy Now, Pay Later; Psychedelics as PTSD Treatment for Vets

Thursday, July 28, 2022

DOJ Investigates Trump; Mayor Adams Catch Up; Buy Now, Pay Later; Psychedelics as PTSD Treatment for Vets

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Competitive Local Primaries; Polio in Rockland County; Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder's Toll; "Fending" for Your Dinner

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Competitive Local Primaries; Polio in Rockland County; Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder's Toll; "Fending" for Your Dinner

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Republicans could sway NYC’s most competitive Democratic primaries on August 23rd. Here’s why.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition's Michael Hill to talk about a one-time loophole for the August 23rd primary.

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Monday politics: Another NY primary is weeks away. Here's what you should know

Monday, July 25, 2022

Morning Edition's Michael Hill speaks with WNYC's Brigid Bergin about the latest in New York politics.

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Adams invites advocates into City Hall to fight homelessness

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Mayor Adams is inviting advocates to play a new role in the fight against street homelessness. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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Kathy Hochul wins Democratic nomination and more primary results

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition's Michael Hill with the primary election results from the June 28th primary.

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New York State Primary Preview

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Brigid Bergin reports on today's primary election in New York, as callers weigh in with their choices.