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:

There Are More Early Voting Sites In NYC, Including Dozens Of Schools

Monday, October 18, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Morning Edition host Michael Hill talk about what to watch for as we head towards the start of general election voting in NY and NJ on Saturday.


Deadline For Board Of Elections To Receive Absentee Ballot Applications Is Monday

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The deadline for elections officials to receive absentee ballot applications is one week earlier than usual. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Deadline To Register To Vote In NY Is Friday

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Registration forms must be submitted by close of business Friday.


Don't Miss The Upcoming Absentee Ballot Deadline

Thursday, October 07, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst for the first conversation in a series to prepare voters for the general election.


Voter Registration Deadlines Loom In NY And NJ

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Time is running out to register to vote in the upcoming general election in November.


NY AG Letitia James Blasts Cuomo, Teases Possible Run For Governor

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NY Attorney General Letitia James is not ruling out a run for governor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Elections Officials In Hot Seat At State Senate Hearing

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

New York elections officials were in the hot seat Tuesday, pressed by state lawmakers for ways to improve the city's often problem-plagued elections. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Princeton Researchers Know How Dante de Blasio Voted - And He's Not The Only One

Monday, September 20, 2021

Researchers say elections officials exposed the private ballots of hundreds of New Yorkers in the June primary. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the mayor's son, Dante, is one of them.


Will NYC Expand Voting Rights To Some Immigrants?

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The City Council is set to debate a bill that would allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.


City Workers Are Back in the Buildings; This School Year for Unhoused Families; COVID-19 Treatment Facts and Myths; Reckless Drivers Are Still on the Road

Thursday, September 16, 2021

City Workers Are Back in the Buildings; This School Year for Unhoused Families; COVID-19 Treatment Facts and Myths; Reckless Drivers Are Still on the Road

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Watchdogs Raise Red Flag About Cuomo’s “Bulldog Spokesman” Rich Azzopardi

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Government watchdog groups want election officials to investigate how former Governor Cuomo is using his campaign funds.


Report Recommends Slashing Number of Board of Elections Commissioners

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The problems plaguing the New York City Board of Elections are part of structural deficiencies. That's according to a new report released Thursday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


In The Neighborhood Of Jamaica, Queens, Residents Clean Up After Historic Flooding

Friday, September 03, 2021

People in New York City are cleaning up after this week's torrential rains and flooding. The remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the Northeast hard — causing dozens of deaths and much destruction.


Pressure to Extend the Afghanistan Evacuation Deadline; Facing Back-To-School Anxiety; The Global Vaccination Picture; Summer Bucket List

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Biden Faces Global Pressure to Extend the Afghanistan Evacuation Deadline; Facing Your Back-To-School Anxiety; The Global Vaccination Picture; Your Summer Bucket List

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Gov. Hochul Gets Started; Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman; Black Home Ownership; Recently Vaccinated?

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Gov. Kathy Hochul's first day; Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman on the infrastructure deal and the Afghanistan withdrawal; A decline in Black home ownership; Calls from the recently vaccinated

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New New York Governor Sworn In; Kids and COVID; Hurricane Prep

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Kathy Hochul Swearing-In Ceremony; Dr. Leana Wen on keeping kids safe from COVID-19; Preparing for Hurricane Season

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New Maps Track How Votes Moved In First Citywide Primary With Ranked-Choice Voting

Monday, August 23, 2021

New maps from the CUNY Graduate Center show how ranked choice voting played out at the neighborhood level in the first citywide primary with the new system. 


As Cuomo Announces Departure, Attention Shifts To Hochul

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition host Michael Hill to recap a historic moment in New York government. 


Update on Governor Cuomo's Resignation

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Brigid Bergin, WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter, joins to give updates on the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Impeachment Fight Looms As Cuomo's Attorneys Attempt To Undermine AG Report With Innuendo, Procedural Complaints

Monday, August 09, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s private attorney attempted to cast doubt about the bombshell report's accuracy , setting the stage for a bitter impeachment fight in the coming weeks.