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:
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.
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.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Registration forms must be submitted by close of business Friday.
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.
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Time is running out to register to vote in the upcoming general election in November.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NY Attorney General Letitia James is not ruling out a run for governor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
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.
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.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
The City Council is set to debate a bill that would allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.
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
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Government watchdog groups want election officials to investigate how former Governor Cuomo is using his campaign funds.
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.
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.
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
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
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Kathy Hochul Swearing-In Ceremony; Dr. Leana Wen on keeping kids safe from COVID-19; Preparing for Hurricane Season
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.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition host Michael Hill to recap a historic moment in New York government.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Brigid Bergin, WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter, joins to give updates on the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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.