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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.

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Fed Officials Force Board of Elections to Address Voting Rights Questions

Friday, May 20, 2016

Could the voter purge have been prevented by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?

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De Blasio Pledges to Revamp Deed Restriction Policy

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

After two recent cases have raised eyebrows, the mayor pledged to change the city's policy going forward.

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New York City Board of Elections Apologizes for Brooklyn Voter Purge — But Dismisses Calls for Reform

Friday, May 13, 2016

It was supposed to be a conversation about dollars and cents. But a Friday afternoon budget hearing for the Board of Elections spent more time on another topic: the Brooklyn voter purge.

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De Blasio Defends Former Nonprofit Against State Investigation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The mayor said the Campaign for One New York had cooperated with the state panel for a year but, "enough is enough."

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Second Brooklyn Election Official Suspended After Primary Foul Up

Thursday, May 05, 2016

A massive voter purge before New York state’s presidential primary — first reported by WNYC — contributed to widespread irregularities during last month's vote.

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Warning of Brooklyn Voter Purge Dates Back Weeks

Monday, May 02, 2016

A report from the Campaign Finance Board shows it reached out to the city Board of Elections about purged voters more than a month before primary day.

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Rangel Backs Wright

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Dean of New York’s congressional delegation has officially backed a candidate to succeed him.

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Despite Years of Blowback, Board of Elections Fails to Change Its Ways

Friday, April 22, 2016

The troubles during Tuesday's primary are nothing new for the agency that manages New York City's elections and voter rolls.

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Board of Elections Suspends Top Brooklyn Clerk Following Primary Problems

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The personnel move comes after widespread reports of irregularities at the polls during Tuesday's presidential primaries.

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Investigating the NYC Board of Elections

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WNYC's Brigid Bergin follows up on her reporting of the drop in registered Brooklyn Democrats and whether there's more to it than the Board of Election's claim of "routine maintenance."

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AG Launches Investigation into NYC Board of Elections

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to investigate the city agency after a series of reports from WNYC.

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Would-Be Voters Face Problems at the Polls

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

As New Yorkers came out to vote Tuesday, some found that their names weren't on the rolls, while others encountered shuttered polling sites.

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New York Officials See Spike in Problems at the Polls

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The state Attorney General's office says it got many more calls about voter problems on primary election day than it did in the last general election.

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De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Voters Doubles

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The mayor said he's concerned and confused by the sudden drop in the voter rolls.

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60,000 Fewer Democrats in Brooklyn and No Clear Reason Why

Monday, April 18, 2016

As candidates lavish love on Brooklyn, a WNYC analysis of voter enrollment statistics found active registered Democrats dropped by 7 percent there — the largest decline statewide.

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Former President Clinton Gives Shoutout to Candidate Vying for Rangel's Seat

Sunday, April 10, 2016

While campaigning for his wife in Harlem, Bill Clinton made a plug for Assemblyman Keith Wright, one of 7 candidates running to replace the 23-term Congressman.

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Democrats Become 'New Yorkers' in Latest Rallies

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Democrats have begun campaigning in New York. Hear from reporters and listeners who've gone to the rallies.

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City Council Approves Zoning Changes Key to de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio picked up a big win on Tuesday. 

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De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Fight Shifts to Neighborhood Battles

Monday, March 21, 2016

After a City Council vote on Tuesday, focus shifts to 15 different neighborhoods where residents are scared rezoning will fuel a wave of gentrification and displacement. 

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De Blasio Talks Affordable Housing and Legacy

Monday, March 21, 2016

WNYC speaks one-on-one with the mayor about what progress on his housing plan means for the city.

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