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:
Friday, March 27, 2020
Mayor de Blasio said New York City needs more supplies and personnel to fight the coronavirus outbreak by Sunday, April 5.
Monday, March 23, 2020
The city Sanitation workers are among the essential workers still going out in the field everyday.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mayor de Blasio calls for military support to address the coronavirus outbreak.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across New York City, some of Mayor de Blasio’s usual allies want him to do a better job communicating.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is suspending his presidential campaign.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
New York City voters have had a lot of time to figure out what they think about Mike Bloomberg. But what about the rest of the country?
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The 1980's rock star Billy Idol joined Mayor de Blasio Thursday to declare a pun-filled war on idling vehicles.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
WNYC's Brigid Bergin spent last weekend there to find out how voters are making up their minds about Michael Bloomberg's campaign.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Dozens of volunteers were in Richmond over the weekend knocking on doors to get out the vote for the former New York City mayor.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on the Democratic presidential debate stage Thursday night.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the state's executive budget proposal poses dire consequences for New York City.
Friday, February 07, 2020
In his penultimate State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed a city on the brink and in need of saving.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Brigid Bergin, the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC, joins us to discuss her recent story, “Despite Tax Breaks, These City Institutions Shut Doors On Voters.”
Sunday, January 26, 2020
They will present a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson seeking recognition after collecting a majority of membership cards.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
He vowed to make sure no New Yorker wondered why this office exists by the time he finishes his tenure.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Change is coming to the Brooklyn Democratic Party Wednesday night. Party boss Frank Seddio is stepping down.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The State Board of Elections is testing the Express Vote XL, a machine that uses a touchscreen and ballot marking device.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History are among the institutions that receive tax breaks, but refused to allow voting at their facilities.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
There's good news for more than a million of New York's registered voters who used to be left out of poll books on Election Day.