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.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Re-Enfranchising New Yorkers on Parole

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New York's Governor Cuomo moves to restore voting rights to 35,000 New York parolees.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order to Restore Parolee Voting Rights

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network Convention in midtown Manhattan.

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Lobbyists Fined by State Ethics Board in Connection with Mayor de Blasio's Campaign for One New York

Monday, April 09, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the center of two settlements between city lobbyists and the state ethics board over pay-to-play allegations.


New York State Senate Democrats Reunite After Seven Years of Division

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Governor Cuomo says his party must come together to fight the Trump Administration. 


Greenwich Village Street Renamed for Legendary Congresswoman Bella Abzug

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bella Abzug, one of the city's fiercest champions for women's rights and progressive causes, is getting her own street.

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Praise for Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Launch from Potential Rival

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The praise comes from former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner — who's had her own love-hate relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


City Changes 911 Fire Protocol to Improve Response Times

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

As of this past Monday — after more than four years of analysis — the city officially ended a Bloomberg-era policy.

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The Race Is On: Nixon Attacks, at First Campaign Event for Governor

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is coming out swinging against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. The "Sex and the City" star held her first campaign event in Brownsville, Brooklyn Tuesday.

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Actor Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Monday, March 19, 2018

The 'Sex and the City' co-star says she's running to combat income inequality and fix the subways.

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Whistleblowers Sue City's Top Health Insurance Providers

Friday, March 16, 2018

A lawsuit against the top health insurance providers for New York City employees, retirees and their families seeks more than $1 billion, alleging fraud against city taxpayers.

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Concerned Students Tell de Blasio They Don't Trust School Safety Agents

Friday, March 09, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray got an earful from more than 150 teenagers worried about school safety.


Forecast for Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio: A Stormy Feud With No Chance of Clearing

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The rivalry between Cuomo and de Blasio came into sharp relief again Wednesday, during a series of dueling media appearances about the winter storm.

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De Blasio's Pick for Schools Chancellor Rejects Offer

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho reversed his acceptance of the job in a dramatic school board meeting in Florida.

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For New Deputy Mayor, a Homecoming

Thursday, February 22, 2018

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is bringing back a colleague from his days in the Dinkins administration to serve as his newest deputy mayor. 


De Blasio Stands By Student Walkout

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he has no problem with students walking out of city schools to protest for tougher gun laws.

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NYC Board of Elections Disputes De Blasio's Claim it Lacks Vision

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Executive director Michael Ryan responded cautiously to the mayor's proposed DemocracyNYC agenda — and his critique of the board.


This Week in Politics: Can De Blasio Summon the Spirit to "Save Our Democracy?"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The mayor's State of the City turns into a battle cry on the State of Our Democracy.


Mayor, Council Members Announce Plan for Relocating Rikers Inmates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council say the new plan is a major step toward closing the jail complex.

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In State of the City, De Blasio Seeks to Strengthen City's Democracy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In his first State of the City address of his second term, Mayor de Blasio proposed a ten-point plan to fortify the city's civic infrastructure and make voting more "customer friendly." 

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NY Gov. Cuomo Proposes $7 Million to Pay for Early Voting

Monday, February 12, 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is stepping up his push for early voting by putting up the money to get it started.

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