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:
Thursday, May 30, 2019
It's going to be an intense month of negotiations between Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget office and the City Council to finalize a $92 billion dollar budget deal.
Monday, May 20, 2019
de Blasio's "Don Con" moment, NYC politics and issues: census, libraries, budgets, educator wages etc.
Friday, May 17, 2019
De Blasio's first day on the campaign trail was spent speaking to farmers.
Monday, May 13, 2019
If Mayor Bill de Blasio makes his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination official, he’s not the only one making big decisions. His donors also have choices to make.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Today, on the mayor's 58th birthday, he's not announcing a presidential run. Mara Gay of the New York Times and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss who, exactly, his supporters are.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The move means the board may pass up $75 million Mayor de Blasio offered if it chose to open 100 voting locations.
Monday, April 29, 2019
A push for 100 locations where voters can cast ballots early.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Voter registrations are public records, albeit ones that used to take some doing to access. Now that information is posted on the City Board of Elections website.
Monday, April 08, 2019
As the mayor courted prospective voters in Nevada, WNYC asked voters in his old stomping grounds about a possible presidential run.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
As part of the mayor's DemocracyNYC initiative, public schools in the city will hold events and voter registration drives.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
A City Council member faces disciplinary action for alleged sexual harassment, a charge he denies while calling for a more "common sense" approach to complaints.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
As local U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand fight for attention in a crowded Democratic field, we break down their early presidential primary strategies.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
How is New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 campaign going so far?
Sunday, March 24, 2019
“He puts his name in bold on every building. He does all of this because he wants us to believe he is strong. He is not,” said Gillibrand.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
“Good luck,” Corey Johnson said, when asked about de Blasio’s upcoming trip to New Hampshire.
Monday, March 04, 2019
"You know just a few months ago I was a normal constituent, a normal person in the Bronx, frustrated that I couldn't get my packages."
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Brigid Bergin on today's election for New York City public advocate.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Today is the day to vote in the special election for New York City's next public advocate, here's what you need to know.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
With a slew of candidates on the ballot - and experts predicting low turnout - the race for Public Advocate could be decided by a handful of votes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a national celebrity, but she's also in Washington to represent New Yorkers. How do her constituents feel now that she helped scuttle the Amazon deal?