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:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
A mother, 43, and son, 6, share their first experience with the big balloons up close.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio's favorability among white New Yorkers is at an all-time low, with only 28% approving of the Democratic mayor's performance.
Monday, November 16, 2015
While the investigation into the Paris attacks continues, the New York City Police Department deployed a new counterterrorism unit for its first tour of duty on Monday.
Friday, November 13, 2015
State arbitrator Howard Edelman says New York's finest are just that. But he could not justify the 17 percent raise they wanted.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
As New York State's Attorney General makes headlines, Eric Schneiderman's political future is more of a toss up.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Progressive Agenda says it's refocusing its efforts — and it's unclear if the mayor will have a role going forward.
Monday, November 09, 2015
City officials say they're boosting the NYPD with training and equipment but officers are angry about their paychecks.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
A draft of the agreement with the union representing the city's 24,000 NYPD officers is on par with the deals the city reached with other uniformed unions.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Many say the mayor miscalculated by waiting so long to endorse Hillary Clinton and are questioning the viability of the Progressive Agenda forum.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Consider it a warning to any possible challengers: the mayor is already padding his re-election coffers more than two years before his term is up.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
As Hillary Clinton picks up steam, her campaign is said to be talking with Mayor de Blasio who has yet to officially endorse her.
Friday, October 23, 2015
The mayor wants the law to say judges must consider public safety when making bail and sentencing decisions.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
More details are emerging about the man who police say shot and killed a New York City police officer.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The mayor went to Washington Heights to tout the rent protections he's championed for tenants, but he also heard some angst over his housing plan.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Seventy-four percent of people say the middle class is feeling more economic insecurity than ever before in a Public Agenda/WNYC poll.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Pope Francis met with first responders and victims' families at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan this morning on his historic visit to New York City.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli is among the few people of color in top leadership in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
It's one step a new city task force will consider to combat the growth of quality of life crimes in the Big Apple's core.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
After facing questions about state and city coordination, officials announce joint regulations to combat the outbreak.