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:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Less than a month before the Democratic primary, 15,000 residents of LeFrak City in Corona, Queens, may be forced to vote at a new polling site. Many are asking why.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The city Campaign Finance Board has agreed to give Mayor Bill de Blasio $2.6 million dollars in public matching funds for his re-election campaign.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The newest candidate in a southeastern Queens City Council race has some of the same advantages that an incumbent would.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
It's the latest fallout from last week's guilty verdict of former City Council member Ruben Wills.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
After a poor debate performance, real estate executive Paul Massey drops out.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Daily News' Ken Lovett and WNYC's Brigid Bergin discuss the Albany/NYC relationship when it comes to MTA funding, mayoral control of schools, and state troopers in the city.
Monday, June 19, 2017
To see how the mayor preps for the onslaught of public questions, WNYC went behind the scenes to his prep session at City Hall.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Since 2004, more than $2 billion has been spent to modernize New York City's emergency call system. But more is being planned.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The mayor is preparing to jump-start his push for electoral reform as the state legislative session winds into its final few weeks.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The corner of 42nd Street and Second Avenue is now "Jimmy Breslin Way" in honor of the legendary newspaper columnist.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The victor, Democrat Brian Benjamin, crushed the competition with only 4 percent of voters showing up for a vacant seat in the state senate.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Of the 168,000 people who cast affidavit ballots in last November’s election, more than 78,000 did not count. Guess how many voters the Board notified by the legal deadline?
Thursday, May 04, 2017
The mayor says Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte never meant to do anything wrong.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The city plans to deploy more than 1,000 cameras by the end of the year as part of the court-ordered program.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The mayor's election-year budget includes increased spending on the expense and capital budgets.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Eric Ulrich — who was mulling a run for mayor himself — threw his support behind Dietl as the candidate seeks a spot in the GOP primary.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
New York's senior senator called for new security measures two days after a WNYC report found Amtrak police are understaffed, under-equipped and under-trained.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Elected leaders vowed to tackle how New York State runs its elections after last year's disastrous presidential primary. So how'd they do?
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The mayor is spending a week in the city's most Republican borough.