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.

Read Brigid's latest reporting on Gothamist.


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

After Shooting Of Two NYPD Officers, Mayor Adams Seeks To Move City Forward

Monday, January 24, 2022

The violence creates a challenging dynamic for Mayor Eric Adams, who ran on a commitment to restore public safety.

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Adams Defers To "COIB" On Brother's Appointment: What Is The Conflicts Of Interest Board?

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The mayor says he will defer to the city agency tasked with holding the conduct of public servants to the highest ethical standards: the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board. 


Republicans File Lawsuit To Block New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law

Monday, January 10, 2022

Republican leaders are making good on a threat to fight a recently enacted New York City law extending voting rights to noncitizens in local elections


This Week in Politics: A Big Week in New York

Saturday, January 08, 2022

From two new city leaders to the State of The State, there was a lot to cover this week.


Adrienne Adams Makes History As First Black City Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Adrienne Adams was sworn in as the City Council Speaker on Wednesday


Reflecting on Eight Years of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Friday, December 31, 2021

Mayor de Blasio two terms in office end on Friday. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin, who covered his entire mayoralty, dove into the audio archives for this snapshot of his eight years in City Hall.


What Are The Hopes Of A Majority Women City Council?: Women Members Reflect

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Women will have more power to determine how the council operates and what issues get the most attention for the first time in its history.


NYC's Five New Deputy Mayors

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Meet the five women Mayor-elect Eric Adams has selected for deputy mayors. 

Diverse Coalition Presses State Lawmakers On Voting Rights Ahead of Session

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A growing coalition of civil rights, labor and good government groups is urging the state's top lawmakers to make voting rights a priority in the next legislative session.


Mayor de Blasio's Impact on City Democracy

Monday, December 13, 2021

Mayor de Blasio made repairing democracy a goal in his second term. How has he done?

Grading De Blasio: Assessing the Mayor’s Pledge To Improve Democracy

Sunday, December 12, 2021

His second-term promise generally fell into three big buckets around electoral democracy, the 2020 census and civic engagement. The results were decidedly mixed.


New York City Voter Turnout Hits Record Low For A Mayoral Election

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Only 23 percent of active registered voters cast a ballot for mayor. That's about 1.15 of the 4.95 eligible voters. 


The Latest from the January 6 Commission

Friday, November 19, 2021

A conversation with legal affairs reporter at Politico, Kyle Cheney, about recent developments from January 6 Commission.


Why Transgender Day of Remembrance is Especially Significant This Year

Friday, November 19, 2021

2021 has been the deadliest year for transgender or gender non-conforming people on record — and most of those killed were Black or LatinX.


In Special Session, Florida Legislature Passes COVID-19 Vaccine Bills

Friday, November 19, 2021

Governor Ron DeSantis called for the week-long special session with the hope of passing laws banning mask and vaccine mandates. 


Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout Launches State A.G. Bid

Monday, November 15, 2021

Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout is making another run for state attorney general. 


State Senate Democrat Warns Of "Five-Alarm Fire" Threatening Voting Rights

Monday, November 15, 2021

WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins Morning Edition's Michael Hill to talk about a new report pushing election reform. 


Who Will Be NYC's Next City Council Speaker?

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

WNYC's senior political correspondent Brigid Bergin talks about local news, including the race for New York City’s next City Council Speaker.

This Week in Politics: New York's Voting Ballot Measures Defeated

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Three ballot propositions related to redistricting and voting rights went down after a well-funded campaign — and inaction by Democratic supporters. 

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Lawmakers Fly South For Somos

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

City and state officials are flying south for the annual Somos conference in Puerto Rico.