Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin is an award-winning senior reporter on the People and Power desk.

Read Brigid's latest reporting on Gothamist.

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The George Santos Saga Continues

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

We catch up on the latest controversies surrounding New York congressman George Santos.

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Lawsuit alleges lifetime jury ban harms Black New Yorkers and undermines democracy

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

More than 1 in 4 otherwise eligible Black Manhattanites are barred from juries because of a felony conviction. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin reports that claim is at the heart of a new lawsuit. 

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‘Voters should not be disregarded’: Alvin Bragg reflects on first year as Manhattan’s DA

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Manhattan's top prosecutor reflects on becoming Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin's target and what he needs to improve next year in a one-on-one with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.

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Georgia Heads to a Runoff...Again

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Midterms aren't over yet. Once again, Georgia is headed to a runoff Senate election on December 6th.

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A Shadow Looms Over Qatar For The World Cup

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

An estimated 6,500 migrant workers have died constructing the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, and Qatar's record on women's and LGBTQ rights have also raised concerns.

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What It Takes To Engage Young Voters

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jack Lobel, deputy communications director and spokesperson for Voters of Tomorrow, joins us to talk about some of the organizing work that goes into sustaining the youth vote.

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Navigating the Adderall Shortage with ADHD

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A professor of cognitive psychology joins us to dispel misconceptions about ADHD and the medication commonly used to treat it, Adderall.

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The People's Guide To Power: How'd It Go In NY And Around The Country?

Sunday, November 13, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about the results of the 2022 midterms, and where we go from here.

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Election Updates

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin shares updates on major races the day after election day.

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An Election Day Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Brigid Bergin joins to discuss her reporting on the process of voting and tallying votes.

The People's Guide To Power: The Stakes Of The 2022 Midterms

Sunday, November 06, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about what's at stake for the country, and the NY/NJ region, in this year's elections.

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Early voting begins as Youngkin and Hochul rally with supporters

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

This will be a busy week across the region as candidates make closing arguments to voters. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Michael Hill discuss what voters need to know.

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The People's Guide To Power: The Power Of The Law To Protect Voting

Sunday, October 30, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about threats to our election infrastructure, and how the law protects against them.

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Early Voting Begins!

Friday, October 28, 2022

Election Day is November 8, and early voting in New York and New Jersey begins tomorrow. 

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Monday politics: Absentee ballot lawsuit, NY gubernatorial debate and early voting

Monday, October 24, 2022

Early voting starts Saturday, and more Monday morning politics with WNYC's Brigid Bergin and "Morning Edition" host Michael Hill.

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The People's Guide To Power: The Power Of Labor

Sunday, October 23, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how organized labor fits into our political landscape.

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New York GOP and Voter Confidence

Friday, October 21, 2022

GOP lawsuit over absentee ballot counting reforms and a Manhattan GOP election commissioner's questioning of informational mailings sent to all registered voters.

Manhattan GOP commissioner asks why BOE is telling voters about upcoming election

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

One New York Republican is worried about high voter turnout in New York City this November. He happens to be a commissioner on the city Board of Elections. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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The People's Guide To Power: The Power Of The Dobbs Decision

Sunday, October 16, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how abortion rights as an issue is playing a role in this year's midterms.

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The People's Guide To Power: The Power Of Money In New York Politics

Sunday, October 09, 2022

WNYC/Gothamist senior political reporter Brigid Bergin hosts a conversation about how elections are financed, and what it means for our democracy.

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