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Brigid Bergin

Reporter

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.

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Bratton Dodges Questions About More Cops

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WNYC
The City Council has proposed adding 1,000 more police officers to the NYPD ranks, but the police commissioner avoided saying specifically what he'd do with those officers.

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De Blasio Seeks Support for Progressive Agenda

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WNYC
The mayor called on leaders and candidates to go beyond the rhetoric and join a "movement" to combat income inequality.

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Most NY Dems Not Attending de Blasio's D.C. Event

Monday, May 11, 2015

Many New York Dems won't be with the mayor in the nation's capitol Tuesday as he officially unveils his progressive Contract with America.

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What de Blasio's Progressive Budget Looks Like

Friday, May 08, 2015

Mayor de Blasio's $78.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 presents the fullest picture yet of how his administration aims to make good on its main policy goals.

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Prosecutor of Garner Case Elected to Congress

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan won a special election Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm.

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City Mourns Third NYPD Officer Shooting Death In Less Than Six Months

Monday, May 04, 2015

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries.

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What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

WNYC
In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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Interview: De Blasio, Live From Iowa, on Hillary Clinton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The mayor talks with WNYC about furthering his progressive agenda around the country, the NYPD officer who pulled his gun on protesters and why he has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton.

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De Blasio Heads to Midwest, Still No Endorsement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Speaking to reporters for the first time on Tuesday, the mayor held firm on holding off on a Hillary Clinton endorsement.

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Council Renews Call for 1,000 More Officers

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
In its response to the mayor's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016, the City Council is once again pushing to add more cops, including 350 new officers for a counter terrorism unit.

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Sharpton Burnishes National Rep At NYC Event

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

WNYC
The annual National Action Network conference in Times Square this week offers a national platform for the host and some 2016 presidential hopefuls.

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De Blasio Plans Progressive 'Contract With America'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
The mayor wants to make the debate over fighting income inequality a central issue in the 2016 presidential race — and he has some unlikely inspiration.

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Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used for repairs and resiliency measures at 33 city public housing developments.

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'Just Vote Already' Boosts Bronx Turnout

Monday, March 30, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's get-out-the-vote experiment in one election district yields promising results.

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Improper Gas Work May Have Led to Building Explosion, de Blasio Says

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gas line may have been "inappropriately accessed," mayor says.

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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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Bratton Protesters Force Council to Clear Public Hearing

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has become such a lightning rod that the City Council had to close a public hearing with him Thursday.

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NYC Gives Boost to Women Business Owners

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
The de Blasio administration is launching a new program, WE NYC, to expand the number of women entrepreneurs over the next three years. 

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