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:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the State Board of Elections lost their appeal to cancel the upcoming contest.
Monday, May 18, 2020
The New York City Board of Elections has started mailing 3.6 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters for next month's primary election.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The State Board of Elections wants to reverse a lower court decision that reinstated next month's Democratic presidential primary, citing risks from Covid-19.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The NYC Board of Elections plans to mail nearly 4 million absentee ballot applications starting next week.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
A federal judge overturned the State Board of Elections decision last week to cancel the contest. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst to explain what it means for voters.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Before the coronavirus, Tuesday would have been the Democratic presidential primary in New York. But state officials have cancelled it altogether.
Monday, April 27, 2020
A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Comptroller Scott Stringer wants New York City to act now to protect vulnerable residents this summer.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Starting Tuesday, the New York City Board of Elections will hold for the first-time virtual hearings to determine which candidates appear on the June primary ballot.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
With the city's finances falling off a cliff, Mayor de Blasio presented an executive budget with cuts across all city agencies.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing an $89.3 billion dollar executive budget, down more than 6 percent from his preliminary proposal in January.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The city is investing $170 million to ramp up its emergency food program. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports part of that money will go towards paying new delivery drivers.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Mayor de Blasio has said no one will go hungry during this pandemic. But WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports, the city is still struggling to ensure seniors get the food they need.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Mixed messages from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo over the fate of the New York City school-year continued for a third day Monday.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to come up with a plan to redirect resources and raise public awareness within the communities most affected by the disease.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Mayor de Blasio warned that Sunday was “D-Day.” He said the city faced a critical shortage of supplies and personnel. WNYC's Brigid Bergin takes stock of the city, and its leader.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Mayor de Blasio says all New Yorkers should cover their nose and mouth when they go out in public. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports it's the first time the city has issued this advice.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
A group of CUNY students want state lawmakers to legalize online voter registration here in New York City. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Mayor de Blasio said New York City needs more supplies and personnel to fight the coronavirus outbreak by Sunday, April 5.
Monday, March 23, 2020
The city Sanitation workers are among the essential workers still going out in the field everyday.