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:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Mayor de Blasio unleashed harsh words on Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate, vowing he won't play by their rules any longer.
Friday, June 26, 2015
A pilot version of the new policing plan is already underway in four precincts across the city — people are already starting to notice a difference.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
As part of the city budget deal, de Blasio reversed his earlier position and agreed to add 1,297 more cops after facing pressure from both inside and outside his administration.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The new officers will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in overtime savings.
Friday, June 19, 2015
At his son's high school graduation, the mayor delivered a speech tinged with personal reflection and a call to activism.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Mayor de Blasio called it a "troubling and heart wrenching moment."
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
New York State Attorney General Eric Scheiderman and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announce the first indictments from their joint, tenant anti-harassment task force.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The mayors, present and past — together at a celebration of Cornell Tech's groundbreaking on Roosevelt Island — still seemed far apart.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The mayor said tenants must make their voices heard in Albany.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Albany's legislative session ends Wednesday, but rent laws and 421a expire today. A roundtable of reporters discusses what's still to come from Albany.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The governor and the mayor joined forces with organized labor at separate events in New York City Thursday as legislators met in Albany with only four days left in the session.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
While Governor Cuomo rallied in Albany with New York City police and fire unions, Mayor de Blasio picked up support from City Council for his own plan.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
In the final two weeks of the state legislative session, the governor's leadership is being tested while the mayor's agenda hangs in the balance.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
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.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The mayor called on leaders and candidates to go beyond the rhetoric and join a "movement" to combat income inequality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 27, 2015
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.