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:

Voter Education On Ranked Choice Voting Just Getting Started In NYC

Thursday, April 15, 2021

With the primary elections fast approaching, candidates and voting advocates say it will be "an all hands on deck situation" to spread the word about ranked-choice voting.


Working Families Party Ranks Stringer, Morales And Wiley For Mayor

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The left-leaning third party picked their first, second and third choices for mayor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports. 


Working Families Party Sets Sights On Endorsing The Next NYC Mayor

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The left-leaning Working Families Party is expected to decide on its mayoral endorsement this week. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports


At Coney Island Reopening, Lieutenant Governor Dodges Questions About Cuomo

Friday, April 09, 2021

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was at the reopening of Coney Island amusements Friday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports she dodged questions about Governor Cuomo's scandals.


Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint Alleging Cuomo Misused Campaign Funds

Thursday, April 01, 2021

A national ethics watchdog says Governor Cuomo misused campaign resources to promote his book. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports their complaint may hit a roadblock


City Councilmembers and Candidates Call On Speaker To Release $200,000 Sexual Harassment Audit

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Council members and candidates want Speaker Corey Johnson to release an audit — paid for by taxpayers — on sexual harassment in the legislative body. 


New York State Moves Towards Legalizing Recreational Weed

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders say they've agreed on the specifics of a bill to legalize adult-use marijuana in New York. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports


Unions Seek To Sway Mayoral Race

Thursday, March 25, 2021

With less than 100 days until the primary, WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports on one group that aims to influence the mayor's race: organized labor.


Cuomo Gets Shot In The Arm From Black Leaders Ahead of Vaccination

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Governor Cuomo received the single-dose Covid vaccine in Harlem Wednesday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the event was closed to press, but he was not alone.


NYC Board of Elections Begins First-Ever Ranked Choice Vote Count

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The manual tally will determine the winner in the City Council special election for District 31 in Queens.


Cuomo Remains Defiant In Face of Mounting Calls For Resignation

Friday, March 12, 2021

A majority of New York's congressional delegation and state lawmakers are calling for Gov. Cuomo's resignation. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports he refuses to concede.


New York State Assembly Speaker Authorizes Impeachment Inquiry Into Governor Cuomo

Friday, March 12, 2021

So far six women have come forward alleging Governor Cuomo engaged in sexual misconduct. The state's Assembly has authorized an investigation that could lead to impeachment.


The State of the Mayor's Race: Early Polling, And Your Second Choice Candidates

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, talks about the state of the New York City mayoral race.

District Council 37, Largest Union For City Workers, Prepares To Back Eric Adams For Mayor

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The largest union of municipal workers is preparing to back Eric Adams for mayor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


Sixth Woman Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The latest allegation was reported by the Times Union in Albany. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.


A Top NY Democrat Calls on Cuomo to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sunday, March 07, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the first among Democratic leadership calling for Cuomo to resign, now that five women have accused him of workplace misconduct.


Unraveling Scandals Threaten Gov. Cuomo's Hold On Power

Friday, March 05, 2021

Cuomo faces dueling scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct and criticism for altering Covid data in a health department report.


Cuomo Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Governor Cuomo has emerged a week after the first allegation of sexual misconduct made against him. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins All Things Considered host Sean Carlson for this report.


How Cuomo Backed Women’s Issues For Political Gain

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Whatever comes from the investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for alleged sexual harassment, he has been politically damaged.


State Lawmakers Ramp Up Calls For Independent Investigation Into Allegations Against Cuomo

Saturday, February 27, 2021

State Senator Liz Krueger of Manhattan says a transparent probe needs to be conducted without any ties to the governor or his allies. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.