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:
Thursday, August 06, 2020
After the highest ranking Latina in his administration left, citing her "deep disappointment" with him, Mayor Bill de Blasio wouldn't say what he's done to address his own biases.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
The New York City Board of Elections certified the results of the June 23 primary Tuesday.
Friday, July 31, 2020
A federal judge will decide whether postmark problems caused thousands of voters to unfairly have their votes invalidated.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A federal judge is demanding more information about absentee ballots that weren't counted in the primary election due to postmark problems.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
New York held its primary exactly one month ago on June 23rd. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Gothamist's David Cruz report on results so far.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Facing a federal lawsuit over absentee ballots invalidated for postmark problems, Cuomo says the legislature could act now. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports
Friday, July 17, 2020
Thousands of voters may be disenfranchised because of absentee ballot postmark problems. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports that's according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
It may be several more weeks before winners are declared throughout the city. WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin reports on why this process is taking so long.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
As the Board of Elections begins counting absentee ballots citywide Wednesday, advocates and lawmakers are asking Governor Cuomo to protect voters.
Monday, July 06, 2020
The New York City Board of Elections starts counting absentee ballots Monday, six days later than scheduled. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports ones missing postmarks may get tossed.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio is dismissing the Public Advocate's threat to block the newly-approved city budget.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The process was supposed to begin on Wednesday. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The polls are closed on New York's pandemic primary.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Brigid Bergin on voting during this NY primary day.
Monday, June 22, 2020
WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin reports the latest early voting numbers, absentee ballot questions and what to expect on primary night.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Coverage of past and future demonstrations plus early voting talk
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Early voting starts Saturday, and this year voters will have more options for how to cast their ballot.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
The New York City Council is moving on legislation to bring more change to the NYPD.
Monday, June 08, 2020
As New York City takes the first step Monday towards reopening after the coronavirus shutdown, it comes after more than a week of protests against police brutality.
Monday, June 08, 2020
The City Council is demanding an investigation into recent high profile privacy breaches from the NYPD.