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, 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.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The left-leaning third party picked their first, second and third choices for mayor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The manual tally will determine the winner in the City Council special election for District 31 in Queens.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, talks about the state of the New York City mayoral race.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The largest union of municipal workers is preparing to back Eric Adams for mayor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
The latest allegation was reported by the Times Union in Albany. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.
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.
Friday, March 05, 2021
Cuomo faces dueling scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct and criticism for altering Covid data in a health department report.
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.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Whatever comes from the investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for alleged sexual harassment, he has been politically damaged.
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.