Fred Mogul

Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002. 

His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets. 

His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, son and dog.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

After Newtown, Anti-Gun Measures Rise and Crime Rates Fall

Monday, December 11, 2017

Both New York and Connecticut enacted tough gun laws after the Sandy Hook massacre. Here's a look at how effective they've been.

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Candidates Angle to Replace State Senators in Possible Special Election

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Newly open seats in the Bronx and Westchester are considered relatively safe for Democrats — but which flavor: 'Mainline' or 'Independent'?

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.


There's Always 2037

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

For the fourth consecutive time, New Yorkers declined to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution and reform Albany.

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New York Voters May Move to Rewrite the State's Constitution

Monday, November 06, 2017

On Election Day, New Yorkers will go to the polls to decide whether to hold a Constitutional Convention, which hasn’t happened in 50 years.


New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Three referendum questions will appear on Tuesday's ballots in New York, but on the reverse side. One could lead to changes in the state constitution.

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Ten Things New Yorkers Could Gain or Lose from a 'ConCon'

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Supporters and opponents of a Constitutional Convention argue about what it could do for New York. Herewith, some best- and worst-case scenarios, if the ballot referendum passes.

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New Yorkers Gather For Vigil After Attack

Thursday, November 02, 2017

At a candlelight vigil in New York City, religious leaders read the names of the victims of this week's terrorist attack — and called for unity and peace.


Hundreds Seek Solace After a Murderous Rampage Kills Eight

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

At a candlelight vigil, spiritual leaders seek a message of solace, peace and unity.


Ahead of Election Day, Bernie Sanders Stumps for Mayor de Blasio

Monday, October 30, 2017

With a week to go until the election, the senator and former presidential contender is endorsing Mayor de Blasio.

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Clock Ticks Down on Special Visa Program for Haitians

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Many immigrant communities are worried about DACA, but Haitians are focused on another program, too — one specially designated for strife-ridden countries like theirs.


Even If Jailed, Suffolk County DA Won't Lose State Pension

Friday, October 27, 2017

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota could face up to 20 years in prison for covering up a crime. But under state law he would keep his taxpayer-financed pension.


The Convention to End All Conventions?

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Yorkers will soon decide whether to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one was 50 years ago, and it failed spectacularly. Observers disagree what that means for today.

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Group Urges NY Cities, Counties and Towns to Sign Up for Census Review

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

New York routinely under-counts its population at census time, depriving residents of government resources and skewing political maps. A limited-time-only program could improve that.

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As November 'ConCon' Referendum Nears, Supporters and Opponents Escalate Attacks

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Every 20 years, New York invites voters to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution. Those for and against it warn of influence by "special interests."

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A Vote Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case looks at states with turbo-charged gerrymandering, like Wisconsin. But a ruling could have much to say about New York, too.

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Free Air for Everyone! (On Bicycles.)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In an ongoing effort to make biking around the city as convenient as possible, the Department of Transportation is piloting a pair of durable bike pumps, bolted to the sidewalk.

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No, This Is Not a Joke. This Is How We Choose Our Lawmakers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Three elected officials in the past six weeks have stepped down too late to hold primaries to choose successors. So insiders will take their seats instead.

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NY Metro Region Responders Head for Houston

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mayor de Blasio dispatched 120 emergency workers from the NYPD, FDNY and EMS to help the embattled Gulf region. Governors Cuomo and Christie also sent personnel.


In Search for Subway Dollars, Cuomo's Got a Deal for Businesses

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The MTA is asking local businesses to "adopt" subway stops for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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