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:

Of Pasta and Poughkeepsie: On the Secrets (and Perhaps Limits) to Marc Molinaro's Success

Monday, October 15, 2018

Andrew Cuomo's long-shot challenger has held different elective offices in the Hudson Valley for almost a quarter-century, and he's only 43.

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Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Working Families Party doesn't want to split the Democratic vote in November. But many in the party can't stomach giving Cynthia Nixon's ballot line to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


This Week in Politics: What the NY Primaries Tell Us About November

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What high primary turnout and left-leaning politics mean for the general election.


N.Y. Candidate For Governor Cynthia Nixon Aims To Get Voters Off Sidelines

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The New York primary is next week, and polls suggest Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a big lead over actor Cynthia Nixon. But upset victories over the party establishment have given Nixon's campaign hope.


This Week in Politics: Your New York Primary Primer

Saturday, September 08, 2018

A wide-open AG race — and what the 2018 election means for the balance of power in the state senate.


Nixon's Turn to 'Expand the Electorate'

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Democratic rising stars like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andrew Gillum have attracted thousands of new, idealistic voters to the polls. Now Cynthia Nixon is trying to join their ranks.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo v. Nixon, Face to Face

Saturday, September 01, 2018

As centrist and progressive Dems fight for control of the party, we look at how the New York governor's race fits in the national picture.


NY Gubernatorial Debate Recap

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Gloria Pazmino and Fred Mogul offer analysis of the August 29 debate of gubernatorial candidates.

Would Cynthia Nixon's Proposal Allowing Public Workers to Strike Pass the Legislature?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon wants to overturn a more than five decade-old law that bans public employees from going on strike.


He Says He Will, but Not When or Where

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Since May, Cynthia Nixon has been challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a debate. His campaign says it will happen, but talks continue with media outlets over specific details.


Most Cuomo Donations Are from Small Donors. (But Almost All of His Money Is from Large Ones.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The governor's reelection campaign deploys fuzzy math in touting a large number with a very small significance.

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Chants of 'Vive la France!' Erupt Around NYC After World Cup Victory

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fans of runner-up Croatia, pleased their team got as far as it did, happily honked cars around Queens and shouted a chant of their own: Hrvatska!


This Week in Politics: Democratic Primaries in Red New York

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dems are eager to unseat GOP incumbents in November. But first, they need survive Tuesday's primaries.

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Trying to Pull Away from the Political Pack on Staten Island

Friday, June 22, 2018

On Staten Island, the Republican primary race is dominating headlines. But Democrats are hopeful whoever wins their six-way primary race will give the GOP a run for its money this fall.

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Will Staten Island Voters Give Their Ex-Con Ex-Congressman a Second Chance? Tony Zambito Thinks So

Friday, June 22, 2018

After serving time in federal prison for tax evasion, former Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island wants a comeback. The first step is trying to unseat his successor, Dan Donovan.

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Ex-New York Rep. Grimm Aims To Resurrect His Political Career

Friday, June 22, 2018

After serving time in federal prison for tax evasion, former Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island wants a comeback. The first step is trying to unseat his successor, Dan Donovan.


The News From Albany: Governor's Race 2018, Legalizing Marijuana and More

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and New York State Public Radio bureau chief Karen DeWitt recap the last days of Albany's legislative session as the governor's race heats up.

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After a Week of Silence, Cuomo Backs MTA Proposal

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cuomo's primary opponent, Cynthia Nixon also backs the MTA plan. But she calls for more aggressively taxing the rich in order to fund it.

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New York State Democrats Close Convention with a Rebuke of President Trump

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Both state Republicans and Democrats highlighted the racial, gender and geographical diversity of their tickets.


New York Democrats Select Their Candidates—And 'Purge' a State Senator

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The resolution to strip Brooklyn state senator Simcha Felder of his party registration was largely symbolic, but in November, the conservative Democrat could run on the Republican line.

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