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.

Read Fred's latest reporting on Gothamist.

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

No, We're Not Getting Protective Gear From Cuomo, Nurses Say

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Cuomo administration says masks and gowns and other gear for hospital workers are plentiful, but front-line nurses and others are still saying there are shortages. 


Cuomo Dismayed That Senate Stimulus Package Won't Fill Deepening Budget Hole

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York's two U.S. Senators are sparring over a proposed federal stimulus package that’s expected to pass Congress in the coming days.   


Coronavirus Both Rushes And Delays Budget In Albany

Monday, March 16, 2020

With skyrocketing Medicaid costs and a $6 billion budget gap, it was always going to be tricky. Then the novel coronavirus came to New York. 


How Much Should "Social Distancing" Cut Into Our Social Lives?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Okay, no stadium sports, arena concerts or Broadway shows. But what about parties and other gatherings and outings to restaurants and bars?


Albany And Trenton Have Few Rainy Day Funds for Economic Downturn -- But Hartford Is Ready

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

State governments in the region should brace for a slump in tax receipts due to fallout from the coronavirus -- but most of their rainy day funds aren't ready for the downpour.


Relying On AOC/Sanders Playbook, Democratic Socialists Set Sights On NY State Assembly

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The DSA is trying to channel support for Bernie Sanders into state legislative races, hoping to push Albany further to the left.


Medicaid Panel Gears Up For Final, Heated Hearing

Monday, March 02, 2020

A panel charged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close a $2.5 billion Medicaid budget gap will hold its final public forum today in Manhattan. 


Cuomo to Meet Trump over Clashing on DMV Data

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Federal authorities want access to New York's DMV information. Cuomo first said no go, and now he's saying no problem -- but only for certain individuals.


NY Attorney General Challenges Takeover of Indian Point

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The AG is joining a chorus of doubters about Holtec International, a New Jersey company that has been acquiring soon-to-shutter nuclear power plants in order to dismantle them.


Cuomo's New Cannabis Bill Protects Minority Communities, Adds Harsher Punishments

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cuomo's newly appointed 'Cannabis Czar' tells WNYC the new bill equalizes marijuana-related infractions to those for alcohol and prioritizes investment in minority communities.


Gov. Cuomo's 2020 Budget and the City

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Analysis of Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals

Gov. Cuomo Plans to Cut Medicaid to Close the $6 Billion Budget Gap

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cuomo made tackling the deficit one of the top goals for the next fiscal year.


Cuomo On How To Close New York's Budget Gap: Appoint A Panel

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his $178 billion budget for next year, calling on a special new panel to do much of the heavy lifting in closing the state's looming budget gap.


Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Radioactive?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New York is joining other states concerned about the company poised to take over and dismantle a nuclear power plant in Westchester County.


This Week in Politics: Albany's 2020 Session Takes Shape

Saturday, January 11, 2020

A budget shortfall and a renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana set the parameters.

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The State of New York State: Legalizing Weed, Green New Deal, Bail Reform

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his priorities for 2020 in his annual State of the State address.

Victims Of Jersey City Shootings Remembered

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Services have begun for victims of the shootings at a Jersey City kosher grocery. They were members of a tightly knit Orthodox Jewish community that had recently put down roots in Jersey City.


Council Member Wants to take Second Stab at Staten Island Secession

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A city council member from Staten Island wants to jump-start efforts from a generation ago to secede from New York City. 


Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their habitat.


The Future of Fusion Voting

Monday, November 25, 2019

"Fusion voting" gives candidates the chance to run on multiple party lines. WNYC politics reporter Fred Mogul explains how this might change, and the effect it has on minor parties.