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:

New York Takes Another Step Toward Building the Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Country

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Phase One of the plan calls for building dozens of 800-foot-tall windmills far out in federal waters.

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No Dogs on Chopper Tours, Senators Plead

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez have been asking the FAA to ban open-door photo shoots on sight-seeing helicopter tours. Now they want operators to stop bringing dogs on board, too.

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‘Like a Pit Boss at a Casino’ — Manual Recount For Queens DA Gets Underway

Monday, July 15, 2019

Election workers will be scrutinizing thousands of ballots in Queens. Watching very closely: volunteers representing the rival candidates for district attorney and election lawyers.

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Marijuana, Surrogacy and More: What to Expect From Albany in the Final Days of Session

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

It's down to the wire in the state house. WNYC state government and politics reporter Fred Mogul gives an update on what to expect from the legislator in the next couple of days. 

This Week in Politics: Cajole, Criticize, Compromise

Saturday, June 08, 2019

As New York's legislative session winds down, WNYC's Fred Mogul analyzes Governor Cuomo's late game tactics.

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New York Agenda: Rent Laws, Surrogacy, Green Light Bill

Monday, June 03, 2019

WNYC reporter, Fred Mogul brings updates on politics in Albany.

New York Vote Nearing on Eliminating Religious Exemption for Vaccines

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The State Senate appears ready to make New York the fourth state with no religious exemption for vaccines. But key members of the Assembly are 'vaccine hesitant.'

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Orthodox Jewish Vaccine Opponents Lay Low at Borough Park Book Event

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A children's author has taken it on the chin online for her religious kids book extolling vaccines. But at an event in the middle of a measles-hit neighborhood, she draws supporters.

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Cuomo Will Take the Matching Funds. But Contribution Limits Are Another Matter.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

When it comes to limiting campaign contributions, is what's sauce for the goose also sauce for the gander? Cuomo and backers of small-donor public matching funds disagree.


New York State Budget Deal: Congestion Pricing, Bail Reform, and No Pot

Monday, April 01, 2019

After months of debate and in-fighting, Democrats passed the $175 billion dollar state budget on time. What's in it? 

New York State's Final Round of Budget Talks

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Discussions on the latest developments on the budget talks, with WNYC's Albany expert Fred Mogul. 

Congestion Pricing Details Emerge As Lawmakers Haggle Over Carve-Outs

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Details of a congestion-pricing plan for New York City are emerging, but no deal will be final until the entire budget is approved in Albany.

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Opponents Try to Extinguish Marijuana Debate

Monday, March 25, 2019

Governor Cuomo and legislators are sending out mixed signals on whether there'll be a deal on legalizing marijuana in the state budget due April 1. Opponents are rooting for a delay.

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Hemp Growers Eager to Branch into Weed Make Their Case in Albany

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hemp farmers have their hands full meeting demand for CBD oil and related products but they're also looking ahead to the other cannabis, marijuana, which New York is poised to legalize.


This Week in Politics: New York Budget Season - Just as Confrontational as Ever

Saturday, March 16, 2019

It's Dem vs. Dem as New York budget negotiations face an April 1 deadline.


Former Senate Leader Becomes Pot Lobbyist

Friday, March 01, 2019

A large medical marijuana processor has hired Jeff Klein, the former IDC head defeated last fall by a political newcomer, to break into the anticipated recreational market.

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This Week in Politics: Blame Game on Budget Shortfall Begins

Saturday, February 09, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal tax overhaul is draining the state coffers. Others say it's more complicated than that. Let the budget-cycle political maneuverings begin.

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In Its Third Week, the State Legislature to Tackle Abortion Rights

Friday, January 18, 2019

In Weeks 1 and 2, the legislature expanded voter access and LGBTQ civil rights. Next up on Democrats' longstanding wish list: enshrining abortion rights in state law.


Marijuana, Schools, the MTA and More: All Eyes on Cuomo's Budget Address

Monday, January 14, 2019

Now that his party controls the State Senate and Assembly, how much will the governor seek to spend on his ambitious agenda?


She Helped Slay the IDC. Now the Work Begins.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

State Senator Alessandra Biaggi surprised many by defeating Jeff Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference. This week she takes over the Senate Ethics Committee.

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