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:

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.

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

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Former Senate Leader Becomes Pot Lobbyist

Friday, March 01, 2019

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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

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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.

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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?

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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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As 2019 Session Gets Underway, Will Discipline Match Ambition?

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Democrats will soon start making laws in Albany, unimpeded by Republicans for the first time in decades. What will one-party rule look like?

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NY Democrats, Now in Majority, Move to Enshrine Abortion Protections

Monday, January 07, 2019

Democrats say the Reproductive Health Act is a top priority, now that they control all the levers of government in Albany. Gov. Cuomo would go even farther.

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Cuomo Starts Third Term, Pledging Broad Agenda and National Leadership

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Speaking on Ellis Island, Cuomo described a "dark time" of national divisiveness. He called on legislators to make New York a beacon of tolerance by passing a progressive agenda.

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Democrats Scold — but Don't Censure — Senator Who Told Foe to Kill Herself

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Democratic leaders are mostly laying low, hoping State Sen. Kevin Parker's latest outburst will again blow over, but some are quietly expressing concerns.

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Brooklyn Official Says City Is Running in Place When it Comes to School Gyms, Fitness

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Mayor de Blasio pledged nearly $385 million toward school fitness facilities. But the Brooklyn Borough President says the resources aren't getting to students.

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The Impact Of A New Acting Attorney General On The Russia Investigation

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.

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New York State to Kick in $1.5 Billion in Subsidies for Amazon HQ

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon could get billions in grants and tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 new jobs.

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New Democratic Majority Eager for Reforms — Maybe Too Eager, Cuomo Warns

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Elected to a third term with a "strong mandate," Cuomo cautions the incoming Democratic majority in the State Senate not to go too far left.

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This Week in Politics, Sunday Edition: Four Things You Should Know About Tuesday’s Vote That Have Nothing to Do with Congress (But Everything to do with Albany)

Sunday, November 04, 2018

President Trump’s self-declared “referendum” on his performance will likely affect down-ballot races for the state legislature. We're just not sure how.

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Healthy Apps?, Anti-Semitic Graffiti in NYC, NYC Marathon

Friday, November 02, 2018

Michael Millenson on health apps. Jake Offenhartz & Fred Mogul on anti-Semitic graffiti in NYC. Jen Miller on the NYC Marathon. "Charlie for the Culture." 

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Could a Door-Knock Change Your Mind – and Your Vote?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Traditional canvassing can help 'get out the base' but it has little success winning over voters on the other side. So canvassers on Staten Island are trying an experiment.

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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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