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:

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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Things to Watch for as New York Democrats, GOP Convene

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

At state conventions this week, Republicans hope to break a 12-year losing streak for statewide offices. Democrats hope their candidates will take advantage of national momentum.


And Then There Were Thirteen...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sixteen people submitted resumes to the New York State Assembly to be considered for interim state attorney general. But before public vetting begins Tuesday, three withdrew.


Nixon, Cuomo to Debate Before September Primaries

Monday, May 07, 2018

WABC-TV, WNYC and other media partners invited the gubernatorial candidates. Nixon was the first to accept, via video.


Garden State Demand for Medical Marijuana Is High and Getting Higher, but Supply Lags

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Gov. Phil Murphy is expanding access to medical marijuana, but dispensaries can't keep up with the skyrocketing patient base.

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Cynthia Nixon Promises to Release Income Information by End of Week

Monday, April 30, 2018

Gov. Cuomo released his IRS forms the day they were due, but his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, is still holding onto hers.


Three GOP State Senators to Retire, Increasing Competition in November

Friday, April 27, 2018

Republicans say all three are safe districts, but the open races broadens the playing field for Democrats seeking to flip the Senate.


Cuomo Tries to Avoid 'Doing Nothing' with Legislature

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The governor says the stalemate with Senate Republicans will continue indefinitely — unless the rogue Democrat who sits with the GOP and gives them a one-vote majority switches sides.


In Tuesday's Special Election, All Eyes on Westchester

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tuesday will see special elections to fill 11 open legislative seats — but all eyes are on the 37th Senate District, which could alter the balance of power in state government.

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Latest Feud Between Mayor and Governor? Juvenile Justice

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

By October, 16- and 17-year-olds are no longer supposed to be on Riker's Island. The city says Albany isn't helping it build out alternative facilities. The governor fires back.


'Independent' No More, But IDC Still Fundraising

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The breakaway faction left the Republican coalition it had supported since 2011, but it's hosting a fundraiser to build a war chest to fight off primary challengers.

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