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:

Actor Cynthia Nixon Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Monday, March 19, 2018

The 'Sex and the City' co-star says she's running to combat income inequality and fix the subways.

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Cuomo's Cuts Hit 'Close to Home'

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The "Close to Home" program puts juvenile delinquents in local group homes instead of upstate prisons. The Cuomo administration says the state should no longer fund it with the city.

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Cuomo Kicks Off Endorsement Parade with Healthcare Workers

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It's no surprise the governor begins his reelection bid with an SEIU-1199 rally. It's the state's biggest union. It also receives a large slice of the state budget via Medicaid.


How We Judge Prosecutors

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Thousands descended on Albany for the annual Black and Latino Legislators weekend, and criminal-justice reform was at the top of the agenda.


Arrest of 'Star Witness' Throws Political Corruption Case into Disarray

Friday, February 09, 2018

Todd Howe testified against one of Gov. Cuomo's former top aides. Then he admitted to committing credit card fraud.


State Lawmakers Grill De Blasio on Fiscal Management

Monday, February 05, 2018

The mayor made his annual pilgrimage to Albany to ask for financial support from legislators, as they put together the state budget.

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Patients, Hospitals Breathe Easy, as Congress Restores CHIP Funding

Monday, January 22, 2018

Other federal cuts and revenue shortfalls loom, but coverage is assured for the next six years for almost a half-million children in New York and New Jersey.


Breaking Down Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 18, 2018

We break down Governor Cuomo's state budget plan with Karen DeWitt, capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, and Fred Mogul, WNYC Albany reporter.


Cuomo Seeks to Defund High-Profile Juvenile Justice Program

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Cuomo administration says it believes in the five-year-old Close to Home program, but it’s time for the city to support local youth incarceration without help from Albany.


Five Takeaways from Cuomo's Budget Proposal

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Governor Cuomo is effectively running against President Trump in 2018 — and perhaps in 2020 — considering the priorities he spelled out in his budget address.

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Cuomo Address: Tactical Roll-out or 'Spaghetti on the Wall'?

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Since mid-December, Gov. Cuomo has been previewing his 2018 agenda with numerous proposals, large and small. Today, he brings it all together for the annual State of the State address. 


Filling a $4-billion Hole: What to Look for in Albany Next Year

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

How did the budget deficit get so large? What can Gov. Cuomo and the legislature do to close it? A preview for taxpayers as New York State heads into an election year in 2018.


After Newtown, Anti-Gun Measures Rise and Crime Rates Fall

Monday, December 11, 2017

Both New York and Connecticut enacted tough gun laws after the Sandy Hook massacre. Here's a look at how effective they've been.

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Candidates Angle to Replace State Senators in Possible Special Election

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Newly open seats in the Bronx and Westchester are considered relatively safe for Democrats — but which flavor: 'Mainline' or 'Independent'?

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.


There's Always 2037

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

For the fourth consecutive time, New Yorkers declined to hold a convention to overhaul the state constitution and reform Albany.

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New York Voters May Move to Rewrite the State's Constitution

Monday, November 06, 2017

On Election Day, New Yorkers will go to the polls to decide whether to hold a Constitutional Convention, which hasn’t happened in 50 years.


New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Three referendum questions will appear on Tuesday's ballots in New York, but on the reverse side. One could lead to changes in the state constitution.

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Ten Things New Yorkers Could Gain or Lose from a 'ConCon'

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Supporters and opponents of a Constitutional Convention argue about what it could do for New York. Herewith, some best- and worst-case scenarios, if the ballot referendum passes.

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New Yorkers Gather For Vigil After Attack

Thursday, November 02, 2017

At a candlelight vigil in New York City, religious leaders read the names of the victims of this week's terrorist attack — and called for unity and peace.