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 City Has Been Slow To Vaccinate Homebound Elderly, Causing More Sickness

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Despite being hit hard early in the pandemic, New York City lags behind in vaccinating people 65 and older, and its efforts to reach the homebound and disabled have been disorganized.


Human Trafficking Allegations Thrust Caste Into Spotlight For American Hindus

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Laborers from India have filed a lawsuit against one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States. They allege that the temple held them against their will and paid illegally low wages.


Laborers From India Are Suing New Jersey Hindu Temple For Worker Abuse

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Laborers from India have filed a lawsuit against one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States. They allege that the temple held them against their will and paid illegally low wages.


Grounded For Spring Break, College Students Talk About Who Got The Shot, And How

Monday, March 22, 2021

For the second year, undergraduates in New York City are mostly sticking to campus. But there is plenty of gossip about classmates exploiting loopholes to get vaccinated in order to travel or party.


Insulin Can Cost Hundreds Per Month. Democratic Lawmakers in NY, NJ Want To Cap It At $30-$50.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

NY Democrats last year passed a law capping insulin expenses at $100 a month but now want to lower it. NJ lawmakers tried something similar last year and failed and are trying again.


New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color

Saturday, January 23, 2021

New York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.


As Vaccine Supply Dwindles And Cancellations Mount, All Eyes Are On Biden

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Tens of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey have had appointments cancelled by city, state and private vaccine centers, and many more can't get appointments. 


Vaccine Eligibility Explained

Thursday, January 14, 2021

With so much demand, state-run vaccination appointment websites are being put to the test. Your questions on how and where to get vaccinated answered. 

Expanded Rollout A Bumpy Ride For Some Newly Vaccine-Eligible

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

For some, getting an injection is painless—but others are suffering through computer glitches as they try to get reservations, and long lines as they wait to roll up their sleeves.


Demand for COVID Vaccine Skyrocketing, As Eligible Age Goes Down

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Following new federal guidance, Governor Cuomo says anyone over age 65 is eligible for the coronavirus vaccine—and the reservation systems were already buckling under the demand.


Elderly, Teachers And Others Must Jump Through Tech Hurdles To Get Vaccine

Monday, January 11, 2021

The online signup system proves to be challenging, with crashes and bugs, but thousands of people still manage to get their shots. 


Under Pressure From Mayor, Cuomo Expands Eligbility For COVID Vaccinations

Friday, January 08, 2021

At first, the governor was intent on blaming the city and hospital for the slow rollout.


COVID Vaccine Moves Out Of Large Institutions Into Small Medical Practices

Thursday, January 07, 2021

The state's been expanding the types of people eligible for COVID vaccines to those who work in neighborhod doctor's offices and community clinics. 


Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Due In Large Part to Resistance From Health Care Workers

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Bottlenecks are occurring in New York and New Jersey getting people vaccinated.


NYC Prepares Vaccine Outreach in Communities of Color

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The New York City Department of Health wants to make sure New Yorkers are ready for the vaccine, especially in communities of color where mistrust can run high.


Vaccine Rollout Begins at Safety Net Hospitals Across The City

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The first employees received vaccines on Wednesday at two hospitals that serve some of the city's most vulnerable residents.


NYC Safety Net Hospital Workers Begin Receiving COVID Vaccine

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

New York's safety net hospitals, which typically serve the poorest and most vulnerable communities, have been receiving the coronavirus vaccine for staff members over the past few days.


Race Is Front And Center On First Day Of Vaccination- Will That Continue When The Rollout Comes to The Public?

Monday, December 14, 2020

With the first day of coronavirus vaccination complete, it will now take months of production, distribution and persuasion to go from thousands to millions of vaccinated people. 


Critical Care Nurse Sandra Lindsay Gets 1st Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In U.S.

Monday, December 14, 2020

The U.S. has started vaccinations against the coronavirus. A critical care nurse at a New York hospital became the first person to receive a vaccine.


A Day In The Life Of A New York City Contact Tracer

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

A city contact tracer kept an audio diary of a day at work, and the head of the city's tracing program responded to some of the issues she faced. 

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