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:

Is The Company Poised To Dismantle Indian Point Radioactive?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New York is joining other states concerned about the company poised to take over and dismantle a nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

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This Week in Politics: Albany's 2020 Session Takes Shape

Saturday, January 11, 2020

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A budget shortfall and a renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana set the parameters.

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The State of New York State: Legalizing Weed, Green New Deal, Bail Reform

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his priorities for 2020 in his annual State of the State address.

Victims Of Jersey City Shootings Remembered

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Services have begun for victims of the shootings at a Jersey City kosher grocery. They were members of a tightly knit Orthodox Jewish community that had recently put down roots in Jersey City.

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Council Member Wants to take Second Stab at Staten Island Secession

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A city council member from Staten Island wants to jump-start efforts from a generation ago to secede from New York City. 

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Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their habitat.

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The Future of Fusion Voting

Monday, November 25, 2019

"Fusion voting" gives candidates the chance to run on multiple party lines. WNYC politics reporter Fred Mogul explains how this might change, and the effect it has on minor parties. 

Can Whales Be Protected From NY's Colossal Offshore Wind Farms?

Friday, November 22, 2019

Researchers try to reduce risks to whales — right whales, fin whales, humpbacks, and other marine life — as a forest of wind turbines grows from the ocean floor.

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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

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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.

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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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