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:
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.
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.
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?
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Discussions on the latest developments on the budget talks, with WNYC's Albany expert Fred Mogul.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
It's Dem vs. Dem as New York budget negotiations face an April 1 deadline.
Friday, March 01, 2019
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.
Saturday, February 09, 2019
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Amazon could get billions in grants and tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 new jobs.