Ben Bergman Orange County Reporter
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Ben Bergman is KPCC's Orange County Reporter, based in our Santa Ana bureau.
Ben contributes coverage of Orange County to all KPCC platforms, including KPCC's website, programs, and newscasts.
Prior to KPCC, Bergman was a producer for NPR’s Morning Edition, both in Washington D.C., and at NPR West in Culver City.
He has been a producer for some of the most recognizable voices in radio — Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Susan Stamberg, and Linda Wertheimer. He has produced interviews with everyone from The Dalai Lama (three times) to Ben Stiller to Ben Affleck. Bergman was also the Morning Edition anchor at Aspen Public Radio in Colorado.
Bergman has also written for "Time Magazine" and "The New York Times" and was a reporting intern at "The Times."
Originally from Seattle, Bergman graduated cum laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in politics. There he helped launch the college's improv and sketch comedy troupes and its campus radio station.
In his free time, Bergman is an avid tennis fan and player and also enjoys working out, skiing, and travelling to new places.
Stories by Ben Bergman
Orange County prosecutors charged the roommate of Maribel Ramos with her murder. They said Tuesday a dispute over unpaid rent led to her death.
At a press conference Friday afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered the day before as that of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos.
The Crystal Cathedral ministry - best known for its Hour of Power TV program - is getting ready to leave its longtime campus next month.
Are beach bonfires in the Southland harmful to your health? A new study suggests 'yes,' but there's disagreement whether that means beach fires should be banned. Read the full study.
Supervisors concluded they don't have the authority to bill two young hikers for the cost to rescue them last month, but supervisors could change the law next week.
Environmental groups may have gotten their wish of grinding San Onofre's restart process to a halt. Southern California Edison wanted the plant generating electricity again this summer.
The $5.4 billion budget doesn’t include the cuts the county will have to make if it has to pay the state the tens of millions of dollars a judge tentatively ruled it owes.
Anaheim voters should decide whether to elect city council members by district, according to a recommendation by the citizens advisory committee, which holds its final meeting tomorrow.
Orange police want the public’s help to find a Cal State Fullerton student and Iraq war veteran who’s been missing since last week. "There's no trace of her," her sister said.
"We still have local reliability concerns focused on the LA basin, Southern Orange County, and San Diego County. We’re going to be watching that very closely,” a Cal ISO spokesman said. Read the full report.
Lake Forest teen Jonah Mowry used YouTube to not only stop the constant bullying he faced, but also to become a national advocate. He will now be recognized for his work.
This season was the first of a 20-year, $3 billion deal TimeWarner signed with the Lakers. The head of the channel says 'we've overachieved.'
'Not since World War II has there been a better time to be a veteran,' said Disney's director of veteran hiring at recent Disney-sponsored job fair.
After complaints about catastrophic injuries, a State Senate committee approves a first-of-its-kind measure to give Cal-OSHA oversight of trampoline parks.
Riverside will become the first county in California to allow inmates to join state fire fighting crews, after a unanimous vote by county supervisors.