Ben Bergman Business Reporter

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Ben Bergman reports on business for KPCC, with a focus on media, tech, and sports business.

He was previously KPCC's Orange County Reporter, where he covered the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant and the Christopher Dorner manhunt.

Before joining KPCC in 2012, 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, travelling to new places, and cheering on The Seattle Seahawks.


Stories by Ben Bergman

For California, Bank of America settlement might not be as good as it seems

Bank of America reached the largest government settlement in American history Thursday, but for California, the deal might not be as good as it seems.

Study: OC has shortfall of 118,895 affordable homes

When it comes to affordable housing, Orange County isn't as bad as Los Angeles county, but it's still pretty bad.

Anheuser-Busch chooses Dodger Stadium to debut Mexican import

The megabrewer is billing the launch of Montejo as its first import from Mexico. It also says this is the first time a major new beer has made its debut at a sports venue.

LA rent: New UCLA study confirms LA is least affordable city in US

A new study shows that the average renter in Los Angeles devotes 47 percent of his or her paycheck to rent.

Haden unsurprised by O'Bannon decision, but what's the decision?

O'Bannon argued college players should be allowed to profit off their own likeness, but the judge's decision has left people scratching their heads.

Taking a look inside Russia's 'Silicon Forest'

Mention Siberia, and perhaps this conjures up images of gulags, or endless stretches of snow, but believe it or not, there's other things there.

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar go after the carpooling crowd

Could ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft become more convenient? They hope so, as they're going after the commuter crowd with new carpooling features.

Developer backs down on West Hollywood 'poor door'

The developer of a mixed-use building in West Hollywood that planned to restrict tenants living in affordable housing units from accessing a pool says it will reconsider.

Dodgers TV blackout a windfall for Angels

The Angels scored their highest TV rating of the season Monday night against the Dodgers, and their second-best rating ever on Fox Sports

LA 'sports tax': $312 a year, whether you watch games or not?

DirecTV CEO Mike White said L.A. subscribers could pay $312 a year for sports, if every team demanded terms as rich as the Dodgers and Lakers.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

Water shut off from main that flooded UCLA campus, Sunset Blvd. (updated)

The broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water 30 feet into the air and sent 8 to 10 million gallons cascading from Sunset.

Time Warner willing to bring Dodgers channel to arbitration

Frustrated you can’t watch the Dodgers on TV? So is Sherman Oaks Congressman Brad Sherman, who’s calling for Time Warner and DirecTV to go to binding arbitration.

Clippers sale trial: Judge rules for Donald Sterling's wife

The verdict caps a trial that verged at times on the bizarre, as husband and wife fought a very public battle for control of the NBA team.

Want to run on the field with USC players? You can for $1,500

“It’s USC football," said one former player. "It’s supposed to be honorable in that locker room. I didn’t think you could put a price on that.”