Ben Bergman Business Reporter
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
The record-setting bounty for Christopher Dorner is shrinking, with at least one donor refusing to pay - and others reconsidering their pledge.
Operator Southern California Edison says it might seek a rewrite of the plant's operating rules that, if approved, would allow the Unit 2 reactor to run at reduced power.
Family members and supporters quietly protested an Anaheim officer cleared in the shooting of Manuel Diaz, which sparked last summer's riots.
An eight-month investigation concludes Anaheim officer "reasonably" believed Manuel Diaz had a gun and was targeting him. No gun was found.
Federal regulators have once again pushed back their timeline for deciding if they’ll allow the San Onofre nuclear plant to reopen.
An increasing number of Iraqis are arriving in Orange County, some 1,600 a year. But the challenges of living in American can be significant. Part of a series on the Iraq war.
The number of voters declared inactive is more than the total number for every other county in the state combined.
At first, Ellison was seen as a huge boon to pro tennis, but now some tournament owners complain that the billionaire has been spending too much.
Monday morning's earthquake was felt by many, including some of the world’s top tennis players, who are competing at tournament near Palm Springs.
Federal regulators have released documents that Sen. Barbara Boxer says show that the operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant tried to shortchange safety.
The Coastal Commission postponed a decision on Newport Beach's fire rings until the agency that oversees air quality decides if bonfires should be exempt.
Newport Beach has been trying to remove the popular fire rings that line its beaches for years. But the California Coastal Commission is expected to deny the city’s request. Read the report.
The automatic “sequestration” spending cuts aren’t scheduled to go into effect until tomorrow, but already Southland defense contractors are scaling back.
Air traffic controllers are warning the budget gridlock in Washington could mean gridlock at LAX and other airports, with major flight delays on the way.
To save hundreds of millions of dollars, the FAA is preparing to furlough staff and close air traffic control towers. What could that mean for your next flight?