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

Judge considers if Anaheim police should hand over documents

The lawyer for the family of a 25-year-old fatally shot by Anaheim police last summer is asking police to hand over documents in the case.

Despite better record, Clippers' ticket demand trails Lakers

Clippers tickets are more popular than ever, but they’re still about half the cost of Lakers tickets, according to brokers. The teams play each other tonight.

2013 Rose Parade: Traveling bands, exhausted fans, float winners (photos)

The bands chosen for this year's Rose Parade came all over. Pasadena City College honor band travelled a few blocks. The Banda El Salvador travelled four days.

Street racing claims 3 Southland lives in one week

Three incidents of suspected racing have left three people dead and again raised the question if anything can be done to stop such a dangerous activity.

LA Lakers first NBA team to broadcast every game in Korean

This season, the LA Lakers became the first NBA team to broadcast every game in Korean. But the announcers don't actually attend the games.

2 years after sudden acceleration woes, Toyota prospers

Toyota has made a much quicker comeback than most people expected after reports that its vehicles caused "sudden acceleration issues" two years ago.

Regulators deny request for San Onofre license review

Federal regulators have denied a watchdog group’s request for a judicial-style hearing on San Onofre’s operating license. Regulators are still considering a second application.

Despite DA's protest, Lake Forest repeals sex offender law

Lake Forest repealed a controversial law banning registered sex offenders from city parks, despite opposition from the Orange County District Attorney.

Despite D.A.'s protest, Lake Forest repeals sex offender law

Lake Forest repealed a controversial law banning registered sex offenders from city parks, despite opposition from the Orange County District Attorney.

Lawyer wants Hermosillo murder charge dismissed

Sonia Hermosillo's attorney says a lack of evidence was presented at the preliminary hearing; otherwise, her client will plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Bankrupt Kodak ending Disneyland sponsorship

Kodak – one of three remaining founding sponsors of Disneyland – will stop advertising at the theme park at the end of the year.

Orange County woman dies of West Nile virus (UPDATED)

The Tustin woman, who was in her 60s, died last week due to the mosquito-borne virus. West Nile is passed through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Mother accused of throwing son to his death to be arraigned

A mother charged with murder for throwing her 7-month-old son from a roof more than two years ago is set to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Angels reportedly sign Josh Hamilton to $125 million deal

Multiple outlets are reporting the Angels have landed the biggest prize of the offseason, signing slugger Josh Hamilton to a 5-year contract.

Santa Ana group seeks volunteers to help with 'motel kids' party

Grandma's House of Hope is looking for volunteers to help with cooking, crowd control, and wrapping presents for a party it's throwing for "motel children."