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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

Sen. Boxer: Edison knew San Onofre generators were defective

Sen. Boxer is asking regulators to investigate San Onofre because she says she’s uncovered information showing the plant’s operator was aware of design flaws.

Man accused of largest Ponzi scheme in Orange County history

A Minnesota man will appear in a Santa Ana court Wednesday, accused of running the largest Ponzi scheme in Orange County history.

UPDATE: Fullerton coach and USC officer found shot in Irvine

A couple found shot to death inside a car have been identified by Irvine police as a Cal State Fullerton ass't. basketball coach and her fiancé, an ex-college basketball player.

Orange County, Navy fight Trestles historic listing

A two mile-plus stretch around Trestles beach has been known for decades as a world-class surfing spot. But is it historic? A panel will decide next week.

San Onofre 1st anniversary FAQ: Everything you need to know

San Onofre has now been closed for a year. KPCC's Ben Bergman answers all your questions about the nuclear plant, including when it might reopen.

Regulators delay decision on San Onofre nuclear plant re-start

Federal regulators have pushed back the date when they hope to decide whether to restart the San Onofre nuclear plant to late April or early May.

'There's just too much traffic': Metro hosts forum on 710 Freeway options

Metro hosted the last of three public forums, addressing whether to extend the 710 Freeway or create other transportation options in the area.

Investigation finds security lapses at Orange Juvenile Hall

An internal investigation has found repeated security lapses in a high-security unit of Juvenile Hall in Orange. OC supervisors want to know why.

Fans rejoice as Ducks return to Anaheim after lockout

Tonight for the first time in 10 months, NHL players will take to the ice in Anaheim. The Ducks face the Vancouver Canucks in their home opener.

Local Syrian-Americans bring aid to refugees

Two people from Orange County recently traveled to the Syrian border to carry supplies and money to refugees. One of them has been there seven times in a year.

OC woman who helped vet commit suicide avoids jailtime

An Orange County woman has been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to helping a World War 2 veteran commit suicide.

Trial for ex-cops in Kelly Thomas beating case set for June

A judge in Santa Ana set a June trial date for two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in connection with the beating death of Kelly Thomas.

Group says feds rushed approval of San Onofre generators

An environmental group argues San Onofre’s operator should have been required to go through a license amendment process before installing new steam generators.

Bustamante wants District Attorney removed from case

The lawyer for a former Santa Ana city councilman charged with multiple counts of sexual assault is asking a judge to remove the District Attorney from the case.

Top US nuclear official makes first visit to San Onofre

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visited the damaged and offline San Onofre nuclear plant for the first time Monday.