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

8-term GOP congresswoman Bono Mack trailing Raul Ruiz

With all precinct votes counted, she's trailing Democratic challenger 51% to 48%. But many vote-by-mail, provisional, and damaged ballots still have to be reviewed.

Live blog: California and Los Angeles races, measures

Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.

San Onofre tab for Edison: $317 million and counting

The operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant says the plant’s shutdown has cost more than $300 million dollars and counting.

Kelly Thomas case: Ex-Fullerton Police officer Joe Wolfe in court Friday

Another ex-Fullerton police officer is in court Friday in connection with the beating death of Kelly Thomas.

UPDATED: 2 dead, 1 hurt in Pasadena boarding house fire

Nineteen men, some of them elderly, were living in the modest two-story house. Investigators are looking into whether any zoning laws were violated.

UCLA shows off upgraded Pauley Pavilion

UCLA’s $136 million renovation of its famed Pauley Pavilion is almost complete. The school gave students and alumni a tour a Tuesday.

Update: Live map of Hurricane Sandy, latest online news (links)

Sandy's been reclassified as a "post tropical cyclone," but it still packs a hurricane's wallop. Now, the Internet itself is being affected as major websites are knocked offline.

SoCal Edison sending help for Sandy; local flights cancelled

More than 100 flights between the Northeast and Southern California have been canceled due to the large storm. Here is some advice on how to deal with the airlines.

Ex-cybersecurity czar warns of threat to smaller businesses

President Obama declared October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. His former cybersecurity chief was in Anaheim to speak to IT security professionals.

CPUC launches San Onofre costs investigation

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to open an investigation of costs associated with the San Onofre Nuclear Plant.

Federal study to examine cancer and nuclear plant link

The National Academy of Sciences is launching a study to examine radiation levels around six nuclear power plants, including San Onofre.

Feds to study cancer risks in people living near San Onofre nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will study cancer risks in people living near nuclear power plants, including the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Bill Clinton stumps for Democrats in Irvine

He visited Irvine Tuesday to help Democrats locked in tight congressional races. A Republican spokesman played down the visit, saying the candidates are too extreme.

Edison conducting annual San Onofre safety test

If you live around the San Onofre nuclear plant, don’t be alarmed if you hear sirens going off Wednesday morning. It's Edison’s annual safety test of San Onofre.

Is it worth closing 73 toll road for 'Hangover 3' filming?

This weekend part of the 73 toll road in Orange County will be shut down not for construction, but so that Warner Brothers can film a scene for the Hangover 3.