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

Alleged bank robber in Orange County begged to be arrested

A man who robbed a bank Tuesday in Orange County said he wanted to be arrested because he was homeless and needed shelter and medicine.

Orange County housing supply at "unheard of" low

If you want to buy a Southland home, we have bad news: It’s getting harder, with supply at multi-year lows. Nowhere is the problem worse than in Orange County.

NRC abruptly cancels meeting to discuss future of San Onofre

An upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting in Dana Point to discuss the fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant has been cancelled.

Angels' Mike Trout wins AL Rookie of the Year unanimously

Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout has been selected American League Rookie of The Year, by a unanimous vote.

Chapman students displaced after house fire

Investigators are still trying to determine that cause of a house fire that displaced nine Chapman University students over the weekend in the city of Orange

OC Food Bank sees 50% drop in federal funding

The Orange County Food Bank has received word it will receive only about half as much federal money this year as it did in 2011.

New numbers give Ruiz slightly bigger lead over Bono Mack

New numbers show Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz slightly widening his lead over eight term Republican Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.

UPDATE: Feds deny group's petition over San Onofre nuclear plant

The group claims the new generators were different than the ones approved in the nuclear plant's original permit and it must be amended. The NRC denied the request.

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.