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
Despite threats to boycott the city's famous Christmas boat parade, The Newport Beach city council has approved a new dock fee.
Kevin W. Vann became the fourth Bishop of Orange in an elaborate ceremony Monday at a cavernous UC Irvine basketball arena transformed into a grand cathedral.
Amidst an uptick in hate crimes against African-Americans in Orange County, members of the community are invited to take part in a “listening session."
Three Inland Empire men accused of plotting violent Jihad and wanting to join Al-Qaeda pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Riverside courtroom.
Retailers are asking for White House help to end the strike while one economist questions the frequently quoted estimate of economic damage.
A judge continued a hearing until January for two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in the beating death of Kelly Thomas. Their attorneys want the charges dismissed.
At The Orange County Register, the new owners are trying something unique in the industry: They’re expanding the newsroom, and putting the emphasis on print, not digital.
Southland-to-Las Vegas train service could be coming soon. In true Sin City fashion, this will be an adult’s only “party train.”
At a hearing Monday a federal judge said 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali poses a significant flight risk and a threat to the community.
After 86 years, LA will no longer have a tennis tournament. It's being sold to investors in Bogota, Colombia, continuing a trend of domestic tournaments going abroad.
The promised demonstration hasn't caused any major delays to travelers leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the day's not over. About 12 people have been arrested.
The men are accused of plotting to bomb government facilities and public places overseas. They include a man who served in the U.S. Air Force.
One in three Orange County residents lacks access to essential health care. That was among the findings in a new report about the quality of life in Orange County.
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.
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.