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
The developer of a mixed-use building in West Hollywood that planned to restrict tenants living in affordable housing units from accessing a pool says it will reconsider.
The Angels scored their highest TV rating of the season Monday night against the Dodgers, and their second-best rating ever on Fox Sports
DirecTV CEO Mike White said L.A. subscribers could pay $312 a year for sports, if every team demanded terms as rich as the Dodgers and Lakers.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
The broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water 30 feet into the air and sent 8 to 10 million gallons cascading from Sunset.
Frustrated you can’t watch the Dodgers on TV? So is Sherman Oaks Congressman Brad Sherman, who’s calling for Time Warner and DirecTV to go to binding arbitration.
The verdict caps a trial that verged at times on the bizarre, as husband and wife fought a very public battle for control of the NBA team.
“It’s USC football," said one former player. "It’s supposed to be honorable in that locker room. I didn’t think you could put a price on that.”
Uber claims to have been responsible for a dramatic decline in DUI arrests, but police are skeptical the drop is the result of ridesharing.
The Rent Control Board says without the increase it faces a $36,000 deficit next fiscal year, which would balloon to $150,000, then close to half a million dollars.
A Time Warner executive doubts the company will make deals with pay-TV providers to carry the Dodgers channel this season, meaning most of L.A. won't be able to see games.
The lucrative business model of ridesharing companies could begin to change if the California Public Utilities Commission approves a set of new regulations Thursday.
Housing is unaffordable for almost half of L.A.-area households, the highest percentage of any major city in the country, according to a new report.
Bulger's rent was criminally low for a Santa Monica two-bedroom on a leafy street two blocks from the ocean, just $1,145 a month. Now the same place is going for $2,972 a month.
Organizers are expecting up to 500 Uber drivers – supported by Teamsters Local 986 – to hold a demonstration Tuesday morning at the Uber offices in Santa Monica.