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
Car sales as a whole are up 5% this year but it’s the inverse for electric car sales, which are off 4.8%, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.com.
A UC Berkeley study found that 567,000 workers – 37 percent of L.A.'s salaried and hourly non-government workers – would get a raise if the minimum wage is increased to $13.25.
The study from the Economic Roundtable found the number of construction workers in the underground economy has increased 400-percent since 1972.
In his letter, Mayor Garcetti stopped short of opposing the merger, but he wrote that the FCC needs to put in place significant safeguards before it approves the deal.
Bank of America reached the largest government settlement in American history Thursday, but for California, the deal might not be as good as it seems.
When it comes to affordable housing, Orange County isn't as bad as Los Angeles county, but it's still pretty bad.
The megabrewer is billing the launch of Montejo as its first import from Mexico. It also says this is the first time a major new beer has made its debut at a sports venue.
A new study shows that the average renter in Los Angeles devotes 47 percent of his or her paycheck to rent.
O'Bannon argued college players should be allowed to profit off their own likeness, but the judge's decision has left people scratching their heads.
Mention Siberia, and perhaps this conjures up images of gulags, or endless stretches of snow, but believe it or not, there's other things there.
Could ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft become more convenient? They hope so, as they're going after the commuter crowd with new carpooling features.
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.