Ben Bergman Orange County Reporter
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Ben Bergman is KPCC's Orange County Reporter, based in our Santa Ana bureau.
Ben contributes coverage of Orange County to all KPCC platforms, including KPCC's website, programs, and newscasts.
Prior to KPCC, 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, and travelling to new places.
Stories by Ben Bergman
It’s been more than six months since protests rocked Anaheim after two deadly police shootings. Have officers been able to restore trust with the community?
The approach used by authorities left many residences unsearched, including the one where Dorner may have been hiding for several days.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.
Critics say officers subject to the LAPD discipline process may have difficulty making their case with police personnel sitting in judgment.
Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.
Sen. Boxer is asking regulators to investigate San Onofre because she says she’s uncovered information showing the plant’s operator was aware of design flaws.
A Minnesota man will appear in a Santa Ana court Wednesday, accused of running the largest Ponzi scheme in Orange County history.
A couple found shot to death inside a car have been identified by Irvine police as a Cal State Fullerton ass't. basketball coach and her fiancé, an ex-college basketball player.
A two mile-plus stretch around Trestles beach has been known for decades as a world-class surfing spot. But is it historic? A panel will decide next week.
San Onofre has now been closed for a year. KPCC's Ben Bergman answers all your questions about the nuclear plant, including when it might reopen.
Federal regulators have pushed back the date when they hope to decide whether to restart the San Onofre nuclear plant to late April or early May.
Metro hosted the last of three public forums, addressing whether to extend the 710 Freeway or create other transportation options in the area.
An internal investigation has found repeated security lapses in a high-security unit of Juvenile Hall in Orange. OC supervisors want to know why.
Tonight for the first time in 10 months, NHL players will take to the ice in Anaheim. The Ducks face the Vancouver Canucks in their home opener.
Two people from Orange County recently traveled to the Syrian border to carry supplies and money to refugees. One of them has been there seven times in a year.