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 Dodgers' ownership group turned around the team quicker than anyone expected, but MLB isn’t the WNBA, which hasn’t just been losing money, but also teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers re-opened season ticket sales on an “extremely limited basis," this time with prices as much 140 percent higher.
Promising “unforgettable reported storytelling," the new magazine will be inserted into the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Sacramento Bee.
Team officials on Friday confirmed the recent purchase of a 60-acre site near the Forum indoor arena in Inglewood amid speculation of a possible return of the Rams to L.A.
Whether you're a Broncos or Seahawks fan, or only care about watching Bruno Mars' at halftime, here are the best places to catch The Super Bowl in Southern California.
The Seattle and Broncos will be facing off in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. Here in Southern California, there will also be a contest of two rival sports bars.
Casino buses are part of a booming business in California, but as these buses have soared in popularity, a KPCC investigation found regulation has become more lax.
Tour buses can now be found in almost every casino parking lot in California. A recent string of accidents has raised questions about safety.
The USDA said it found “egregious insanitary conditions” at the Livingston plant, with inspectors seeing cockroaches on five separate visits in recent months.
Most visitors, by far, came from elsewhere in the U.S. (36 million) but of the 6.2 million who visited from abroad, most came from China.
The 2013 Rose Bowl and Rose Parade generated more than $300 million in economic activity. They are especially beneficial because most attendees are from out of town.
A third of the 712,000 people who receive unemployment benefits in California are long-term unemployed whose federal extensions are scheduled to run out Saturday.
The company that operates a tour bus that crashed Monday morning on its way back from a casino, injuring 13, had raised safety concerns at the CHP. Drivers for the company were pulled over for inspections 17 times over the past two years.
“It wasn’t designed to be a small brand,” said Umami founder and CEO Adam Fleischman. “It was designed to be global brand from the outset."
Fisher-Price promises the seat will “stimulate and engage baby…while protecting your iPad from sticky fingers.” Critics say they can't imagine a worse idea. What's your take?