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
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.
An upcoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting in Dana Point to discuss the fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant has been cancelled.
Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout has been selected American League Rookie of The Year, by a unanimous vote.
Investigators are still trying to determine that cause of a house fire that displaced nine Chapman University students over the weekend in the city of Orange
The Orange County Food Bank has received word it will receive only about half as much federal money this year as it did in 2011.