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Trish Bergin, a native Long Islander, grew up in Ronkonkoma. She is a graduate of Connetquot High School, and currently resides in Oakdale with her husband Randy and their three sons.

Trish reached national recognition as a journalist when she joined Inside Edition in 2002, a nationally syndicated magazine program. Her exceptional reporting and anchoring skills, garnered her two local Emmy Award nominations, to Inside Edition Weekend, where she serves as co-anchor. In 1999, she received her first nomination for going undercover to expose raves and teenage drug use in the highly-regarded report, "High School Highs." In 2001, Bergin was again nominated for uncovering uranium-tainted land in Hicksville, NY. In addition to New York stories, Bergin reported overseas on the Kosovo conflict, visiting refugee camps in Albania. She also traveled to Mexico City to investigate the plight of Mexican day laborers migrating to the U.S., and how it affected their lives back home.
Bergin is a familiar face to television viewers in the New York area, having co-anchored News 12, Long Island's morning newscast. Previously, she anchored the station's weekend newscasts, extensively reporting on issues affecting Long Island, filing live crime and consumer reports and conducting numerous on-set human interest interviews. Bergin, along with ABC News' John Miller, was the first broadcaster on the scene of the TWA flight 800 crash.

In between her two tenures at News 12 Long Island, Bergin spent two years at WCBS-TV, the CBS- owned station in New York City. There, Bergin served as a general assignment reporter and was a substitute anchor for the morning newscast.

So where did Trish get her start? She was hired as a reporter by WLIG-TV in Long Island, NY in 1994, Bergin was promoted to principal weeknight anchor after only four weeks on the job. Prior to her work at WLIG, Bergin hosted a half-hour monthly magazine show for Cablevision's Long Island One, where she presented and produced documentaries that examined social problems on Long Island. Additionally, Bergin served as a field producer and reporter for Long Island One's award-winning athletic show.

Bergin is a communication arts graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, where she studied Journalism and participated extensively in the college's nightly newscast "LI News Tonight." She earned her BA and went on to receive a full scholarship to the school's Masters program.

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