By Eileen Tanne

Trish Bergin was recently named weekend co-anchor of Inside Edition. On weekdays, Trish will serve as substitute anchor for Deborah Norville (A Long Islander) when Norville is away or on assignment.

Bergin is a familiar face to television viewers in the New York area, having most recently 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 interviews. Bergin, along with ABC News' John Miller, was the first broadcaster on the scene of the TWA flight 800 crash.

When asked about her moving from local to national television, she said, "Moving from local Long Island news to a nationally syndicated news show, preparing to celebrate its 15th season, is exciting and takes my career to the next level. Its a personal breakthrough that I can compare to an employee who has always aspired to be part of management. In this transition, as I have always done on television, I will continue to imagine myself talking to a select group of close friends. It's too intimidating to think about the number of people who are at home watching the series."

This past June, Trish (31) married environmental lawyer Randall Weichbrodt. They are expecting their first child in November. LIWomen.com asked Trish about balancing family and business life. "People who work in television are at work either BEFORE or AFTER business hours. So when one might customarily enjoy family time, watching the morning or evening news, we are at work. Even major holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, have been spent away from home and with colleagues in the newsroom. I am grateful though, that my family has been so understanding and supportive for the past 13 years. I remember that my family came to the television station one Thanksgiving. On my dinner break, we went to a restaurant across the street. It becomes trying at times, but we try to view it as an adventure rather than a hindrance. In my off hours, I dedicate my time solely to my family, and I don't spend much time socializing with acquaintances. My new husband and family come first."

Trish spent two years as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City and was a reporter for WLIG-TV 55. Her television career began at Long Island News Tonight, where she served as the local issue reporter and assistant director. She is a communication arts graduate of the New York Institute of Technology.

Editors Note: All of us at www.liwomen.com wish Trish continued success. Inside Edition airs weekdays on WPIX-TV channel 11 at 1 p.m. Trish serves regularly as weekend co-anchor on Saturday nights at 1:30 a.m.


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