Berger attended both public and private schools including John F. Kennedy High School and Millbrook Preparatory in Millbrook, New New York He studied at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, ultimately graduating from Eckerd College in Saint St. Petersburg, Florida in 1978 with a double major: Bachelor of Science ‚ Social Studies, and Bachelor ‚ Psychology, and receiving a Secondary Teaching certification. Berger completed post-graduate work at the University of New Haven, earning graduate credits toward an Master of Business Administration.
He has one brother, Mitchell M. Berger. Berger is a former middle school teacher and coach, and is retired from the Waterbury Police Department after 20 years of service. He is also a realtor.
Berger led the charge for redevelopment and design of Bunker Hill Park, and The Ray Snyder Senior
Field at Municipal Stadium, Kaynor Technical School. He is a supporter of Brownfields re-mediation and development to fully utilize the space of the many closed and abandoned warehouses and factories in the city.
He has also worked to increase and expand the film industry in Connecticut, increasing investments and movie production by over 200% since 2005. Berger is serving his fifth term in the Connecticut General Assembly.
He is House Chair of the Commerce Committee and serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding.
And Judiciary Committees. Berger has co-sponsored and introduced proposed legislation regarding car tax reform for large municipalities, background checks for caregivers dealing with the mentally challenged, and a deoxyribonucleic acid database of samples taken from convicted felons.
Board directors Waterbury Development Corporation, since 2008. Member of American Federation State County & Municipal Employees Connecticut Council Police, Connecticut Association Realtors, Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial Association, Police Mutual Aid Society, Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association, Exchange Club Watersbury, 100 Club Connecticut, Western Hills Golf & Social Club, Fraternal Order of Elks.
Married Noreen Berger. 1 child Connor;1 child Christopher.