Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould covers education for WNYC.

Her stories can be heard on the local broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and nationally on NPR.

Jessica was the lead reporter for WNYC’s award-winning Affordability Project, which profiled diverse New Yorkers struggling to make it in this expensive city. 

She has also reported on business and politics, notably making front page news when a mayoral candidate fell asleep on her mid-interview!

Prior to WNYC, Jessica spent nearly a decade in Washington, D.C. where she reported for public radio station WAMU, and served as the nightlife correspondent for the Washington City Paper (with the help of orthopedic clogs and a lot of coffee).

Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an adjunct professor at NYU's Journalism Institute. You can follow her on Twitter at @byjessicagould.

Read Jessica's latest reporting on Gothamist.

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

A 'Good' School Is a Diverse School

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Members of an independent panel commissioned by Mayor de Blasio explain how to integrate the city's schools beyond "importing black and brown kids into white spaces."

Critics Claim Pay Inequity Persists in P-T and O-T Contract Deal

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Longtime therapists who work with students with disabilities say they'll keep fighting to be paid the same as colleagues such as speech therapists and social workers.

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School Bus Companies Face New Rules to Improve Service

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

GPS tracking and two-way radios: these and more coming to all New York City school buses after years of complaints about service. 


Longtime New York Public Radio President Laura Walker Will Step Down Next Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Walker will remain as CEO until March 2019 and assist the transition to a new CEO through June. The Board of Trustees will begin a search for the organization’s next leader.

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City Council To Hold Hearings on Amazon Deal

Friday, November 30, 2018

City Council members say they plan to grill top officials from the city, state and Amazon itself at a series of hearings starting next month.

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Public Advocate Race Could Cause Cascade of Elections

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

There will be at least three elections next year to replace Tish James as New York City's public advocate. And maybe more. 

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New York State to Kick in $1.5 Billion in Subsidies for Amazon HQ

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon could get billions in grants and tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 new jobs.

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The Race for Public Advocate Is On

Thursday, November 08, 2018

With Tish James set to become New York's next Attorney General, a diverse group of candidates are eyeing her office. 

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To Rock the Vote, Flip That Ballot!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On Election Day, there will be questions for New York City and New Jersey voters to answer. City voters have to turn over the last page of the ballot to find the proposals on the back.

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On Long Island, A Supreme Divide Ahead of the Midterms

Monday, October 22, 2018

Democrats hope momentum from the #MeToo movement will help swing a contested seat in Long Island. But after the Kavanaugh hearings, even women voters remain deeply divided.


Meet the Very Unusual Republican Running Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

She's a hero to progressives and a top target for national Republicans. But the New York GOP isn't putting up much of a fight in the 14th Congressional district. Here's why. 

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The Personal Is Political, Officially, in Long Island Race for Congress

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley got permission to use campaign funds for child care. She hopes other candidates will too. 

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City Proposes That All Horse Carriage Pickups Happen Inside Central Park

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New rules would move horse carriage boarding from 59th Street to five spots inside the park. 

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Mayor Blasts Anti-Police Videos

Monday, August 20, 2018

One video showed a man measuring out marijuana on the hood of a police van.

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New York City Council Members Preparing Speed Camera Plan B

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The council held a hearing on a package of bills Wednesday designed to increase street safety. Members say none of the bills are a substitute for the cameras, but they could help.

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NYPD to Stop Arresting Most Subway Fare Beaters

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Hopping the turnstile won't necessarily lead to an arrest, but critics of the new policy say it can still be applied unfairly by police.

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NYC Speed Camera Program Expires

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The legislation authorizing most of New York City's speed cameras has expired. But the cameras aren't going completely dark. 

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Nadler Calls for Jailing Trump Officials if They Don’t Reunite Migrant Families

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Sunday that top administration officials who fail to comply with court orders should face consequences. 


Mayor de Blasio Announces Affordable Housing Milestone

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The city financed more than 30,000 below-market units over the past year. The mayor says that's a record. 


Ocasio-Cortez to Campaign in Kansas

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The New York Congressional candidate and rising star says she wants to highlight other progressive candidates across the country.