Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould covers politics and public finance for WNYC. 

Jessica joined WNYC during election season 2013, pitching in with coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election, Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate race and the New York City mayor’s race. Prior to WNYC, Jessica was a reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., where she covered local news and produced features for the station and its weekly news magazine Metro Connection. While in Washington, Jessica also wrote a column on arts and nightlife for the Washington City Paper, and reported on community news for The Current. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @ByJessicaGould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

New York Public Radio Reshuffles Executive Leadership Amid Harassment Allegations

Friday, January 26, 2018

After allegations of harassment at the station and the firing of two longtime hosts, the station is reorganizing.

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Christie, Property Taxes and a Tale of Two Mendhams

Friday, January 19, 2018

Christie’s hometown has super high property taxes. Maybe it’s because residents have to pay for two of everything.

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New Local Laws Give Low-Wage Workers a Boost

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Paid Family Leave goes into effect in New York, and workers in New York and New Jersey will see the minimum wage increase. 


Bronx Apartment Fire Began On First Floor And Spread Quickly

Friday, December 29, 2017

More than 150 firefighters worked to put out the blaze in the Bronx Borough of New York City. It took hours to contain because of windy conditions. At least 12 people were killed.


Reporters Talk About the Firing of NYPR Hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

Friday, December 22, 2017

Longtime NYPR hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz have been fired for violating “standards for providing an inclusive, appropriate and respectful work environment.”

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New York Public Radio Fires Hosts Lopate and Schwartz

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A WNYC News investigation finds complaints to management about the two longtime hosts go back years.

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New York Public Radio Board Fields Concerns About Harassment

Friday, December 15, 2017

Listeners got a chance to voice their concerns to the station's Board of Trustees on Thursday evening.

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Lopate, Schwartz Suspended From WNYC

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Longtime hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz were placed on immediate leave pending an investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct.

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C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

Monday, November 20, 2017

A new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, offers free classes to women who don't speak English but want to improve their language skills. And it comes with a perquisite: childcare.


Right of Way: The Battle Over the BQX

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fans say the new streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens will create jobs and connect under-served communities. Critics call it the "Gentrification Express."

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'Sanctuary Families' to Help Parents Facing Deportation

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a social service nonprofit is offering classes for strangers willing to care for the children of undocumented neighbors. 

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Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Junior Allende is placing Latin American flags in Sunset Park to unite residents against displacement.

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City Hall Attacks Tax Plan

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The de Blasio administration says the House GOP tax bill would be costly for many New Yorkers and the city itself.


The Pier 55 Project Is Back Again

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Governor Cuomo announces new deal on controversial Hudson River park.

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De Blasio Sets New Affordable Housing Target

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Mayor is upping the ante on his housing plan, aiming to build or preserve 300,000 affordable apartments by 2026.


Affordable Housing Crisis Ideas That Are So Crazy They Just Might Work

Friday, October 20, 2017

A few ideas that are so out there, they just might work.

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The Dirty Little Secret of NYC Real Estate Developers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Why are New York City real estate developers donating to political campaigns upstate?

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How Do You Build Affordable Housing?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A non-profit developer weighs in on the affordable housing crisis.

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Advocates Warn Against 'For-Profitization' of Affordable Housing

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nonprofits have only gotten about a third of the development deals under the mayor's housing plan. 


The Affordable Housing Developers' View of NYC's Housing Conundrum

Monday, October 16, 2017

Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, talks about the affordable housing industry from the developers' perspective.