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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Amazon could get billions in grants and tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 new jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley got permission to use campaign funds for child care. She hopes other candidates will too.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
New rules would move horse carriage boarding from 59th Street to five spots inside the park.
Monday, August 20, 2018
One video showed a man measuring out marijuana on the hood of a police van.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The New York Congressional candidate and rising star says she wants to highlight other progressive candidates across the country.