Jessica Gould is a reporter living and working in New York City.

She covers politics and public finance for New York City’s public radio station, WNYC.

Jessica joined WNYC during election season 2013, where she pitched in with coverage of Governor Chris Christie, Cory Booker’s race for a U.S. Senate seat and the election of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

These days, her stories on the intersection of money and public policy can be heard on the local broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered and nationally on NPR.

Before moving to New York, Jessica spent nearly a decade as a reporter in Washington, D.C., where she worked at public radio station WAMU, The Washington City Paper and The Current. She has covered education, the environment, health, the arts -- and even did a short stint as a nightlife correspondent (with the help of orthopedic clogs and a lot of coffee).

She is a graduate of Harvard University and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Jessica doesn’t have a motto. But if she did, it would be “Big hair, big heart, can’t lose.”

You can follow her on Twitter at @byjessicagould.