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Wendy Rose Gould

The Knot Contributor
  • Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Along with The Knot, she contributes to Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Insider, Verywell Mind and others.
  • Wendy has a degree in editorial journalism and a second degree in philosophy.

Wendy Rose Gould is a veteran freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona with over 10 years of experience. She covers home and garden, beauty, travel, relationships and mental health for outlets such as Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple Insider, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Verywell Mind and others.

Whether discussing interior design with influential leaders in the industry, on the ground at NYFW talking trends with beauty pros, or venturing to a new corner of the world, she’s always eager to report on the latest and greatest.


Wendy has been drawn to a writing career from youthhood and never deviated from that path. She served as the editor of her high school newspaper and editor of her collegiate magazine (while working toward her journalism degree from Franklin College's Pulliam School of Journalism). During college, she completed several editorial internships—including at the local newsweekly, the Indianapolis Business Journal and Kiwanis International Magazine—and also dabbled in freelancing.

Upon graduation, she landed a job at a newspaper in Indianapolis, but ultimately decided to go freelance. Her first freelancing gig was as a stringer at Glamour Magazine, where she reported on various beauty trends and even went undercover a few times to stealthily gather information (an expose on tanning bed culture was a particularly memorable assignment).

In the last decade, she’s built a thriving freelance career, contributing to household media outlets such as Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, NBC, InStyle, Insider, The Zoe Report, TripSavvy, Bustle and others. Over the years, Wendy has also built rapport with countless experts in the field, including interior designers, medical professionals, dermatologists, celebrity makeup artists and hair stylists, travel authorities, wellness gurus and more.


Wendy received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Franklin College of Indiana's Pulliam School of Journalism, graduating magna cum laude. She also obtained a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and earned membership into the International Honor Society for Philosophers (Phi Sigma Tau).