Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds is the Senior Director of Video & TV for Consumer Reports, overseeing the creation of content for both its online digital products and national TV affiliates.
Until December 2013, Bounds was a video producer and anchor serving in multi-faceted leadership role at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network (@WSJLive).
As deputy head of WSJ Live, she worked as managing editor to help oversee WSJ's video content including its YouTube channel. WSJ Live includes a global team of 40+ producers, anchors and technical staff that work with The Wall Street Journal's news staff to produce live and packaged video for multiple platforms including Hulu, Apple TV and YouTube.
Bounds was also anchor of The Wall Street Journal's daily noon news & lifestyle show "Lunch Break." From 2012 to 2013, she hosted WSJ's "Off Duty" lifestyle show.
Bounds has written extensively & produced a wide-range of video content about home improvement and housing for The Wall Street Journal. These assignments often found her wielding a chainsaw, weed-whacker or maul while reporting. Bounds coverage, including her first-person column“About the House,” can be found at the Web site Pure Shelter. She served as WSJ’s small business editor and columnist from 2004 to 2008 and as a WSJ reporter has chronicled the rise and fall of companies in many industries including consumer products, fashion, travel, retail, marketing and media.
Over the past decade, Bounds served as a regular on-air contributor to ABC News, including its "Good Morning America," for general consumer economic issues. She also appeared weekly on CNBC to discuss entrepreneurship and has been a guest on The Weather Channel, CNN, MSNBC, DIY Network and Fox News.
She is a speaker and moderator of panels on environmental issues, entrepreneurship and the arts, presenting at venues such as Lincoln Center, the Audubon Society, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, and investment banking firm David N. Deutsch & Co.'s executive roundtable.
Bounds' second non-fiction book, "Little Chapel on the River," was published June 28, 2005 in hardcover by HarperCollins' William Morrow imprint and in paperback by Harper in August, 2006. The book chronicles her experiences at an old Irish pub in New York's historic Hudson River Valley after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She contributed to the 2009 edition of "Now Write! Nonfiction."
In 2010, Bounds was awarded the Next Generation Leadership Award from the North Carolina Halls of Fame, which recognizes individuals representing leadership in their fields. Her first-person essay "Amid the Ashes, Baby Carriages, Shoes, Family Photos," which she co-authored with Kathryn Kranhold, won the 2002 Front Page Award for September 11th commentary from the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
Bounds is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she currently is a member of the Board of Advisors for the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She served on the university's Board of Visitors from 2005 to 2009.
Bounds lives in the Hudson River Valley and is an executive officer of the board of trustees for the Putnam History Museum. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary.