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Jennifer Gould
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Jennifer is an award-winning reporter who has appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News since February 2009. Her career spans almost two decades, with experience ranging from breaking news and features to the wide world of sports, health and entertainment.

Prior to KTLA, Jennifer was a sports anchor and reporter at KTTV-TV. She covered the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL; she also produced and anchored the fitness franchise “Better Bodies.” Jennifer also filed reports for her interactive, extreme-sports segment, which she created and produced called “Jenn-X.” Her enterprising skills earned Jennifer a Golden Mike award for best sports reporting in 2003. She was also recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club.

While sports anchoring and reporting for KTTV-TV, Jennifer also anchored the weekend newscasts for its sister station KCOP-TV.

She is bilingual and when her career started, Jennifer held two full-time jobs, one at ABC affiliate KSWT-TV and the other at the Telemundo cable network, where she produced and anchored the news in Spanish. She then moved to KOLD-TV, the CBS affiliate in Tucson, Ariz., as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.

From Arizona, Jennifer went to the CBS owned-and-operated WFOR-TV in Miami. There she covered stories ranging from the 2000 presidential election ballot battle and the Elian Gonzalez international custody battle between the United States and Cuba to fashion designer Gianni Versace’s murder and the ValuJet crash. She also co-hosted the 1997 Marlin’s World Series victory parade and filed feature reports during the Doral-Ryder Open golf tournament.

She was a morning anchor and general assignment reporter from 1996 until 1999. She was then promoted to weekday anchor of the noon and 5:30 p.m. newscasts. She simultaneously hosted “The Scene,” an entertainment show; was the weekday morning newsreader for WMXJ-FM; and produced, wrote and anchored “Wednesday’s Child,” a show profiling children available for adoption.

Jennifer, who is adopted herself, won the “National Leader of the Future Award” from the Simon Wiesenthal Center for helping to place 22 children in loving homes. She was featured on the cover of “Dimensions Magazine” for her accomplishment. Jennifer has also written a semi-autobiographical book about adoption, “The Missing Piece,” awaiting publication.

Jennifer continues her dedication in finding homes for children. In 2004, she was appointed the honorary chair of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Foster Family Program.

Jennifer won the Arizona Associated Press Award for best newscast in 1993. She has also been recognized by the state of Florida, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former President Bill Clinton for her philanthropic work on behalf of adoption. She has been featured in “Option Extreme Sports Magazine,” “Miami Herald,” “Sun Sentinel,” “Channel Magazine” and “Miami Metro Magazine.” She has also appeared in several commercials and movies, such as “The Doors,” “Hero” and “Forever Young.”

Jennifer is a fitness buff and a third generation native of Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Southern California where she double majored and received degrees in both broadcast journalism and political science.

Recent Articles
  • Authorities investigate a fatal crash on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Killed in SUV That Was Stopped, Struck By Other Vehicles on 110 Freeway in South L.A.

    Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles late Sunday night. The crash was reported about 11:26 p.m. on the northbound side of the freeway near Slauson Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Kravig said. The incident began when two people in a Scion SUV came to a stop in lanes, likely because the vehicle was disabled, Officer Jessie Karasinski said. Another vehicle came along and crashed into the Scion. “We don’t whether […]

  • Authorities approach a pickup truck during a standoff in South Gate on Nov. 27, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Suspected of Assaulting Girlfriend Killed During Hourslong Standoff With Police in South Gate

    A man suspected of assaulting his girlfriend over the weekend was shot and killed during an hourslong standoff with police in South Gate Monday night. The events began Sunday, when the man allegedly struck his live-in girlfriend with a handgun, resulting in her being hospitalized, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the boyfriend, described only as a 40-year-old Hispanic man, and located him Monday night inside of his parked […]

  • A man is seen holding his infant daughter hostage in Covina on Nov. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Holding Baby Daughter Hostage During Standoff in Covina Is Fatally Shot by Police; Family Questions Use of Force

    An investigation is underway Monday following the deadly conclusion to an hourslong standoff between a man who was allegedly holding his young daughter hostage and Covina police. The nearly 7-hour-long ordeal began about 3 p.m. Sunday when the man, identified by family members as 22-year-old Daniel Navarro, was sitting in a car with his girlfriend and 7-month-old daughter in the 700 block of North Glendora Avenue. The couple apparently got into some sort of argument, prompting a response from the […]

  • A woman's death at a Bellflower home was being investigated on Nov. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    23-Year-Old Woman’s Death in Bellflower Investigated as ‘Suspicious’; Husband Interviewed: Sheriff’s Department

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a young woman who died in her Bellflower home Monday evening as “suspicious,” sheriff’s officials said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home in the 9500 block of Cedar Street around 6 p.m. by the woman’s husband, who reported that his wife was not breathing, according to Lt. John Corina. Paramedics responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The husband told investigators that he and his wife […]

  • A man who was struck by a hit-and-run driver is taken in an Ambulance in Long Beach on Nov. 20, 2107. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Alleged Knife-Wielding Man Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Long Beach

    A man suspected of threatening people at a Metro Station in Long Beach was hospitalized after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while attempting to flee from police early Monday morning. The incident occurred about 12:15 a.m. at the Willow Blue Line Station located at 2750 West American Avenue. Police received several calls that a man at the station was threatening people with a knife, Long Beach Police Department Lt. Omar Martinez said. When authorities arrived, the man started […]

  • Erick Luna is seen in a picture provided by his father.

    Teen Killed in Bellflower Drive-By Shooting Identified; Second Victim in Stable Condition

    The juvenile killed in a drive-by shooting in Bellflower Monday night was identified as 16-year-old Erik Ivan Luna by a Los Angeles County coroner’s official early Tuesday. The shooting took place about 8:35 p.m. in the 8600 block of Rose Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Luna and a 23-year-old man were standing in front of a house when a dark-colored sedan pulled up and one of the two people inside opened fire, Lt. […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in South Los Angeles on Nov. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times in L.A.’s Harvard Heights Neighborhood

    Police are searching for whoever killed a man found with multiple gunshot wounds in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Central Los Angeles early Monday morning. The shooting was reported about 12:18 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Manhattan Place, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. John Radtke said. Responding officers found the victim, identified only as a black man in his 30s, suffering from at least five gunshot wounds to his torso, Radtke said. The victim was pronounced dead at […]

  • Authorities were investigating after police say a store clerk shot and killed a would-be robber on Nov. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Clerk Fatally Shoots Suspect During Attempted Robbery at Whittier Liquor Store: Police

    An employee fatally shot one of two would-be robbers trying to rob a liquor store in Whittier Monday night, according to police. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at Bottle House Liquor in the 6000 block of Norwalk Boulevard, Whittier Police Department Sgt. Lawson said. Two individuals were trying to rob the store when the employee, noticing at least one of them was armed with a handgun, produced his own handgun and a shooting occurred, the Whittier Police Department […]

  • Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies were injured in a crash in the City of Industry on Nov. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in Crash That Injured 2 L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies in City of Industry

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were hospitalized after a suspected DUI driver crashed into their vehicle in the City of Industry early Monday morning. The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. on Colima Road near the intersection of Albatross Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ruben Macias said. Two deputies were inside a Sheriff’s Department cruiser when they were T-boned in the intersection by a white Cadillac, Macias said. Both deputies were taken to a local hospital in […]