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
  • Crews on Feb. 20, 2017 continued to repair a sinkhole in Studio City where a woman fell in while driving her car days earlier. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Work to Repair Sink Hole in Studio City; Officials Reopen Part of Road Monday

    Crews continue to repair a sinkhole that a woman fell into in Studio City and officials planned to reopened part of the road on Monday. The sinkhole at Woodbridge Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard swallowed two vehicles during a torrential rainstorm Friday night. A woman was rescued after her car fell into the hole and before another vehicle that was teetering above fell in. The woman was not injured. Officials said over the weekend that shoring on the road was […]

  • Pablo Diaz is seen in cellphone video posted on Facebook on Feb. 12, 2017.

    Confrontational Video Leads to Arrest of Westminster 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Allegedly Recording Woman in Restroom

    A 7-Eleven clerk in Westminster was arrested after a woman confronted him for allegedly filming her friend while the friend was in the restroom, and the confrontation was caught on camera. The incident occurred Sunday at the convenience store along Newland Street. In the video, the victim’s confronts the suspect, identified by the 7-Eleven franchise owners as Pablo Diaz, and accuses him of filming the victim. Diaz denied any wrongdoing at first. “You set up a phone in there to […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in Santa Ana on Feb. 12, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Santa Ana Authorities Investigate 4th Homicide Within a Week

    A fatal shooting in Santa Ana Sunday became the fourth homicide investigation for authorities in less than a week. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 13, 2017.

  • Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in Valinda on Feb. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Husband Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Woman Killed in Valinda: LASD

    Authorities have arrested the 32-year-old husband of a woman who was stabbed to death in Valinda, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. Ricky Ramos was initially detained in the 15500 block Amar Road in Valinda after his wife was found stabbed in their residence, according to a sheriff’s news release. A neighbor initially called 911 to report an unresponsive woman in a home in the 16300 block of Doublegrove Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Department […]

  • A rainstorm drenched the Southland making for a difficult commute along the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 6, 2017. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Rainstorm Raises Concerns for Flooding, Mudslides

    Rain is in the forecast for much of Monday and into Tuesday, prompting concerns for flooding and mudslides according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory was issued for Los Angeles County Monday morning until 10:15 a.m. While rainfall rates aren’t expected to be too impressive, steady rain will make for “fairly good” rainfall totals, the weather service reported. More than an inch of rain had fallen in Ventura County by midmorning Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. Moderate […]

  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks about the Christmas cup controversy during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump’s Executive Order

    Starbucks says it plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business. Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz outlined the company’s plan in a memo sent to employees Sunday in response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority countries. “We are living in an unprecedented time,” Schultz wrote in the memo, which listed several actions the company says it is taking to “reinforce our belief in our partners around the […]

  • Kenia Buckner is shown in a photo posted to social media and confirmed by her family to KTLA.

    Ex-Boyfriend Being Sought in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Bellflower: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating in Bellflower after a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her to death Monday afternoon and then fled. Kenia Buckner, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 16000 block of Cornuta Avenue around 1:35 p.m. She was identified to KTLA by her family. “She’s a good girl. I don’t know who would ever think to do her like that,” said Karena Hinton, the victim’s friend. The victim’s ex-boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 27, showed up at her apartment and allegedly shot […]

  • A man was shot and killed after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer in Azusa on Jan. 15, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot, Killed After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Officer in Azusa

    A man was fatally shot by police in Azusa Sunday night after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer. Azusa police responded to the 1800 block of Ranch Road after someone reported “shots fired” and “a man with a gun” in the area about 11 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Homicide detectives said the man refused to follow the officers’ commands and then pointed a handgun at one of the officers. “Fearing for […]

  • Kandice Hill posted this photo of what she considers a "filthy" Ralphs supermarket on Jan. 4, 2017.

    Photos of ‘Filthy’ Gramercy Park Grocery Store Spark Outrage

    Photos of a “filthy” Gramercy Park Ralphs supermarket posted on social media last week have sparked outrage. On Jan. 4, Kandice Hill took photos of what she considered unsanitary conditions at the store, located at 1730 W. Manchester Ave. , and later posted them on her Facebook. The post has since been shared more than 2,000 times. “It’s filth, it’s grime… I would say it’s beyond unsanitary,” Hill said. “There’s so much stuff. You can’t tell if it’s rodent droppings or mold. […]