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
  • Police investigate a fatal crash in South Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl, 16, Fatally Struck While Walking Across Street in South L.A.

    A 16-year-old girl was fatally struck while walking across a street in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday morning, authorities said. L.A. resident Whitney Rivas was jaywalking on Broadway between 104th and 105th streets when she was struck by a red Jeep about 6:20 a.m., a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. The victim, who was identified late in the day by the coroner’s office, died at the scene, the spokesperson said. Rivas was struck near 107th Street Elementary […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal crash on the 605 Freeway in Santa Fe Springs on Oct. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on 605 Freeway in Santa Fe Springs

    One person was killed following a hit-and-run crash on the 605 Freeway in Santa Fe Springs Tuesday morning, prompting an hourslong closure of the southbound lanes. The initial incident was reported as a solo vehicle crash on the southbound 605 Freeway just north of the 5 Freeway transition, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident website. Investigators later determined the vehicle was a Nissan Stanza that had been rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver before crashing into the center median, said Officer Al […]

  • A woman was found dead following a shooting in Pomona on Oct. 10, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Found Dead With Gunshot Wound in Pomona; Shooter Sought

    Authorities are searching for a gunman after a woman was found fatally shot in Pomona Monday morning. A shots-fired call was reported about 2:35 a.m. near intersection of North Mountains View Avenue and East Holt Avenue, said Sgt. Brian Hagerty with the Pomona Police Department. Arriving officers found the victim, identified only as a woman, with at least one gunshot wound, Hagerty said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Hagerty said. Investigators believe there may be witnesses to […]

  • Surveillance video released by the LAPD appears to show a man with a gun prior to a fatal police shooting in South Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2016.

    LAPD Releases Video of South L.A. Suspect Holding Gun Before Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

    Surveillance video released Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department appears to show a man holding a gun before he was fatally shot by police officers in a Saturday afternoon killing that has prompted days of protest. The video, which reveals a portion of the pursuit prior to the deadly shooting, shows the man running to the front of a strip mall before pulling what appears to be a handgun from his waistband and then standing behind an SUV. The man […]

  • Guns found at the scene of two fatal police shootings are shown on posters displayed at an Oct. 3, 2016, LAPD news conference. The replica gun is at left; the loaded one at right, according to police. (Credit: KTLA)

    In South L.A. Police Shootings, 1 Man Had Replica Firearm, Other Had Loaded Handgun: Beck

    Both men fatally shot in by Los Angeles police officers over the weekend bore handguns — one of them fully loaded and the other a replica firearm with its orange tip colored black — according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. The circumstances of both killings were caught on video, he said. Beck spoke at an 11 a.m. new conference to address the two South Los Angeles shootings, which he said occurred in areas of the city among the most heavily impacted by gun […]

  • An image from Twitter shows a Mt. San Antonio College football player punching a referee on Sept. 11, 2016. (Credit: VCStar CollegeSports)

    Mt. San Antonio College Football Player Arrested After Allegedly Punching Referee in Head

    Community college football player was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony battery after he punched a game official in the head, authorities said Sunday. Police say a scuffle broke out on the field between Ventura College and Mt. San Antonio College players about 8:15 p.m. Saturday. One of the game’s officials got into the middle of the scuffle and began guiding Mt. San Antonio lineman Bernard Schirmer back to his side of the field, police said. But as the referee tried […]

  • An ITT Technical Institute building is seen in an image posted to the company's Facebook page.

    More Than 35,000 Students Left Without Degrees After ITT Tech Announces Immediate Campus Closures

    Another for-profit college has closed, leaving tens of thousands of students in the lurch. ITT Educational Services announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down its more than 100 ITT Technical Institute campuses immediately, accusing the federal government of unfairly stripping it of eligibility for student aid. It’s an abrupt move that will impact 35,000 students who are currently taking classes on campuses and online throughout the United States. Many of them are now left without a degree and saddled […]

  • Authorities investigate an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach on Sept. 4, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Fatally Shot by Long Beach Police After Allegedly Charging at Officers With a Knife

    A man was fatally shot by Long Beach Police Sunday night after allegedly telling authorities he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” and charging at officers with a knife, officials said. Officers responded to the 1600 block of Obispo Avenue after receiving the call about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, police said in a news release. A team of officers, including a mental evaluation officer, surrounded the area and tried to talk to the man, but he became “increasingly agitate,” according to […]

  • Park rangers in the Santa Monica Mountains are asking hikers and visitors to be aware of an increase in tarantulas during mating season. (Credit: KTLA)

    Park Rangers in Santa Monica Mountains Ask Hikers to Be Aware of Tarantula Mating Season

    Park rangers are asking hikers to be aware of an increase in tarantulas at Rancho Sierra Vista in the Santa Monica Mountains now that the spiders are in mating season. Fall is a popular time for male tarantulas to go in search of females to mate with, and rangers along the popular hiking trails have already noticed an increased in sightings. In fact, it didn’t take long for one of our cameras to spot a tarantula sitting next to a populated […]