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 shooting in Hesperia on Oct. 17, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Home Invasion Suspect in Critical Condition After Hesperia Resident Opens Fire

    A resident opened fire and critically wounded an intruder who had forced his way into a home in Hesperia Monday night. Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call in the 7200 block of Kern Avenue about 9:39 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. “They were awakened by their door being forced open by the subject,” Sgt. Doug Hubbard said at the scene. Investigators are not sure why the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Andres […]

  • Rachel Nguyen, right, and Joseph Orbeso are seen in photos posted to a fundraising page.

    Bodies Found in Joshua Tree National Park Believed to Be Missing Hikers, According to Father  

    Two bodies that were found in Joshua Tree National Park are believed to be those of a couple who were last seen in the area in July, according to one of their fathers. The bodies are expected to be recovered Monday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The recovery did not occur Sunday, when the bodies were discovered by a hiker, because of loss of daylight, officials said. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, from Orange County, were last seen […]

  • A stolen vehicle pursuit ended in a crash in Westchester on Oct. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver in Custody After Crashing Stolen Vehicle in Westchester

    A driver in a stolen vehicle was taken into custody after leading authorities on a pursuit and then crashing in Westchester early Tuesday morning. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 3, 2017.

  • Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Video Pistol-Whipping 7-Eleven Clerk in Buena Park

    Police were searching for a man who committed an armed robbery at a Buena Park 7-Eleven Monday morning, where he injured a clerk who had to be hospitalized.

  • Stephen Paddock is seen in an image provided by CNN.

    Las Vegas Mass Shooter Grew Up in SoCal, Attended Schools in San Fernando Valley

    Before Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of some 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night, the man now responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in United States history grew up in Southern California and attended high school and college in the San Fernando Valley. “He was kind of quiet, but I just remembered him being a nice guy,” said former California State Assembly Member Richard Alarcon, who attended John […]

  • Police talk to possible witnesses at a Santa Ana park where a homicide investigation was underway on Sept. 25, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Person Dies After Being Beaten, Run Over By Vehicle in Santa Ana Park

    A person died after being hit with an object and run over by a vehicle at a Santa Ana park Monday night, officials said. The incident was reported about 7:10 p.m. at Centennial in the 3000 block of West Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KTLA. The victim, later identified as 22-year-old Louis Diaz, was involved in a fight. He was then run over by the vehicle as those involved were leaving the scene, Bertagna said. Diaz […]

  • The scene where two men were attacked along Burlington Avenue in Westlake is seen the following morning, on Sept. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Men in Critical Condition After Being Attacked With Sharp Object in Westlake

    Two men were violently assaulted while walking in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday night, officials said. The men were listed in critical but stable condition following the incident, which occurred on the sidewalk near the intersection of Third Street and Burlington Avenue after 11 p.m., according to Sgt. Frank Banuelos with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials do not know how many individuals attacked the men. The victims were described by officers as Latino men in their […]

  • Christopher Gonzalez is seen in two images provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    Texas ’10 Most Wanted’ Fugitive Captured in Woodland Hills

    One of Texas’ most wanted fugitives has been captured following a short pursuit in Woodland Hills early Tuesday. Police received a tip about 10 p.m. Monday from authorities in Dallas that Christopher Gonzalez, a fugitive on the state’s “10 Most Wanted” list, was in the Woodland Hills area, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Luis De la Luz said. Dallas police had apparently been following Gonzalez’s social media sites and reached out to the LAPD after noticing a livestream on the […]

  • Huntington Beach police officers investigate the scene of a robbery at a Carl's Jr. on Sept. 18, 2017. (Credit OnScene.TV)

    Police Investigate Fast-Food Restaurant Robbery in Huntington Beach

    Police in Huntington Beach are searching for two people who robbed a fast-food restaurant late Sunday, officials said Monday. The incident was reported about 10:55 p.m. at the Carl’s Jr. along the 8200 block of Warner Avenue. Two people walked into the restaurant just before closing and demanded money. The employees complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The robbers left the area and have not been apprehended. It is unclear if anyone brandished a weapon, […]