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
  • Candles, flowers and stuffed animals were left on a corner in Redondo Beach Dec. 18, 2014, a day after a fatal crash at the site. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victims Remembered at Site of Deadly Crash Outside Redondo Beach Church

    Flowers and candles were placed Thursday night at the intersection in Redondo Beach where an alleged DUI driver plowed into families who had just attended a school Christmas program, killing three women and leaving nine others injured, including five children. Margo Bronstein of Redondo Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, police said Thursday. The 56-year-old was jailed after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The deadly collision occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday when […]

  • All eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway through Anaheim Hills were closed on Dec. 17, 2014, after a mudslide. (Credit: KTLA)

    91 Freeway Reopens in Anaheim Hills Area Following Rain Triggered Rockslide

    The 91 Freeway reopened Wednesday afternoon after a rock and mudslide triggered by heavy rainfall prompted a partial closure through the Anaheim Hills area ahead of the morning rush-hour commute, snarling traffic in the area. All eastbound lanes were shut down for hours on the freeway near Green River Drive after the flood of mud and rocks came off the hillside just before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. A SigAlert was issued around 2:30 a.m., and all […]

  • The area of Andreo Avenue and 220th Street was flooded Dec. 16, 2014, amid a rainstorm. (Credit: TheStoryOfAKat/Twitter)

    Flash-Flood Warning Issued for Parts of L.A. County as Storm Pelts Region

    Two storms hit Southern California Tuesday, bringing more rain to the already drenched region and prompting a flash-flood warning in south-central Los Angeles County and reports of major flooding in Torrance. Just days after a powerful storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mudslides, flooding and even a tornado to the area, the National Weather Service had forecast another pair of storms to soak the southland for an extended period. The weaker storm system moved into Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]

  • Daniel Perez appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Montebello Father in Amber Alert Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, Kidnapping

    A Montebello father who was arrested after a freeway chase and standoff with deputies last week pleaded not guilty Monday to the kidnapping of his four sons and murder in the death his wife. Daniel Perez, 43, appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday afternoon to face one count of murder and four counts of kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. After entering his plea, Perez was ordered held on $1.4 million bail. He was charged with killing his […]

  • Daniel Perez was taken into custody following a dramatic standoff on a freeway in Santee on Dec. 11, 2014. (Credit: KSWB)

    Body Found in Trunk of Montebello Family’s Car Determined to Be Mother; Father in Custody

    A body found in the trunk of a car was determined to be that of the mother of four Montebello boys who were recovered safely following an Amber Alert, freeway chase and standoff that ended with the children’s father in custody Thursday morning. CHP officers arrested Daniel Perez on suspicion of kidnapping after he was tackled by deputies on the side of a Santee freeway at about 10 a.m. He was also called a “person of interest” in the death of […]

  • A freeway sign is mangled in the aftermath of a huge fire in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8, 2014. Flames spread for a whole city block, nearly a million square feet, officials said. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal ATF Agents to Join LAFD Investigation Into Huge Downtown L.A. Fire

    As firefighters continued to battle hot spots Tuesday, a multiagency investigation was underway into the cause of a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles that ripped through an unfinished apartment complex and damaged at least three surrounding high-rise buildings. Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were expected to arrive Wednesday to begin working with L.A. city fire arson investigators to determine what caused the blaze, which started early Monday at a huge apartment building under construction near the four-level interchange of […]

  • A protester yells at police on Alvarado Street. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

    YouTube Video Showing LAPD Officer Swinging Baton at Protesters Prompts Investigation

    Los Angeles Police internal affairs investigators are looking into an officer’s use of a baton during a protest last week in South Los Angeles, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said a personnel complaint investigation was initiated after a protester showed Smith video of the incident, which occurred Dec. 1 near 65th Street and Broadway. A video uploaded to YouTube shows three officers taking a man on the ground into custody. As some demonstrators approach, other officers holding […]

  • A fire burned at a downtown L.A. apartment building on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    7-Story Apartment Complex Gutted; Lanes Reopened on 110 After ‘Remarkable Firefight’

    A series of major fires raged for hours in downtown Los Angeles and the nearby Westlake area early Monday, destroying a huge apartment complex that was under construction, bringing more than 250 firefighters to the scene, and shutting down the 101 and 110 freeways. Glass cascaded down around firefighters as they battled the blaze and withstood intense heat radiating off surrounding buildings, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The dramatic fire was visible for miles and sent a scorched smell […]

  • A woman fills sandbags at a home in Glendora on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Residents of Silverado Canyon Brace for Possible Mudslides After Day of Heavy Rains

    Heavy rains raised concerns Tuesday over possible mudslides in the Silverado Canyon area, where about 1,000 acres of brush burned in September. Nerissa Knight reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.