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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
  • Police investigate a fatal shooting that occurred in Torrance on June 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies After Being Found With Gunshot Wounds in Torrance Home Depot Parking Lot

    Police are searching for the shooter or shooters that fatally shot a man who was found outside a Home Depot in Torrance late Tuesday night. Authorities responded to the home improvement store’s parking lot in the 24400 block of Crenshaw Boulevard regarding a shots fired call about 11:38 p.m., the Torrance Police Department stated in a news release. Arriving officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and began life-saving measures, including CPR and a defibrillator, according to the […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in Long Beach on June 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times in Long Beach; Gunman Sought

    A gunman is being sought in the fatal shooting of a man in Long Beach early Tuesday morning. The shooting was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of Daisy Avenue, according to Long Beach Police Department Lt. Lopez. Officers arrived to find a Hispanic man down with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, Lopez said. The unidentified victim, described as being 30 to 35 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe he was living […]

  • Crews work to cleanup a sinkhole in Downey on June 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crash, Broken Water Main Blamed for Sinkhole in Front of Downey Home

    Crews are working to fix a sinkhole that opened up following a crash in front of a Downey home Saturday night. The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m.  when an SUV struck a power pole and sheared a fire hydrant on Rives Avenue near Brunache Street. Authorities later said the driver had swerved to avoid another vehicle and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Video from the scene showed part of the […]

  • File photo of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patch. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead in City of Industry Waterway: Sheriff’s Dept.

    An investigation was underway Monday after a woman was found dead in a waterway in the City of Industry area, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a “possible person down” call near the eastbound 60 Freeway and Fullerton Road, which is actually in the city of Industry, according to a news release. A white woman’s body was located in the waterway under the freeway off-ramp at about 1:35 p.m., the statement read. The unidentified woman was […]

  • Pomona police released surveillance photos on June 4, 2018, of a woman and man sought in connection with an attempted homicide at a gas station.

    Police Release Images of Man, Woman Sought in Connection With Shooting at Pomona Gas Station

    Police are hoping the public can provide information on the identities of two people involved in a shooting at a Pomona gas station that left a college wrestling standout critically injured last week. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which is being investigated as an attempted robbery, carjacking and homicide, Pomona police said in a Monday news release. Daylon Walker, 22, had stopped at the ARCO station at 805 Rio Rancho Road around 12:30 a.m. last […]

  • Authorities investigate a shooting in South El Monte on June 4, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Man in Grave Condition After Being Shot in Head at South El Monte Gas Station

    A man is in grave condition after being gunned down at a South El Monte gas station Monday morning. Authorities received a call reporting shots fired at the Shell station in the 1100 block of Peck Road at about 1:45 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Derrick Alfred. Arriving deputies found a man at the scene with a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to a local hospital and was listed in grave condition, Alfred said. […]

  • Sarah Gomez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Ontario Police Department on May 29, 2018.

    Mother Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Running Over Her 7-Month-Old Daughter: Ontario Police

    A mother was taken into police custody early Tuesday after she allegedly struck her boyfriend and their 7-month-old daughter with a car, injuring the father and killing the child. Sarah Gomez, 19,  was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the Ontario Police Department tweeted. The incident happened on the driveway of a residence in the 500 block of West D Street around midnight, Sgt. Jeff Higbee said. Investigators believed the infant’s mother and 21-year-old father had been drinking […]

  • Man Found Dead, Woman Injured at Thousand Oaks Apartment Complex: Sheriff’s Department

    Officers found a man dead and a woman injured at a Thousand Oaks apartment complex early Monday, according to authorities. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 1:16 a.m. about “a disturbance” at the zero block of Maegan Place, Capt. Garo Kuredjian said. Deputies discovered the body of a 26-year-old man who lived at the complex, Kuredjian said. A 27-year-old woman who was not a resident there was found with substantial injuries and taken to a hospital, […]

  • Police investigate after a stolen vehicle suspect opened fire on pursuing officers in Highland Park. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman in Stolen Vehicle Opens Fire on Police, Causing Crash in Highland Park

    A gunman in the back of a stolen vehicle opened fire on pursuing officers, prompting a police cruiser to crash in Highland Park early Monday morning. The incident began about 12:10 a.m. when the officers came encountered a stolen white Honda Civic with two male occupants in the area of Figueroa Street and Echo Street, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. As they were following the Civic, someone inside opened fire on the police vehicle and a car-to-car […]