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 deadly shooting in North Hollywood on Aug. 15, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shootout Outside North Hollywood Apartment Building

    Police are searching for two people involved in a shootout that left two men dead and two more in critical condition in North Hollywood Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred about 11:35 p.m. Monday as a group of six or more people were standing outside the Hesby Apartments near Morrison Street and Klump Avenue. Witnesses told authorities someone within the group opened fire, causing others to open fire, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Mike Kozak said. The witnesses said they heard […]

  • A woman told police she was abducted while standing on a street in Azusa on Aug. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Escapes Kidnappers After Being Abducted, Thrown Into Van in Azusa

    Police are asking the public for help Monday in their search for three men who briefly kidnapped a woman who was standing on a sidewalk in Azusa. The incident occurred about 2:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East 1st Street, a news release from the Azusa Police Department stated. The unidentified victim told police she was socializing with a second woman near the Veterans of Foreign Wars building when the acquaintance called to get her a ride. While […]

  • Mountain Lion Successfully Crosses 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks

    A male mountain lion successfully crossed the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks recently, according to the National Park Service. P-55 made it from the south side of the highway to the north, and also apparently crossed the 23 and 118 freeways late last month. He is now roaming the Santa Susana Mountains, the Daily News reported. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Ranger Ranger Kate Kuykendall told KTLA that this is only the fourth time that a mountain lion has crossed […]

  • Police respond to a fatal shooting at a Bank of America in Garden Grove on Aug. 6, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Shot, Killed at Bank of America ATM in Garden Grove; 2 Men Sought

    A man was found shot to death near a Bank of America ATM machine in Garden Grove late Sunday. Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 13900 block of Brookhurst Street about 10:11 p.m., according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. A man suffering from a gunshot wound was found near one of the Bank of America ATMs. The victim, who has not been identified, died at the scene. Witnesses who reported hearing the […]

  • Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in court on Aug. 1, 2017. (Credit: Pool)

    Aramazd Andressian Sr. Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge in Killing of 5-Year-Old Son

    Aramazd Andressian pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing his son, 5-year-old Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr., whose disappearance prompted a monthslong search in April that ended when the boy’s body was found in the Lake Cachuma area in Santa Barbara County in June. Andressian Sr. entered the open guilty plea to one count of first-degree murder during a preliminary hearing, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated. The open plea means a sentence was not negotiated with the DA’s office. […]

  • 405 Freeway Lane Closures Near LAX to Begin on Monday; Expected to be Closed for 3 Weeks

    If you’re making an evening run to Los Angeles International Airport in the next three weeks, it’s best to avoid parts of the 405 Freeway. Lanes on the busy freeway that many drivers use to get to and from the airport will be fully or partially closed at night for 15 weekdays. The reason: Workers will be removing wood framing from a bridge over the freeway that will be used for the light-rail Crenshaw/LAX Line. Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, […]

  • 405 Freeway to Be Closed Overnight for 3 Weeks on Westside Near LAX

    A heavily trafficked stretch of freeway – the 405 through Los Angeles’ Westside and Inglewood, near LAX – will be closed overnight for three weeks starting Monday. The work will take place weeknights, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., through Aug. 18, Caltrans announced. The closures are needed to safely remove the wood framing built to construct an 800-foot-long bridge over the 405 Freeway as part of Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. The bridge is set to be done next year, and […]

  • Then-USC Keck School of Medicine Dean Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito arrives at the Second-Annual Rebels With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20, 2014, in Hollywood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images)

    Then-USC Med Dean Led Secret Life of Drug-Fueled Parties With Younger Companions, Investigation Finds

    In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university. There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician. During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs […]

  • Rick Moore is seen in an undated photo. Amanda Jensen is seen in an undated photo from her LinkedIn page.

    Police Captain, City Clerk Found Dead With Apparent Gunshot Wounds After Seal Beach Standoff: Police

    A Los Alamitos police captain and a city clerk have been identified as the man and woman who were found dead inside a Seal Beach apartment Monday morning following an hourslong standoff. The bodies of 37-year-old Amanda Jensen and 49-year-old Rick Moore were discovered in the 100 block of Seventh Street around 2 a.m., more than seven hours after officers responded to a woman’s help call, according to the Seal Beach Police Department. The line was disconnected at some point […]