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
  • Winds swept through Southern California amid a red flag warning on Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Multimedios)

    Gusty Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning in Ventura, L.A. Counties

    A red flag warning remained in effect Tuesday for parts of Southern California as gusty winds contributed to ongoing “critical fire weather conditions.” Northeast winds of up to 40 mph are expected to buffet mountainous areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, according to the National Weather Service. The weather forecast also called for single-digit relative humidity, which has also prompted concerns over increased fire danger, the Weather Service said. […]

  • Ruben Martinez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Man Fatally Stabbed After Altercation on Anaheim Street; 1 Arrested

    An arrest has been made in connection with the stabbing of a man who died after he was found lying on the street in an Anaheim residential neighborhood, authorities announced Monday morning. The victim was discovered shortly after 8 p.m. in the area of a Perdido Street and Cerritos Avenue by a passerby who called 911 for help, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies arrived. They found the victim lying in the street suffering from what appeared to […]

  • Downey Police officer was wounded Thursday while working an undercover narcotics operation in San Bernardino. (Credit: KTLA)

    Downey Police Officer Fatally Shoots Gunman in San Bernardino After Being Wounded

    A Downey police officer was recovering Friday after being shot three times while participating in an undercover narcotics investigation in San Bernardino, officials said. The officer was one of several Thursday who followed a suspect to a home in 1000 block of East Rialto Avenue, said Lt. Richard Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department. Authorities surrounded the location about 4:40 p.m. and were preparing to enter the residence when they came under fire by one of three men in […]

  • A sign near a private parking lot in downtown Los Angeles is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Proposal Would Require Private Parking Lots in L.A. to Accept Credit, Debit Cards

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a plan that would require private parking lots in the city to accept credit and debit cards. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Gas prices were dropping below $3 per gallon across the county, including this rare site at a Downey station on Oct. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gas Prices Drop Below $3 Per Gallon for Most Drivers — Even Some in SoCal

    Cheap gas is back. About two-thirds of the stations nationwide are now charging $3 or less for a gallon of regular, according to the Oil Price Information Service. The national average has plunged to $3.01 a gallon, according to AAA, its lowest level in nearly four years. And twenty states actually have averages below $3. In California, the statewide average was about $3.35 for regular on Thursday, according to AAA. Southern California metro areas broke down as follows, according to AAA’s […]

  • An off-duty LAPD officer was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Huntington Beach after allegedly committing a lewd act in public, authorities said.

    LAPD Officer Arrested After Allegedly Committing a Lewd Act in Public

    An off-duty LAPD officer was arrested Thursday in Huntington Beach after allegedly committing a lewd act in public, authorities announced on Wednesday. Ryan Galliher was arrested on Oct. 23 and was assigned to home duty pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. After being notified of his arrest, Galliher’s commanding officer responded to Huntington Beach and met with him, the release stated. In addition to the criminal investigation, LAPD has […]

  • LAPD officers were investigating after five people shot in two separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each in Watts on Oct. 26, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    5 Shot, 1 Fatally, in 2 Separate Shootings in Watts Within an Hour; Gunman at Large

    One person was killed and four others were injured in two separate shootings that occurred just clocks apart within an hour of each other in Watts late Sunday, police said. Three of the victims — two women and a man — were hit by gunfire and wounded in the first shooting, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of East 115th Street and Mona Boulevard (map), according to Sgt. Stevens with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Division. The […]

  • A man was detained for possibly driving under the influence after a woman died when her car overturned in Shadow Hills on Oct. 24, 2014. (Credit: OnScene)

    Man Arrested on Suspicion of Second-Degree Murder After Woman, 38, Dies in Shadow Hills Crash

    Police were investigating if a man who was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder after a 38-year-old woman died when her vehicle overturned in Shadow Hills Friday had been following or racing her prior to the crash, Los Angles Police Department officials said. Los Angeles Fire Department officials responded around 12:20 a.m. to reports that a vehicle overturned in the 10100 block of Sunland Boulevard (map). Prior to the crash Luis Tapia, 28, and Claudia Elizabeth Perez were believed to have left a […]

  • Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings starts a rush during the game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Kings Player Slava Voynov Suspended After Arrest on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence after a neighbor reporting hearing a woman screaming and crying at his Redondo Beach home. He was suspended in definitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to a National Hockey League statement. In a statement, the Kings said the team supports the NHL’s decision to suspend Voynov. “These developments are of great concern to our organization,” the statement read. “We will continue […]