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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
  • Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo is shown at an event in November 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mayor of Bell Gardens Fatally Shot in Domestic Dispute; Wife Questioned and Released

    The mayor of Bell Gardens was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in a dispute with his wife, who was briefly detained, authorities said. Authorities on the scene of the shooting told reporters that 45-year-old Mayor Daniel Crespo died after being shot multiple times in the torso by his wife, who was identified as Levette Crespo, 43. Their 19-year-old son tried to intervene in an argument between the couple in their bedroom at about 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Jauch said. As father […]

  • Albertsons was the latest company to be hit by a possible data breach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Albertsons Possibly Hacked a Second Time in Two Months; SoCal Shoppers May Be at Risk

    For the second time in less than two months, Albertsons was warning shoppers in Southern California and several other states that the card system at some of its stores may have been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of numerous customers. Company officials announced the latest breach Monday, stating that they were recently notified by its third party IT services provider about malware that had been installed on the supermarket chain’s card payment system. Several other stores operating under Albertsons […]

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    Parents Not Informed of Asbestos Removal at Huntington Beach School, Official Says

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  • Elementary school students are seen covering their noses from fumes coming from Port of L.A. fire. (Credit: Irfan Khan/ Los Angeles Times)

    Elementary School Evacuates After Port of L.A. Dock Fire Prompts Concern Over Air Quality Hazard

    As fire crews gained the upper hand on a massive four-alarm blaze that continued to burn Tuesday at a Port of Los Angeles dock in Wilmington, an elementary school was evacuated after officials warned of the potentially hazardous air quality. It took about 150 firefighters more than an hour-and-a-half to contain the bulk of the blaze, which broke out around 6:50 p.m. Monday and sent thick plumes of black smoke high up into the air. The fire was contained to a […]

  • A man was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle at Santa Monica beach on Sept. 21, 2014. (Credit: RMG News)

    Man Critically Injured After Being Hit by Unknown Vehicle at Santa Monica Beach

    A man in his 20s was in critical condition after being run over by an unknown vehicle at a beach in Santa Monica  Sunday morning, according to authorities. A woman reported hearing a man scream for help near the the 1400 block of Pacific Coast Highway (map) around 6:30 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department Sgt. Rudy Flores said.    The injured man was found near tire tracks, but it was unclear what hit him. “The person said that he was […]

  • A vehicle came to a stop on its side after a fatal crash in Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Ontario Crash: 2 Chino High School Students Killed After Unlicensed Teen Driver Loses Control

    Students at Chino High School were mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed after a 16-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle they were in and slammed into a wall and then a pole in Ontario. The rollover crash, which occurred about 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive (map), also left two males injured, said Detective Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department. The vehicle — occupied by the […]

  • Thousands were without power amid a Southern California heat wave on Sept. 15, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Power Outages Reported Amid All-Time High For Electricity Demand During SoCal Heat Wave

    Thousands of Southern California residents were without power Monday night as dangerously hot weather prompted an all-time high for electricity demand. More than 6,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power in the service area Monday night, according to spokeswoman Mary Anne Pierson. Roughly 2,000 customers in the Valley Glen area were impacted, she added. Southern California Edison had also reported some outages in a number of its service area, including Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Inglewood […]

  • Deputies responded to a report of a home-invasion in Valencia on Sept. 11, 2014. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Intruders, 1 Armed, Enter Home in ‘Quiet’ Valencia Neighborhood and Confront, ‘Detain’ Residents

    Authorities on Friday were searching for two men who confronted and “detained” two residents during a home-invasion robbery in a quiet Valencia neighborhood the previous night. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley station responded about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to call about a robbery in the 26500 block of Emerald Dove Drive, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The residents, a man and a woman, had just returned to their house from church when one of them […]

  • LAFD was scheduled to hold three events commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, including at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorialin Hollywood. (Credit: KTLA)

    9/11 Victims to Be Remembered at Events Around Southern California

    Several public ceremonies were scheduled to take place around Southern California Thursday to honor 9/11 victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Los Angeles Fire Department will hold three separate public ceremonies to honor the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives that day. The first ceremony was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 1355 North Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, according to LAFD’s website. A […]