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
  • Kenia Buckner is shown in a photo posted to social media and confirmed by her family to KTLA.

    Ex-Boyfriend Being Sought in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Bellflower: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating in Bellflower after a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her to death Monday afternoon and then fled. Kenia Buckner, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 16000 block of Cornuta Avenue around 1:35 p.m. She was identified to KTLA by her family. “She’s a good girl. I don’t know who would ever think to do her like that,” said Karena Hinton, the victim’s friend. The victim’s ex-boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 27, showed up at her apartment and allegedly shot […]

  • A man was shot and killed after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer in Azusa on Jan. 15, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot, Killed After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Officer in Azusa

    A man was fatally shot by police in Azusa Sunday night after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer. Azusa police responded to the 1800 block of Ranch Road after someone reported “shots fired” and “a man with a gun” in the area about 11 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Homicide detectives said the man refused to follow the officers’ commands and then pointed a handgun at one of the officers. “Fearing for […]

  • Kandice Hill posted this photo of what she considers a "filthy" Ralphs supermarket on Jan. 4, 2017.

    Photos of ‘Filthy’ Gramercy Park Grocery Store Spark Outrage

    Photos of a “filthy” Gramercy Park Ralphs supermarket posted on social media last week have sparked outrage. On Jan. 4, Kandice Hill took photos of what she considered unsanitary conditions at the store, located at 1730 W. Manchester Ave. , and later posted them on her Facebook. The post has since been shared more than 2,000 times. “It’s filth, it’s grime… I would say it’s beyond unsanitary,” Hill said. “There’s so much stuff. You can’t tell if it’s rodent droppings or mold. […]

  • A rescue helicopter searches the Dominguez Channel in Gardena after a man was reported missing in the water amid heavy rain on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Crews Unable to Locate Man Reported to Have Washed Away in Dominguez Channel in Gardena During Storm

    Rescue crews were searching the Dominguez Channel in the Gardena area for a missing man Monday morning after a woman reported her boyfriend had washed away after entering the channel, officials said. The man has been identified by his girlfriend as Alming Dakers, 37. Both live in the channel, as do many homeless people, according to Gardena Police Lt. Vince Osorio. Officials responded to the area after receiving a call about a woman screaming in distress around 5:10 a.m. in the […]

  • Santa Monica police released this photo of a woman suspected of attacking a 7-Eleven clerk with a "sharp object" on Jan. 3, 2017.

    Woman Allegedly Attacks Santa Monica Store Clerk With ‘Sharp Object’ During Robbery Attempt: Police

    Santa Monica police are looking for a woman who allegedly attacked a Santa Monica 7-Eleven store clerk during a robbery attempt early Tuesday. The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. at 1600 Santa Monica Boulevard. The victim was found with non-life threatening injuries and taken to a hospital. A preliminary investigation revealed the woman entered the store and attempted to steal cough syrup, police said. The clerk confronted the suspect and asked her to leave. The woman left, but returned […]

  • Westminster police released this photo of Christopher Ireland on Jan. 2, 2016.

    Man Arrested in Connection With Deaths of 2 Women Found in Newport Beach After Westminster House Fire

    A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two women who were found in Newport Beach after a house fire in Westminster, police said Monday. About 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Westminster Police Department officers were called to assist the Orange County Fire Authority with a blaze in the 5000 block of Northwestern Way. Arson investigators and detectives also responded to the scene because the fire appeared to be suspicious. Once the fire was out, the homeowner, Yolanda Holtrey, […]

  • The new law will explicitly prohibit people from using a mobile phone while driving unless the device is in a hands-free mode. In addition to texting and calling, it aims to prohibit other cellphone uses while driving, such as taking photos or streaming video. (Credit:Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    New 2017 California Traffic-Related Laws to Go Into Effect on Jan 1.

    With the new year less than a week away, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a reminder to state motorists about a slew of new transportation-related laws that are set to go into effect. The laws govern everything from the use of electronic wireless devices in cars, to child safety seats and motorcycle lane splitting, according to a DMV news release. Most of them are poised to take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Electronic Wireless Device Usage Motorists will […]

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    Storm Grounds Hundreds of Flights Across Midwest; Arctic Blast on the Way

    A winter storm moving through the Great Lakes region dumped snow in the Midwest and led to the cancellation of more than 1,400 flights Sunday in Chicago. In nearby Detroit, a plane slid off a runway into the grass and snow. Parts of the nation felt the effects of the cold weather on Sunday, as another arctic blast is expected to hit just about half the country this week. “Not only are we seeing a one-two punch of arctic air, […]

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    Deadly ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse Fire Prompts Safety Concerns for Similar Buildings in L.A.

    A former resident of a warehouse in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles expressed concern for fire dangers in light of the deadly warehouse blaze in Oakland over the weekend. Jennifer Gould and Elizabeth Espinoza report for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 6, 2016.