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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
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    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

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  • 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

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  • Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in 2012.

    2 People Arrested in Connection to CSUN Student’s Death: LAPD

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  • A South Gate Police Department officer was injured after a crash on Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    South Gate Police Officer in Serious Condition, 1 Other Hospitalized After Crash

    A police officer and pickup-truck driver were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in South Gate early Monday morning, officials said. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. near Truba Avenue and Kansas Avenue (map), according to people who lived in the area. A South Gate Police Department patrol vehicle and gray-pickup truck were involved in the crash, video of the scene showed. The crash occurred when the truck driver drove through a stop sign while heading westbound on Kansas Avenue and struck the side […]

  • A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV on the 5 Freeway in Valencia, CHP officials said Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: OnScene)

    Unidentified Man Struck by SUV While Running on 5 Freeway in Valencia

    Authorities worked Monday to identify a man who was struck by an SUV while running in and out of lanes on the 5 Freeway in Valencia, California Highway Patrol officials said. Reports of a man running on the northbound side of the freeway near Rye Canyon Road were made around 11:50 p.m. Sunday, CHP Officer Pennington said. A man driving a Nissan Rogue SUV then struck the pedestrian, pulled into the truck-scales area about 50 yards away and reported the incident to […]

  • 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 […]