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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
  • 20-Year-Old Driver Killed, Passenger in Custody After Long Beach Police Open Fire on Stolen Vehicle During Pursuit in Bellflower

    A 20-year-old driver involved in a stolen vehicle pursuit was killed Tuesday morning after Long Beach police officers opened fire on the car when it turned and approached them in Bellflower. The chase began about 5:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Paramount and East Artesia boulevards after police received a LoJack hit for a stolen vehicle out of the Los Angeles area, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said. Sky5 was over the pursuit about 6:10 a.m. as the vehicle […]

  • Metro Now Charging Riders to Park at NoHo, Universal City Red Line Stations

    Metro on Monday began charging riders $3 per day to park at the North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line Stations. Customers will need to have a valid TAP card and enter their license plate number at one of the new automated parking machines, which have been installed at both stations. The fee covers parking for 24 hours. Riders who want to leave their vehicle for longer can pay in advance for up to three days. Those who fail to pay will […]

  • Man Struck, Killed While Walking on 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights

    A man was struck and killed while walking on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights Monday morning. The pedestrian was in the westbound lanes when he was hit by a vehicle near South Azusa Avenue just after 2 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi said. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, died at the scene, Polizzi said. It was unclear why the man was walking on the freeway. The driver who struck the man did remain at the scene, […]

  • Police Respond to Possible Burglary at Long Beach Pawn Shop, Find Hole Cut Into Roof

    Police responding to a possible burglary call at a pawn shop in Long Beach discovered a hole cut into the shop’s roof Tuesday morning. An alarm activation call came in about 6:45 a.m. for a closed business in the 3300 block of South Street, Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona said. Video from the scene showed several officers on the roof of A&V Pawn Shop & Guitars where an opening could be seen. A hole was apparently cut into the […]

  • Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck, Dragged Under Car in Long Beach

    A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning after being struck and dragged for a block by an 82-year-old driver in Long Beach. An officer was stopped for a red light at the intersection of East Seventh Street and Park Avenue and heard what was described as a “thud” at about 1:10 a.m., Long Beach Police Department Lt. Melvin McGuire said. The officer then noticed some shoes on the ground in the street, McGuire said. “He looked behind him and saw the […]

  • ‘We’re Not Going to Stop Until We Find Him’: Manhunt for Suspect in Facebook Killing Goes National

    A man who allegedly killed an elderly father after he had enjoyed an Easter meal with his children — then posted a video of the killing on Facebook — is the subject of a nationwide manhunt, Cleveland police said Monday. Steve Stephens, 37, stands charged with Sunday’s aggravated murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, and police Chief Calvin Williams said law enforcement nationwide are on high alert. “This is what we would consider a national search for Steve,” Williams told reporters. […]

  • 2 Men Critical After Being Shot Outside Denny’s Restaurant in Santa Ana

    Two men were in critical condition Monday morning after being shot outside a Denny’s restaurant in Santa Ana the night before. The shooting occurred about 11:20 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant located in the 2500 block of South Bristol Street, said Santa Ana Police Department Cmdr. Sorenson. The two victims were standing outside the Denny’s when a gunman or gunmen opened fire, Sorenson said, adding that witnesses recalled hearing as many as eight gunshots. Authorities found one victim in front […]

  • Man Wounded in Shooting by Huntington Beach Police

    A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by Huntington Beach police officers Sunday night near Beacon Hill and Lawn Haven, authorities said. Police went to the area when they heard shots fired at about 10:30 p.m., said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. When officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman in the area, Marlatt said. “At some point during the contact, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Marlatt said. Click here to […]

  • Riverside Police Search for Mother Who Abandoned 2-Year-Old at Food 4 Less

    Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a woman seen in surveillance footage leaving her 2-year-old daughter at a Food 4 Less in Riverside over the weekend. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 4 on March 14, 2017.