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
  • Authorities investigate a deadly double shooting in East Los Angeles on March 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Double Shooting Leaves 1 Woman Dead, Another Hospitalized in East L.A.

    Authorities are searching for the gunman or gunmen who shot two women, killing one of them, in East Los Angeles Monday night. Deputies were sent to the 4000 block of East 6th Street after receiving an anonymous call reporting a gunshot victim at about 11:09 p.m., Sgt. Mejia with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Arriving authorities found two victims, both females, suffering from gunshot wounds, Mejia said. The women were in their late teens to early 20s, Lt. […]

  • A hit-and-run victim's car is scene following a crash in Arlington Heights on March 5, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Dragging Victim for Several Blocks in Arlington Heights

    Police on Monday morning are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and then dragged a man for several blocks in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. The incident occurred near the intersection of 4th Avenue and West Washington Boulevard as the victim was entering his vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tirelli said. He was struck by a gray Nissan Versa and dragged about a quarter of a mile until the driver turned down 2nd Avenue, which […]

  • Crews work to clean up debris that flowed from a hillside in Newport Beach following a water main break on Feb. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break in Newport Beach Prompts Debris Flow, Temporary Road Closure

    A water main break on a hillside in Newport Beach Tuesday morning caused a messy debris flow and temporary road closures in the area. The incident was reported about 4:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Bayside Drive, according to the Newport Beach Police Department. Dirt and debris covered about 50 feet of Bayside Drive, just east of Jamboree Road. Bayside was originally expected to be closed between Jamboree and El Paseo Drive until about noon, police said. It was […]

  • A Montecito city sign along the 101 Freeway is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

    Authorities Monitor Winter Storm Expected to Bring Rain to Recent Burn Areas in Montecito

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  • Authorities investigate a fatal stabbing and robbery in Lakewood on Feb. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Stabbed, Woman Injured During Robbery in Lakewood; 3 Attackers Sought

    Authorities are searching for three people who attacked and fatally stabbed a man in Lakewood during a robbery that also left a woman injured early Tuesday morning. The victims were walking eastbound on Del Amo Boulevard near the Violeta Avenue intersection about 1:18 a.m. when a dark colored car drove up and three people got out, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The trio, which consisted of a man and two women, assaulted the victims […]

  • Two vehicles involved in a pursuit crash in Palmdale were heavily damaged on Feb. 18, 2018. (Credit: Don Luis Meza)

    1 Killed, 5 Injured When Young Carjacking Suspect Crashes in Palmdale After Pursuit

    A woman was killed and another five other people were injured after a girl stole a white SUV and crashed into another vehicle in Palmdale Sunday evening, officials said. The girl, who authorities described only as a female juvenile, allegedly took the vehicle by force from the 37100 block of 47th Street East around 2:20 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Although deputies originally said the fatal crash occurred near the intersection of West […]

  • A homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim is seen in January 2018. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    O.C. Riverbed Evictions Could Resume Friday Unless Injunction Is Granted

    A hearing Tuesday could determine whether Orange County can resume evictions of homeless people living in tents along the Santa Ana river.

  • A man suspected of sexually assaulting a victim near UCLA is seen in an image provided by the school's Police Department.

    Victim Provides Photo of Suspected Attacker in Sexual Battery Investigation Near UCLA

    UCLA police are investigating three unrelated attacks that have all occurred near campus recently, including one sexual battery case in which the victim managed to capture an image of her alleged attacker. That incident occurred Feb. 5 as the victim was walking southbound in the 600 block of Gayley Avenue next to the school’s campus, according to a UCLA Police Department crime alert. A man approached the victim, who is affiliated with UCLA, and sexually battered her, the Police Department […]

  • A magnitude-7.9 earthquake detected in the Gulf of Alaska has triggered tsunami warnings in Alaska and tsunami watches across several Western states. (Credit: USGS)

    Tsunami Warnings Canceled After Magnitude-7.9 Earthquake Off Alaska

    Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts Tuesday after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska stoked fears of damaging waves. The tsunami alerts were canceled “because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat,” said the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. Small tsunami waves of less than 1 foot were reported in Alaska, the center said. The minor tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-7.9 earthquake that struck shortly after midnight. […]