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
  • A Mercedes crashed into a Sun Valley motel on March 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Off Freeway Into Sun Valley Motel

    A man was detained for alleged DUI after he drove off a freeway and crashed into a Sun Valley motel, damaging four units later deemed uninhabitable, early Friday morning, officials said. A Mercedes drove off the 5 Freeway, spun out and slammed into the Willows Motor Lodge, at 8333 Glenoaks Blvd. (map), around 1:30 a.m., officials at the scene said. About one-third of the car was inside two occupied rooms, the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted. No one inside was injured, […]

  • L.A. County Sheriff's Department provided this image of Pardeep Kumar, 47,  who was arrested on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, involuntary servitude and human trafficking.

    Santa Clarita Restaurant Owner Accused of Enslaving, Assaulting Cook for 3 Years

    A Santa Clarita restaurant owner was expected to appear in court Thursday after being arrested for allegedly enslaving a cook and physically assaulting him for three years, officials said. Pardeep Kumar, a 47-year-old man from Newhall, was detained after investigators contacted the victim Tuesday at a restaurant in the 3300 block of Valencia Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a Wednesday news release. Kumar was subsequently arrested for alleged mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, involuntary servitude and […]

  • Actress Taraji P. Henson and son Marcel Henson attend the screening of 'From The Rough' at ArcLight Cinemas on April 23, 2014, in Hollywood. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    ‘Empire’ Actress Accuses Police at USC of Racially Profiling Son

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  • Clabe Hartley sits in front the Cow's End on March 23, 2015, two days after a transient bit his finger off at the Venice cafe. (Credit: KTLA)

    Transient Who Bit Venice Cafe Owner’s Fingertip Off ID’d by LAPD

    A 31-year-old transient who bit a Venice cafe owner’s finger off in front of the restaurant was identified Monday, when business owners planned to meet to discuss security in the beachside community. Jonhthan Lemmons was being held on a little over $1 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles, county inmate records showed. Lemmons was arrested on suspicion of aggravated mayhem after a Saturday morning attack in front of the Cow’s End, a longtime Venice […]

  • A man was fatally shot in South L.A. on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, 19, Fatally Shot in Front of Home After Altercation in South L.A.

    Investigators were searching for the gunman who shot a 19-year-old man multiple times, killing the teen, after an altercation in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles early Friday morning. Justin Kieshawn Alexander Logie, 19, was found dead near Florence Avenue between Main and San Pedro streets (map), around 2:15 a.m., police said. In a news release late Friday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department asked for help on the case. Logie was approached by an unknown person and shot multiple times in front of a […]

  • Long Beach police on March 18, 2015, released sketches of a woman and man believed to be involved in the kidnapping and murder of three-week-old Eliza Delacruz.

    Surveillance Video, Sketches Released in Search for Killers of Long Beach Baby Eliza Delacruz

    The mother of a 3-week-old baby that was kidnapped and killed in January may have been followed earlier that day while she rode a bus in Long Beach, police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video and sketches of two people wanted in connection with the crimes. Baby Eliza Delacruz was kidnapped from her family’s home in the 100 block of West 51st Street (map) in Long Beach after a shooting that left her parents and uncle wounded on Jan. 3. Her body was discovered the […]

  • A Mercedes-Benz split into two following a head-on crash on PCH Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Killed After Mercedes-Benz Splits in Half Following Head-on Crash on PCH: Ventura CHP

    Three people were killed after a Mercedes-Benz traveling at a high-rate of speed crashed head-on into a Honda and split in half on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura early Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The violent crash occurred shortly after midnight just south of Mugu Rock, Ventura CHP Sgt. David Hong said. Witnesses told CHP that a black Mercedes was speeding down the highway in a northerly direction when it lost control near La Jolla Canyon Road, […]

  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Arrest Warrant Issued for LAPD Officer Wanted on Suspicion of Murder: Pomona Police

    An arrest warrant was issued Monday for an LAPD officer accused of fatally shooting a 23-year-old man in Pomona three days earlier, apparently after a fight. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Henry Solis, 27, was wanted on suspicion of murder in the death of Salome Rodriguez Jr., who was shot about 3:30 a.m. Friday following a physical altercation near West Third and South Main streets (map), according to the Pomona Police Department. “Suspect Solis is a police officer and should be considered […]

  • Keshawn Brooks, 15, is seen in a family photo.

    Long Beach High School Student Stabbed to Death by Teen Who Tried to Grab His Backpack: Police

    A 15-year-old high school student was fatally stabbed outside a Long Beach middle school, allegedly after the suspect tried to grab his backpack, police said Thursday. Keshawn Brooks was walking home from Cabrillo High School Thursday before 3:25 p.m. when he was confronted and attacked by another teenager, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He was stabbed multiple times across the street from Stephens Middle School in the 2800 block of Santa Fe Avenue as school was letting out, […]