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.

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    Law enforcement scrambled on a busy long weekend travel day to ensure airplanes were secure after at least 10 threats were phoned in threatening flights. The first sign of trouble came when NORAD scrambled two F-15 fighter jets over the Atlantic to escort Air France flight 22 to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport after Maryland State Police reported getting a threat about the Paris to New York flight. Police officials radioed the crew to ask if anyone on board […]

  • A violent crash left two people dead and two others hospitalized on May 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Among 2 Dead After Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Tree in Lynwood

    Two people died, including an 18-year-old woman, and two others were injured after a car lost control and briefly went airborne before nearly crashing into a nearby business, authorities said. Around 1 a.m., a Toyota Camry was traveling on Atlantic Avenue near Carlin Avenue (map) when witnesses reported that the driver lost control, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle went into a spin and struck a tree before jumping a curb, sliding […]

  • A three-alarm blaze broke out at a homeless encampment in West Hollywood on May 20, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Man Dies After Fire Breaks Out at Homeless Encampment in West Hollywood

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  • Cellphone video captured police using a Taser during an arrest on May 14, 2015.

    Man Claims Upland Police Unjustly Used a Taser on Him During Caught-on-Video Arrest

    An investigation was underway after a 26-year-old man claimed Monday that police unjustly used a Taser on him during a recent arrest in Upland that was recorded on cellphone video. The incident occurred just before noon May 14 right outside the driveway of Johnathan Trefrey’s home. He told KTLA that officers from the Upland Police Department had arrived at his residence with an arrest warrant and tried to take him into custody. “I wanted to know what the warrant was […]

  • (Credit: A Los Angeles firefighter and police officer stand near a sheet that was erected near a burned body in South Los Angeles on Monday, May 18, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Burned Body Found in South L.A.; Homicide Investigators on Scene

    An homicide investigation was underway Monday morning after a man’s body was found on fire in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of a fire near the intersection of Fortuna and East 57th streets (map), the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The 911 caller initially believed that rubbish or a vehicle was burning. When firefighters arrived at the scene, however, they discovered a man’s body in flames on a sidewalk, according […]

  • Los Angeles police responded after a triple shooting in Hollywood left three men wounded on Sunday, May 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Sought After Hollywood Shooting Leaves 3 Men Wounded

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  • Leticia Smith, 33, of Victorville wanted for the murder of her husband Antoine Smith. (Credit: DMV)

    Wife, Two Young Children Sought After Husband Found Dead in Victorville Home

    Authorities were searching Wednesday for a 33-year-old woman accused of fleeing her Victorville home with her two children after killing her husband, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Officers from the Victorville Police Department discovered the body of  Antione Smith on Tuesday at his residence in the 13700 block of Brynwood Street, according to news release from the sheriff’s department. Officers were called to the home to conduct a welfare check on Smith after his friends and co-workers […]

  • Cecil “Paul” Knutson, 79, and Dianna Bedwell, 68, are seen in a photo provided by family members.

    ‘Nothing’s Come Up’ in Search for OC Couple Who Disappeared After Leaving Casino: Daughter

    The search continued Tuesday for an Orange County couple who vanished after leaving a San Diego County casino on Mother’s Day. “At this point, nothing’s come up,” Debbie Apple — the daughter of Dianna Bedwell, who went missing Sunday along with her husband Cecil “Paul” Knutson — said Monday. Knutson, 79, was last seen on surveillance video picking up Bedwell, 68, outside the Valley View Casino & Hotel in Valley Center (map) at about 2 p.m. The couple was expected to go their son’s […]

  • Los Angeles County firefighters pumped water out of a flooded parking garage after a 12-inch pipe ruptured in West Hollywood on Sunday, May 10, 2015.(Credit: KTLA)

    West Hollywood Residents ‘Livid’ After Repeated Water Main Breaks

    A West Hollywood resident said locals were “livid” after a 12-inch water main ruptured in a residential area of West Hollywood on Sunday morning – the fourth such break to occur in the area in past three years, the resident claimed. The burst occurred about 4 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Formosa Avenue, near Lexington Avenue, according to Supervisor Michael Pittman of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The rupture sent thousands of gallons of water into the street, creating […]