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
  • 55-Year-Old Woman Visiting From Korea With Her Daughter Violently Beaten, Robbed at Placentia Hotel

    A woman visiting from Korea with her daughter was beaten and robbed outside a Placentia hotel last week, and police were searching for the assailants. Officers responded to the Best Western Hotel, located at 118 E. Orangethorpe Ave., on Friday about 9:30 p.m.  to the report of a robbery and found a 55-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter in the parking lot, Placentia police said in a news release Monday. The mother was on the ground and suffering from “obvious […]

  • LAPD Suspends Cadet Training at Stations Where Teen Cadets Allegedly Stole Patrol Vehicles

    In a widening investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, Chief Charlie Beck on Sunday announced he has suspended training for cadets at the 77th Street Division and Pacific Division, where three cadets arrested on suspicion of stealing police cruisers were based. The move is part of a “top-to-bottom” review of the citywide cadet program following revelations that besides the theft of three cruisers, the cadets may have also stolen other police equipment and posed as sworn officers. […]

  • Police Fatally Shoot Dog That Attacked Its Owner in Long Beach

    Long Beach Police officers fatally shot a dog that apparently attacked its owner, a woman, officials said Monday. The incident occurred about 11:25 p.m. Sunday when police got a call about a woman screaming in the 4100 block of Norse Way. Responding officers found the woman lying in the street with the dog a few feet away. She had multiple dog bites on her arms and legs, and her clothes had been ripped from her body, police said in a […]

  • Colton Woman Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Stabbing Granddaughter, Injuring 2 Other Relatives

    A Colton woman who was being sought after allegedly stabbing her two granddaughters, one of them fatally, as well as her daughter was arrested on Tuesday, police said. Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, was taken into custody about 4:15 a.m. by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who had spotted her parked car in the area of Ninth Street and Waterman Avenue behind a closed business, according to a Colton Police Department news release. The deputy, who had been patrolling the area […]

  • 17-Year-Old Wanted in Denver Homicide Among 2 Teens Arrested in Torrance Home Invasion: Police

    Two suspects, including a 17-year-old with an outstanding murder warrant in Colorado, were arrested Monday night after officers arrived at a violent home invasion in Torrance, according to police. Officers were called to the 3600 block of Sara Court around 10:40 p.m. by the 73-year-old victim’s neighbor, who noticed two men entering the woman’s residence and thought it was suspicious, according to Torrance Police Department Lt. Steve D’anjou. When police arrived, they heard screaming coming from the home; two people […]

  • Veterans Line up for Free Gas in Huntington Beach

    The Mobil station at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach was filling veterans’ gas tanks for free from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 8 on May 29, 2017.

  • Veterans Honor Fallen With 24-Hour Vigil at War Memorial in Boyle Heights

    Veterans and supporters were commemorating Memorial Day by participating in a 24-hour watch at Boyle Heights’ All Wars Monument until 10 a.m. Monday in honor of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 News at 5 on May 29, 2017.

  • LAPD Officials Look for Missing Studio City Teen With Diabetes

    Los Angeles Police officials are looking for a missing Studio City teen who has diabetes. Angelique Faith Davis, 13, was walking in the 3700 block of Fredonia Drive about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when she was last seen. She has Type 1 diabetes and requires medication, officials said. She apparently is also depressed. In an email, a woman describing herself as Angelique’s mother said police used a helicopter and bloodhounds to search for her daughter to no avail. Angelique is described as […]

  • Man Dies After Being Shot at Riverside Gas Station: Police

    A man was fatally shot at a Riverside gas station Sunday night, officials said. The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m. at a Shell gas station along the 3500 block of Adams Street. The shooting occurred in front of the gas pumps at the station, an employee told Riverside Police Department officers. The man was taken to a hospital in the area, where he later died. Detectives from the homicide and gang units, as well as a forensic unit, responded […]