Jennifer Gould
  • Follow me on:

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
  • featured image only

    Deadly ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse Fire Prompts Safety Concerns for Similar Buildings in L.A.

    A former resident of a warehouse in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles expressed concern for fire dangers in light of the deadly warehouse blaze in Oakland over the weekend. Jennifer Gould and Elizabeth Espinoza report for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 6, 2016.

  • Lee Baca is seen exiting federal court where he pleaded not guilty to obstruction charges on Aug. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Jury Selection to Begin in Corruption Trial for Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca

    Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 5, 2016.

  • "Fight for 15" protesters sit in the street in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Fight for 15’ Protesters Taken Into Custody After Blocking Downtown L.A. Intersection

    Several “Fight for 15” protesters were taken into custody Tuesday morning after members of the group sat and blocked an intersection in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of activists began marching outside a McDonald’s in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday before a smaller group sat down and blocked the East 7th Street and Alameda Street intersection just before 7 a.m. Video from the scene showed officers wearing crowd control gear taking some of the protesters into custody after they refused to leave the […]

  • Los Angeles Police officials investigate a triple shooting in Wilmington on Nov. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 People Injured in Shooting at Wilmington Party: LAPD

    Two men and two women were injured a shooting at a Wilmington party early Monday, officials said. The incident was reported about 12:40 a.m. in the 1000 block of North McDonald Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Two women and a man were taken to a hospital by ambulance and another man later arrived at the hospital. One woman victim was undergoing surgery after the shooting and the two men and the other female were in stable condition, Sgt. James Doull told KTLA. He added […]

  • It was a busy travel day at LAX on Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAX Busy With Travelers Returning Home From Extended Holiday Weekend

    Millions of people traveled through Los Angeles International Airport over the long Thanksgiving weekend, and Sunday evening was still busy at LAX with people trying to get back home. John Fenoglio and Jennifer Gould report for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 27 and 28, 2016.

  • Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)

    Doctor Called 911 for Kanye West During Breakdown

    Kanye West’s personal doctor is reported to have made the 911 call Monday that resulted in the rapper’s hospitalization. Dr. Michael Farzam told police that his patient “Jim Jones” was suffering from temporary psychosis as a result of sleep deprivation and dehydration, TMZ on Tuesday quoted law enforcement sources as saying. Farzam said his 39-year-old patient had tried to assault a staffer at his trainer’s gym, the website reported from a police report it had obtained. Although “Jones” wasn’t violent, […]

  • Snow falls near Wrightwood on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: Inland News)

    Pacific Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    A Pacific storm system brought snow to our local mountains overnight and continued to drop rain on Southern California Monday morning, prompting a flash flood warning and creating dangerous driving conditions on local freeways. Rainfall totals were mostly between a half-inch to an inch of rain across the coasts and valleys, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy downpours prompted the Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the Sage, Calgrove and Sand Burn area about 1:30 a.m., the Santa […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a special bulletin in their search for a man involved in string of home invasions and sexual assaults in Maywood.

    Sketch Released in Search for Man Involved in String of Sexual Assaults in Maywood

    Authorities have released a sketch in hopes of identifying a man involved in a string of recent home invasions and sexual assaults in Maywood. The intruder is believed to have struck five times between Oct. 5 and Nov 12, always between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., according to Special Bulletin from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The latest incident occurred Saturday in the 3500 block of East 58th Street. The man forced his way into the […]

  • Christopher Bathum is seen in a booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Nov. 10, 2016.

    Former Rehab Center Owner Accused of Sexually Assaulting Clients Due in Court

    Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 14, 2016.