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
  • From left to right; Jonathan Tieu, Hossein Nayeri and Bac Duong; are seen in separate court appearances on Feb. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    O.C. Jail Escapees Make 1st Appearance in Court Since Capture

    Three men accused of escaping from an Orange County jail, and evading law enforcement for more than a week, made their first appearance in court on Monday. Bac Duong, 43; Hossein Nayeri, 37, of Newport Beach; and Jonathan Tieu, 20, of Fountain Valley; all face a felony count of escape from pending felony charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The three men appeared in different court rooms Monday morning, and their arraignments were each postponed to March […]

  • Photos of the Santa Ana jail escapees were shown at a Jan. 28, 2016, news conference. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Escaped Inmates Kidnapped Taxi Driver, Whose Fate Prompted Fight Between 2

    Three Orange County inmates who escaped from jail in Santa Ana kidnapped a taxi driver at gunpoint, forcing him to stay with them for a week and eventually travel with them to San Jose, authorities said Monday. Two of the inmates — 43-year-old Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri, 37 — got into a physical fight over whether the taxi driver should be killed and his body buried, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Jeff Hallock said at a news conference. While Nayeri […]

  • A quaint Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore after the storm. (Credit: CNN)

    Blizzard Cleanup Keeps Parts of Northeast Shut Down

    Dave Schneider shook his head as he surveyed the scene around him. Inside a stadium parking lot, there were mountains of snow piled high as far as the eye could see. “It’s a horror show,” the dump truck driver said. “It’s just, there’s no way to keep up with it right now.” Days after a blizzard clobbered the East Coast, officials across the region were still dealing with a difficult problem: where to put all the snow. In Washington, truckloads […]

  • Brian Anthony Gonzales is seen in a photo released by LAPD on Jan. 18, 2016.

    Ex-Boyfriend Sought After 22-Year-Old Woman, 24-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in Winnetka

    Homicide detectives on Monday have identified a suspect in a double shooting that left the alleged killer’s 22-year-old ex-girlfriend and a 24-year-old man dead in Winnetka, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Brian Anthony Gonzales, 24, was wanted in connection with the fatal shootings, which occurred about 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the 7600 block of Oso Avenue, LAPD said in a news release. Gonzales is the ex-boyfriend of the female victim, according to the release. Based on the preliminary […]

  • Dozens of protestors, many holding rainbow flags in a show of support to the LGBT community, lined up in front of Redondo Union High School on Jan. 11, 2016. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church also protested near the campus that morning. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pro-LGBT Protestors Vastly Outnumber Westboro Baptist Church Members Outside Redondo Beach School

    Protestors holding pro-LGBT signs and rainbow flags greatly outnumbered Westboro Baptist Church members gathering for unclear reasons outside Redondo Beach Union High School on Monday. Jennifer Gould reports from Redondo Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

  • By Jan. 11, 2016, the Powerball had increased beyond the maximum $999 million allowed by this sign at a Hawthorne store. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $1.4 Billion Ahead of Wednesday Drawing

    The mega Powerball jacket continued to climb Monday, hitting another record high of $1.4 billion as lottery fever continues to sweep across the country. In a tweet sent around 8 a.m., Texas Lottery officials announced that the grand prize had ballooned yet again. The cash value of the billion-dollar prize currently stands at an estimated $867.9 million, according to the Texas Lottery. The jackpot initially swelled to $1.3 billion after no tickets matched all six numbers in Saturday’s night historic […]

  • A Caltrans worker tries to clear mud from below the Solimar Fire burn area on Jan. 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    After El Niño Warnings and Preparation, Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Some Flooding

    One of a series of expected storms continued to make its way across Southern California on Tuesday, causing flooding and mudflows in some areas. A flash-flood warning was issued for midday Tuesday for the Solimar Fire burn area in Ventura County and for the Colby, Williams and Cabin fire areas in Los Angeles County. A flash-flood watch was in effect for all burn areas through late Wednesday. The National Weather Service also warned about possible flooding of urban streams across the region. […]

  • Showers soaked Southern California overnight on Jan. 4, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs News)

    Rain Soaks Southern California as First in Series of Storms Hits; Stronger System Expected Tuesday

    Southern California experienced light showers overnight as the first in a series of El Niño-related storms that was expected to dump several inches of rain this week hit the area. While rainfall totals weren’t immediately available, early estimates indicated that the initial storm –lasting from Sunday night through Monday — would drop up to 0.75 inches of rain in the Southland, according to the National Weather Service. “Today is definitely more of a preview of what’s to come,” weather service meteorologist Emily […]

  • Elise Perry holds her daughter Lucia at a news conference on Dec. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Very Happy Ending’: Girl, 2, Found Safe After Being Taken by Father From The Grove

    Five days after a 2-year-old girl disappeared during a supervised visit with her father at The Grove on Christmas Eve, he was in custody and she was reunited with her mother, who on Tuesday thanked the public and police for their help finding her. Lucia Perry disappeared along with 31-year-old Jack Perry from the Fairfax-area mall about 5 p.m. Dec. 24, police said Monday. The court-appointed individual supervising the visit “lost sight” of the pair, and immediately notified LAPD patrol officers at the mall. […]