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 vehicle came to a stop on its side after a fatal crash in Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Ontario Crash: 2 Chino High School Students Killed After Unlicensed Teen Driver Loses Control

    Students at Chino High School were mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed after a 16-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle they were in and slammed into a wall and then a pole in Ontario. The rollover crash, which occurred about 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive (map), also left two males injured, said Detective Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department. The vehicle — occupied by the […]

  • Thousands were without power amid a Southern California heat wave on Sept. 15, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Power Outages Reported Amid All-Time High For Electricity Demand During SoCal Heat Wave

    Thousands of Southern California residents were without power Monday night as dangerously hot weather prompted an all-time high for electricity demand. More than 6,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power in the service area Monday night, according to spokeswoman Mary Anne Pierson. Roughly 2,000 customers in the Valley Glen area were impacted, she added. Southern California Edison had also reported some outages in a number of its service area, including Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Inglewood […]

  • Deputies responded to a report of a home-invasion in Valencia on Sept. 11, 2014. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Intruders, 1 Armed, Enter Home in ‘Quiet’ Valencia Neighborhood and Confront, ‘Detain’ Residents

    Authorities on Friday were searching for two men who confronted and “detained” two residents during a home-invasion robbery in a quiet Valencia neighborhood the previous night. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley station responded about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to call about a robbery in the 26500 block of Emerald Dove Drive, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The residents, a man and a woman, had just returned to their house from church when one of them […]

  • LAFD was scheduled to hold three events commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, including at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorialin Hollywood. (Credit: KTLA)

    9/11 Victims to Be Remembered at Events Around Southern California

    Several public ceremonies were scheduled to take place around Southern California Thursday to honor 9/11 victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Los Angeles Fire Department will hold three separate public ceremonies to honor the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives that day. The first ceremony was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 1355 North Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, according to LAFD’s website. A […]

  • The FBI said it was searching for two serial bank robbers that have struck about a dozen times in Southern California since May 2014. The Cal Bear bandit is shown on the left, while the Hills bandit is seen on the right. (Credit: FBI)

    ‘Hills Bandit,’ ‘Cal Bear Bandit’ Sought by FBI in Connection With a Dozen SoCal Bank Robberies

    The FBI was asking for the public’s help Tuesday in nabbing a pair of serial bank bandits who between them have struck about a dozen times in Orange and San Diego counties. Both bandits were believed to have robbed banks in Orange County on Monday, according to Laura Eimiller with the FBI. The so-called “Hills Bandit” has been linked to nine bank robberies, including his latest one, which occurred Monday afternoon at the U.S. Bank in Laguna Hills, Eimiller said. […]

  • The North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show

      Snakes, frogs, iguana’s and more are just some of the reptiles that will be on display at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. KTLA’s Jennifer Gould was live in Fountain Valley with a preview of the world’s largest reptile show, the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show.     The North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show September 6-7, 2014 Anaheim Convention Center www.narbc.com

  • Firefighters knocked down a blaze at the 600 block of Oakmont Avenue that caused an explosion that knocked down a garage door on Aug. 14, 2014. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Victim of Fire, Explosion at Orange House ID’d

    The man who died during a fire that caused an explosion at an Orange house was identified Friday by the coroner’s office. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion in the 600 block of Oakmont Avenue (map) around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. “It was a large, loud sound. It sounded like a truck fell on my roof,” neighbor and witness John Pritchett said. “I just ran outside to see what happened, there was smoke that filled the street.” Responding firefighters discovered a […]

  • Heavy rain led to flash flooding and triggered mudslides in San Bernardino County on Aug. 3, 2014. (Credit: Casper News)

    1 Dead, Authorities Search for Possible Missing Person Amid Flash-Flood Cleanup

    As cleanup efforts were underway Monday, emergency personnel were surveying the damage left after thunderstorms in and around San Bernardino County wreaked havoc in the region the previous day, including leaving one man dead. Authorities were also searching Monday afternoon for one person who may be trapped in a flooded area of Mount Baldy after two hikers heard a person crying out in distress. The storm hit Southern California on Sunday afternoon, bringing torrential rains to the mountain and desert areas, […]

  • A surveillance video image shows coyotes in front a Burbank man's home in late July 2014.

    Burbank Man’s Surveillance Cameras Show Packs of Coyotes Roaming Neighborhood

    While a Burbank resident described his experience with a pack of coyotes as something out of horror movie, police were on Friday warning city residents that the wily animals were increasingly coming into neighborhoods because of the state’s drought. The dry weather has prompted an increased number of sightings of the animals, which live nearby in the Verdugo Mountains, according to the Burbank Police Department. Nick Mendoza, whose home is in densely populated central Burbank, just a few blocks from […]