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
  • Man Wounded in Shooting by Huntington Beach Police

    A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by Huntington Beach police officers Sunday night near Beacon Hill and Lawn Haven, authorities said. Police went to the area when they heard shots fired at about 10:30 p.m., said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. When officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman in the area, Marlatt said. “At some point during the contact, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Marlatt said. Click here to […]

  • Riverside Police Search for Mother Who Abandoned 2-Year-Old at Food 4 Less

    Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a woman seen in surveillance footage leaving her 2-year-old daughter at a Food 4 Less in Riverside over the weekend. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 4 on March 14, 2017.

  • Man Fatally Shot by Orange Police During Traffic Stop Was 33-Year-Old Father of 6

    A man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself in his van was fatally shot Sunday night in Orange following a bizarre standoff in which police and firefighters used a hose to force him from the vehicle. A woman who identified herself as his sister said he was Michael Anthony Perez, 33, a father of six whose birthday would have been Wednesday. Police later confirmed Perez, of Orange, as being shot during the incident. “He is not just another person […]

  • Jewish Community Centers, Schools Have Received 100 Bomb Threats; Trump to Address Issue During Speech to Congress

    Scary, alarming, disheartening, unprecedented. Those are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the recent widespread spate of bomb threats that have targeted Jewish Community Centers and schools in 33 states in the United States and two provinces in Canada. President Donald Trump will use his speech to Congress on Tuesday night to address the issue, an administration official told CNN. So far, none of the threats have been legitimate. But the lack of real destruction has not […]

  • Teen Found Dead in Santa Monica Was Shot: Police

    A young man who was found lying unconscious with a head injury in a Santa Monica street early Sunday was fatally shot, police confirmed. Juan Castillo was found about 5:10 a.m. the 1300 block of 16th Street, just steps away from the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center emergency room, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are investigating a possible link to a call of a shooting about 12:45 a.m. in the 2100 block […]

  • Crews Work to Repair Sinkhole in Studio City; Officials Reopen Part of Road Monday

    Crews continue to repair a sinkhole that a woman fell into in Studio City and officials planned to reopened part of the road on Monday. The sinkhole at Woodbridge Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard swallowed two vehicles during a torrential rainstorm Friday night. A woman was rescued after her car fell into the hole and before another vehicle that was teetering above fell in. The woman was not injured. Officials said over the weekend that shoring on the road was […]

  • Confrontational Video Leads to Arrest of Westminster 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Allegedly Recording Woman in Restroom

    A 7-Eleven clerk in Westminster was arrested after a woman confronted him for allegedly filming her friend while the friend was in the restroom, and the confrontation was caught on camera. The incident occurred Sunday at the convenience store along Newland Street. In the video, the victim’s confronts the suspect, identified by the 7-Eleven franchise owners as Pablo Diaz, and accuses him of filming the victim. Diaz denied any wrongdoing at first. “You set up a phone in there to […]

  • Santa Ana Authorities Investigate 4th Homicide Within a Week

    A fatal shooting in Santa Ana Sunday became the fourth homicide investigation for authorities in less than a week. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 13, 2017.

  • Husband Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After Woman Killed in Valinda: LASD

    Authorities have arrested the 32-year-old husband of a woman who was stabbed to death in Valinda, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. Ricky Ramos was initially detained in the 15500 block Amar Road in Valinda after his wife was found stabbed in their residence, according to a sheriff’s news release. A neighbor initially called 911 to report an unresponsive woman in a home in the 16300 block of Doublegrove Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Department […]