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.


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