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
  • An anonymous telephone tip led police to the body of a 48-year-old woman inside the closet of an apartment in Panorama City. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Killing Roommate, Storing Body in Panorama City Apartment’s Closet

    A man suspected of killing his roommate and storing her body in their Panorama City apartment’s closet was arrested Monday after a phone tip led police to the victim. Mario Villalobos, 58, allegedly confessed to the killing when he showed the body to a woman who was visiting Saturday night. The visitor, who goes by the name Bubbles, said Villalobos told her he was going to evict his roommate when the two got into a confrontation. “She kicked his dog … she pepper sprayed him and […]

  • Ashley Montes and Timothy Jacob Reed are seen in photos provided by LAPD on May 3, 2015.

    Missing Juveniles Last Seen Near Venice Middle School Found Safe

    Two days after two missing middle school students were last seen, family members and police said Monday that the pair had been found safe. Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Jacob Reed, 14, both students at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, were last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. On Monday evening around 9 p.m., police received a radio call that both missing juveniles had returned to Ashley Montes’ home. Detectives were questioning both juveniles, […]

  • No homes appeared to be threatened by a brush fire in Whittier on April 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hot Weather, Drought Conditions Increase Fire Danger in SoCal

    Hot weather matched with dry vegetation brought on by a four-year drought have increased the chances of fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Jennifer Gould reports from Granada Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

  • Motorists stranded on the 710 Freeway looked on as a tanker truck carrying gasoline burned in Bell on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (Credit: Ludwing Perez)

    710 Freeway Fully Reopens After Tanker Truck Crash That Ignited Inferno

    The southbound side of the 710 Freeway in Bell reopened Monday evening, more than 24 hours after a tanker truck crash ignited an inferno that sent dramatic flames and plumes of thick black smoke high into the air above southeast Los Angeles County. The single-vehicle collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the southbound side of the interstate, near Florence Avenue (map), when the driver of the truck heard “a loud pop” shortly after entering the freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Galvan said. “He started […]

  • The yearlong California Incline closure began on April 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Yearlong California Incline Closure, Construction Project Is Underway in Santa Monica

    Motorists were expected to face heavier traffic in Santa Monica as a yearlong reconstruction project for the California Incline Bridge got underway on Sunday evening, hours earlier than scheduled. The project aimed to demolish a bridge connecting Ocean and California avenues to the Pacific Coast Highway (map) and construct a new one that met seismic standards, the project website stated. The new bridge would also include a wider sidewalk and bicycle lane. The north and south ends of the bridge were expected […]

  • Oliver Jones, 37, is seen in a photograph provided by his family. He was last seen at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

    Disappearance of Colorado Father Last Seen in IE ‘Hard on All of Us,’ Brother Says

    The brother of a father of five who went missing nearly two weeks ago after shopping at a Rancho Cucamonga Wal-Mart said Friday his family is struggling with the situation but was happy with law enforcement efforts. Surveillance video captured images of 37-year-old Oliver Pareece Jones purchasing items at a Wal-Mart nearly two weeks ago. While the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department works the case, Oliver’s brother Jared Jones said the family has struggled with the agonizing search. “It really is hard on […]

  • A man allegedly claiming someone was trying to kill him was caught on surveillance camera trying to break into a North Hollywood home using a porch bench as a battering ram.

    Man Tries to Break Into North Hollywood Home Using Porch Bench As Battering Ram

    A man who was shouting that someone was trying to kill him was captured on a surveillance camera early Wednesday trying to break into a North Hollywood home using a porch bench as a battering ram. Jose Nunez was sleeping when he was woken up around 12:45 a.m. to the sounds of a “crazy guy screaming” outside his house. The aggressive man was charging at the front door and ramming it with his shoulder, all the while yelling, “They’re coming […]

  • A fire department vehicle is seen outside an Alaska Airlines plane after an emergency landing on Monday, April 13, 2015. (Credit: FootyFIEND/Twitter)

    L.A.-Bound Flight Forced to Land After Ramp Agent Gets Trapped in Cargo Hold

    An Alaska Airlines flight en route from Seattle to Los Angeles was forced to turn around after the pilot “reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft,” the airline said Monday. It turned out the banging was coming from a ramp agent who had become trapped in the cargo hold, according to a statement from the airline. “The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing,” according to the statement. “The aircraft was in the air for 14 […]

  • A motorcyclist crashed through a driver's side door  in Tarzana on April 12, 2015, leaving 2 people dead. (Credit: KTLA)

    Violent Collision Involving Motorcycle, Car Leaves 2 Dead in Tarzana

    Two people were killed after a motorcycle believed to have been speeding down Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley crashed into the driver’s side of a car Sunday night, according to LAPD. The “horrific” collision occurred around 11 p.m. when the motorcyclist collided with a 2005 Honda Accord that was trying to make a left turn onto Reseda Boulevard from Collins Street in Tarzana (map), according to Det. Bill Bustos of the Los Angeles Police Department. “There was an impact. […]