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
  • Burbank police were investigating a stabbing that left three women and a dog injured on March 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing 2 Women, Attacking Third Female in Burbank

    A 29-year-old man was apprehended Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking three women at a home in Burbank, police said. Two women were stabbed and another was assaulting around 11 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 700 block of Roselli Street (map), according to the Burbank Police Department. All three women were hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, Joshua Kendrick of the Burbank Police Department said. Initially, police said that three women […]

  • Jillian Jacobson is shown in a photo posted on El Dorado High School's website.

    Students Mourn El Dorado High School Teacher Found Hanging in Classroom

    Classes at El Dorado High School were scheduled to resume Tuesday as students and staff mourned a 31-year-old photography teacher one day after she was found hanging inside a classroom at El Dorado High School in Placentia. School officials had canceled classes for the day on Monday after Jillian Jacobson was declared dead. The beloved teacher was discovered by students who had arrived at their first-period class around 8:30 a.m. only to find the door to Room 902 locked, according […]

  • Henry Michael Gevorgyan is shown in a photo released by LAPD on Feb. 26, 2015.

    Driver Being Sought in Fatal Street Racing Hit-and-Run in Chatsworth ID’d by LAPD

    Police identified a 21-year-old man as the suspected driver who lost control of a modified Ford Mustang during an illegal street race and plowed into a crowd of spectators, leaving two dead and one injured in Chatsworth early Thursday. Henry Michael Gevorgyan was being sought by Los Angeles police in connection with the crash that occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 21400 block of Plummer Street (map). Gevorgyan was allegedly racing another vehicle westbound on Plummer Street from Canoga Avenue when he […]

  • LAPD was in pursuit of a pickup truck in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Identifies Driver in Dangerous, High-Speed Pursuit That Ended in Palmdale

    A driver who led LAPD and CHP on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit that involved at least three crashes and ended in a mid-intersection standoff in the Antelope Valley was identified Tuesday as a 33-year-old Palmdale man. Sean Christopher Druschel was being held on suspicion of felony reckless evading, driving under the influence, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to a Tuesday news release from the California Highway Patrol. During the Monday evening chase, a female passenger exited the […]

  • A hit-and-run caused a white Ford Bronco to overturn on the 60 Freeway, and a SigAlert to be issued on Feb. 23, 2015, according to CHP. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hit-and-Run Leaves Vehicle Overturned, All Eastbound Lanes on 60 Freeway Closed

    Investigators were searching Monday for the hit-and-run driver believed to have caused a truck to overturn, leaving debris scattered across the 60 Freeway in San Gabriel Valley and causing an hourslong closure of all eastbound lanes. A vehicle made an unsafe lane change, causing a white Ford Bronco to overturn, California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Maday said. “As a result of that Ford Bronco overturning, there was a large amount of debris that became scattered throughout all the lanes,” Maday […]

  • A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vehicle Hits, Kills Pedestrian on 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights

    Authorities were investigating Monday the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on the northbound 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights, causing one of two lanes on the roadway to be closed, California Highway Patrol officials said. Officials responded around 4:36 a.m. to reports that a vehicle struck a pedestrian near Soto Street, CHP Officer Villalobos said. A male pedestrian was found dead when officials arrived, he said. Multiple vehicles stopped at the seen and officials were interviewing several people. It was […]

  • A ghost bike surrounded by flowers and candles stood in remembrance of teen cyclist Philomene Ragni on Feb. 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Cyclist Killed Near High School in Granada Hills Remembered at Vigil

    A 17-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a LADWP truck while riding a bicycle near his high school in Granada Hills was remembered Thursday night at a candlelight vigil. Philomene Ragni, of Granada Hills, was killed during a collision around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Woodley Avenue (map), the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner stated. The incident occurred a block away from John F. Kennedy High School, where Ragni was a student. It was […]

  • Robert Perea was seen in a booking photo provided by the Ontario Police Department on Feb. 18, 2015.

    Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested After Pursuit, Standoff: Ontario Police

    A Chino man suspected of vehicle theft was taken into custody after barricading himself inside his home following a police pursuit Wednesday morning, authorities said. The incident began in the area of North Cucamonga and East Fourth Street around 1:15 a.m. when officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect, identified by police as 25-year-old Robert Perea, according to an Ontario Police Department news release. Ontario police Officer George Ramirez had said they had been trying to stop […]

  • William Clyde Thompson, John David Yoder, and Erick Alan Monsivais are all suspected of involvement in a human trafficking and child pornography ring. They are shown in photos released Feb. 17, 2015, by the Riverside County DA’s office.

    3 Men Charged in Alleged Child Porn Ring Accused of Approaching Boys at Riverside County Skate Park

    The arrest last month of a Nevada man on the run from a federal child pornography indictment led to charges against two Southern California men who were part of a ring of human traffickers with victims were under 10 years old, authorities announced Tuesday. William Clyde Thompson, 54, of Las Vegas, was taken into custody in Needles on Jan. 27 while using an alias, according to a news release from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. He had been wanted since September […]