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 burglar got away after striking a mall security guard in the knee as he fled the scene. (Credit: KTLA)

    Eagle Rock Mall Security Guard Attacked During Burglary at Macy’s

    A mall security guard was injured early Tuesday after interrupting a burglary at a Macy’s department store at Eagle Rock Plaza, police said. The security guard was patrolling the mall, which is located in the 2700 block of Colorado Boulevard (map), after hours when he encountered the burglar coming out of the store around 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Tiffany Ljubetic with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division. The thief struck the security guard’s knee with some type of […]

  • Maribel Hernandez holds her son Dylan, who was wounded by gunfire, on Jan. 26. 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Palmdale Toddler Shot While Sleeping in Crib Survives in ‘Miracle,’ Family Says

    While a 3-year-old Palmdale boy returned home Monday after being wounded by a bullet that tore through his parents’ bedroom the previous night, authorities were trying to determine who was responsible for the gunfire. The toddler was asleep in his crib at a home in the 38000 block of 65th Street East (map) shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by gunfire in the lower back, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. The bullet came from outside […]

  • The Fullerton Police Department provided this photo of Christopher Millette, who was arrested on Dec. 31, 2014, on suspicion of molesting a female relative under 10 years old.

    OC Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Relative Under 10 Years Old; More Victims Sought

    Authorities in Orange County on Wednesday announced they were seeking additional possible victims of a middle school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a female relative who was under 10 years old. Christopher Millette of Fullerton was charged with one felony count of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger and two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The 36-year-old science teacher at […]

  • A SWAT team responded in South Los Angeles after a pursuit ended in a crash on Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit Ends in Crash, Gunfire in South L.A.; LAPD SWAT Team Responds

    Los Angeles police deployed a SWAT Team and K-9 units in an hourslong search for up to two people after an officer opened fire on a man following a short pursuit in South L.A. early Wednesday. The incident began shortly around 1 a.m. when a person flagged down officers patrolling the area and told them someone had a gun on 57th Street between Manhattan and Saint Andrews places, according to Sgt. Frank Preciado with the Los Angeles Police Department. The […]

  • The Santa Ana Police Department provided this photo of a Ziploc bag filled with candy, two rocks, anti-Martin Luther King Jr. sentiments and a KKK business card on Jan. 19, 2015. It was one of about 40 found in front of Santa Ana homes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Anti-MLK Propaganda, KKK Business Cards Left in Front of Dozens of Santa Ana Homes

    As the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Santa Ana police said they were investigating why some 40 bags filled with rocks, anti-King propaganda, Ku Klux Klan business cards and candy were left in front of homes in the Orange County city. The bags were left at homes in the 2600 block of North Linwood Street (map) some time before residents awoke Monday morning, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release. Police provided images of at […]

  • A gunman opened fire outside a Hollywood nightclub on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Search for Gunman After Shots Fired in Hollywood; No One Injured

    Police were searching early Wednesday morning for a gunman who fired multiple shots in an area of Hollywood popular with clubgoers, according to officials. No one was reported to be injured. Witnesses told Los Angeles Police Department investigators that multiple shots were fired in an alley, Cosmo Street, between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue (map). Shells casings were found in the alley, and chalk evidence circles remained on the ground there later Wednesday morning. Clubgoers said the incident left them running from the scene. […]

  • A fire broke out at an apartment building in the city of Orange on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    1 Dead, 1 Critical After Fire at Apartment Building in Orange

    A fire broke out late Thursday night at an apartment building in the city of Orange, leaving one person dead and another in critical condition, officials said. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:16 p.m. to the Santiago Apartments in the 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue (map), said Capt. Casey Fieldhouse of the Orange City Fire Depatment. After the first crew to arrive at the scene reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure, a battalion chief upgraded the response […]

  • A man was caught on surveillance robbing a Kevin Jewelers store in Northridge on Jan. 6, 2015, police said.

    Surveillance Video Captures Man Robbing Kevin Jewelers Store in Northridge

    A reward was being offered for Wednesday for a man who was caught on surveillance video robbing a Kevin Jewelers store at a Northridge mall. Jennifer Gould reports from Northridge for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 8, 2015.

  • Ventura County Sheriff's Office released these images in their search for Juan Soria Hernandez.

    Manhunt Underway for Husband of Woman Found Seriously Burned in Ventura County

    A manhunt was underway Monday for the husband of a woman who called the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and reported that he was trying to set her on fire. The incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in the 11800 block of Broadway Road (map) in an unincorporated area of the county just north of Moorpark, according to sheriff’s Capt. Dan Aguilar. The couple’s three young children were home at the time, authorities said. When fire crews arrived, a small fire […]