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
  • The Aliso Canyon gas storage facility drew scrutiny when an natural gas leak forced residents in nearby Porter Ranch from their homes. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Southern California Gas Co. Ordered to Stop Cleaning Porter Ranch-Area Homes

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ordered Southern California Gas Co. late Sunday to stop cleaning the homes of Porter Ranch-area residents affected by the gas leak at the company’s Aliso Canyon facility, concluding that the utility’s contractor was not properly trained or equipped to carry out the cleanup. The cleaning program was ordered Friday by L.A. County Superior Court Judge John Wiley, who ruled that the firm must perform remedial cleaning for up to 2,500 homeowners. The […]

  • A San Bernardino Police Department patrol vehicle is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Bernardino Is the Most Dangerous City in California, According to Law Firm’s Analysis

    Southern California criminal defense attorney Graham Donath last week posted an analysis that identified San Bernardino as the most dangerous city in California with more than 100,000 residents. Oakland and Stockton have higher per capita crime rates, but Donath’s firm said two other “key dimensions” — police presence and community factors, including the poverty rate — pushed San Bernardino to the top. Jennifer Gould reports from San Bernardino for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 19, 2016.

  • Lonnie Franklin Jr., 63, appears in court during his trial for the Grim Sleeper killings. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Closing Arguments Detail Brutal Killings in ‘Grim Sleeper’ Murder Trial

    An attorney for the man accused of murdering 10 people in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer trial accused prosecutors Tuesday of building a deceptive case against his client and argued that a relative or close associate could have carried out the slayings. Defense attorney Seymour Amster asked jurors during his closing argument to question the prosecution’s case against Lonnie David Franklin Jr. and suggested that a nephew or someone who calls him “uncle” could have been responsible. He said […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal crash in Santa Clarita on April 26, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    2 Killed, 1 Hospitalized After Driver Crashes Into Power Pole in Santa Clarita

    Two people were killed and a third was hospitalized after a driver lost control and crashed in Santa Clarita early Tuesday morning. The single car crash occurred on Sierra Highway near Newhall Avenue just before 1 a.m., said Lt. Cambra with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Two people inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene and a third person was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, Cambra said. None of the people involved in the […]

  • A screenshot from a video posted on social media shows two students involved in a physical altercation at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch on April 21, 2016.

    Video Shows ‘Special Education Student’ Being Beaten at West Ranch High School; 1 Arrested: LASD

    One person has been arrested after video emerged online of a “special education student” being assaulted at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced early Sunday. The caught-on-video beating occurred Thursday on the high school’s campus, which is located in the 26200 block of Valencia Boulevard, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The video was later posted to social media. The footage shows the altercation beginning with a student placing the special […]

  • Jose Gutierrez, 16, told KTLA on Monday he was embarrassed and dreads returning to class after he claims someone secretly videotaped him twice using the bathroom at John Glen High School in Norwalk. (Credit: KTLA)

    Norwalk Teen Claims He Was Recorded Twice Using High School Bathroom as Part of Ongoing Bullying

    A high school student in Norwalk claims he was recorded on two different occasions as he used the school’s bathroom and the images were posted online. “People took … a picture of me using the restroom. I’m just sad,” Jose Gutierrez Jr., 16, told KTLA on Monday. Gutierrez said he was embarrassed and dreads returning to class after what he described as bullying incidents at John Glenn High School. “It was shared on Snapchat first, then people screen-shot it and people started posting it on group […]

  • The Sport Chalet at the Figueroa and 7th Street shopping center in downtown Los Angeles posts ski conditions outside during the season. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    Sport Chalet Is Closing All Stores, Has Stopped Online Sales, Retailer Announces

    Sport Chalet announced on Saturday it has stopped online sales and is in the process of closing all of its locations, including dozens of stores in California, the retailer announced in a statement posted online. All Sport Chalet stores will remain open for “several weeks,” offering customers the opportunity to use their remaining rewards and gift cards, the company said. A final closing date was not immediately provided. It also sent out an email to Sport Chalet customers, informing them of […]

  • Gabriela Calzada, left, and Briana Gallegos are shown in photos posted to their respective Facebook pages in late September 2015.

    Suspects in Double Homicide of Teen Girls at Debs Park Plead Not Guilty

    Two suspected gang members accused in the October slayings of two teenage girls at Debs Park in Montecito Heights entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday. Jose Antonio Echeverria, 19, also known as “Klepto,” and 17-year-old Dallas Stone Pineda, aka “Trippy,” were arrested in February after the bludgeoned bodies of Briana Nicole Gallegos, 17, and Gabriela Calzada, 19 were found on Oct. 28. Calzada had also been shot, according to authorities. Investigators said the two girls were killed the day before their bodies […]

  • A child  is seen being rescued from a car stuck in a wash in Perris on April 10, 2016 (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Mother, 3 Children Rescued From Car Stuck on Rain-Swollen Street in Perris

    A mother and her three children were rescued from a car after it became stuck on a rain-swollen street during a storm in Perris, fire officials said Monday. The white sedan was driving at a normal speed, believed to be about 40 mph, near East San Jacinto and Redlands Avenue just after 11 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred, said Cal Fire Temecula Battalion Chief Brad Casady. The car then spun out and ended up in a wash, where water […]