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 alleged prowler was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy on July 55, 2015, in Hawaiian Gardens. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Alleged Prowler Who Was Possibly Unarmed Is Fatally Shot by Sheriff’s Deputies in Hawaiian Gardens

    A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot an alleged prowler who was possibly unarmed in Hawaiian Gardens, officials said Monday. A 911 caller reported a man was knocking on their door and attempting to get inside their house, located in the 12200 block of 216th Street (map), around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Responding sheriff’s deputies searched the premises and located the alleged prowler in the backyard. Sheriff’s deputies then shot the man. […]

  • A young boy could be seen walking away from a Bell Gardens home where a man was barricaded on July 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Accused of Attempted Murder Detained After Hourslong Barricade Involving Child in Bell Gardens

    A man accused of attempted murder was detained following an hourslong barricade involving an 11-year-old child at a Bell Gardens home Monday morning. The man was barricaded in a home in the 6000 block of Live Oak Street (map) as of 5:45 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Two women who said they were the man’s sister identified him as Alberto Navarro. Officials would not confirm his identity. Family members at the scene also said an 11-year-old was believed […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Santa Ana police Department  shows two teenagers beating a robbing a 73-year-old man on July 1, 2015.

    Elderly Man Beaten, Robbed in Violent Street Robbery in Front of His Santa Ana Home

    Two teenagers were being sought Thursday for beating a 73-year-old man and throwing him to the ground repeatedly during a violent street robbery in Santa Ana. Isidoro Ponce was sitting outside his apartment in the 700 block of N. Mintor just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was attacked, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Surveillance video showed the teenagers approach Ponce. One them asked to borrow his cellphone, police said. Then, without warning, the teenager attacked, hitting […]

  • A dolphin jumped onto a boat off Dana Point on June 21, 2015, injuring a woman on board. (Credit: Dirk Frickman)

    Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat Near OC Harbor, Knocking Woman Over and Leaving Her Injured

    A Laguna Niguel woman sustained two broken ankles when a dolphin swimming alongside her family’s boat near an Orange County harbor suddenly jumped up and landed in the vessel, knocking her over and giving her children and husband a scare. Chrissie Frickman, her husband Dirk, and their two children, ages 16 and 12, went boating on June 21, which was Father’s Day and the couple’s anniversary. According to Dirk Frickman, the family’s main goal that day had been to look […]

  • Surveillance video released from Fontana police showed a strong-arm robbery at a 7-Eleven on June 27, 2015.

    Two Sought in Strong-Arm Robbery Caught on Video at Fontana 7-Eleven Store

    Police were searching Tuesday for two assailants wanted in a violent strong-arm robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Fontana that was caught on surveillance video. The robbery took place around 3:35 a.m. on Saturday at a 7-Eleven located in the 16900 block Sierra Lakes Parkway, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department. Two unknown men entered the store and appeared to be shopping, the release stated. They went up to pay for their items and waited for […]

  • Surveillance video released by Seal Beach police showed a motorist being attacked by a man with a tire iron on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

    Man Viciously Attacked by Stranger Wielding Tire Iron at Seal Beach Gas Station

    Police were searching Monday for a man armed with a tire iron in connection with what was being called a “random act of violence” targeting a motorist getting gas at a Mobil station in Seal Beach. Surveillance video captured the attack around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday at a Mobil Gas Station in the 12000 block of Seal Beach Boulevard, according to a news release from the Seal Beach Police Department. Officers responding to a 911 call from the victim, found […]

  • Attorney Luis Carrillo provided this photo, saying it shows his client Jose Juarez after a June 12 incident involving Azusa police.

    Man Shot by Azusa Police Had Violent Altercation With Officers Less Than 2 Weeks Earlier

    For the second time in less than a week, an investigation was underway in Azusa after a police officer shot a man, this time an individual who had recently had another violent altercation with officers, authorities said early Thursday. The shooting occurred in the 5000 block of North Conwell Avenue — in an unincorporated area adjacent to Azusa — at around midnight, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man who was shot had had a confrontation with Azusa […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Riverside Police Department showed three suspects sought in the beating of a deaf man outside a coffee shop on May 19, 2015.

    Thieves Sought in Brutal Attack on Deaf Man Outside Coffee Bean in Riverside

    Police released surveillance video Tuesday of a brutal ambush assault and robbery of a deaf man sitting outside a coffee shop in Riverside. The attack occurred around 1 a.m. on May 19 at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf  near Mission Inn and the Main Street Mall, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department. Arriving officers found a man who had been beaten by two attackers who also stole his MacBook laptop computer, the release stated. Surveillance […]

  • A KTLA graphic shows where pipeline repairs taking place in summer 2015 will be located.

    Westwood-Area Traffic Expected to Be Impacted by Water Main Repairs

    Drivers planning to head through the Westwood area Tuesday were warned traffic may be impacted by water main repairs expected to continue through August. Jennifer Gould reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.