Jennifer Gould

Jennifer is an award-winning broadcaster. Her career spans more than two decades, with experience ranging from breaking news and features to the wide world of sports, health and entertainment. Currently Jennifer can be seen reporting on the KTLA 5 Morning News in Los Angeles.

Jennifer has also been featured on several episodes of the true crime shows “My Dirty Little Secret” and “The Perfect Murder” on the Investigation Discovery Network, as well as “In Ice Cold Blood” on the Oxygen Network as a crime reporter/contributor. She is often sought out by production companies as an expert on crime and unsolved mysteries.

Prior to KTLA, Jennifer was a sports anchor/reporter at KTTV. She covered the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL. She also produced and anchored “Better Bodies,” a fitness franchise. 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, Jennifer also anchored the weekend newscasts for their sister station KCOP.

She is bilingual and when her career started, Jennifer held two full-time jobs: one at KSWT, an ABC affiliate, and the other at Telemundo Cable Network, where she produced and anchored the news in Spanish. She then moved to KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.

From Arizona, Jennifer went to WFOR, the CBS-owned-and-operated station in Miami, Florida. 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 cohosted the 1997 Marlin’s World Series victory parade and filed feature reports during the Doral-Ryder Open golf tournament.

She was morning anchor and a 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,” 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, 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 third-generation native of Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she double majored and received degrees in broadcast journalism and political science.

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  • Detectives investigate a fatal shooting in Temple City on July 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • Detectives investigate a fatal shooting in Temple City on July 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • Crews tow a BMW SUV in Woodland Hills after a pursuit and a standoff involving a possibly armed driver on July 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • A body was found on a street in Compton following a shootout on July 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • Police investigate a shooting in Port Hueneme on July 2, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Credit: Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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  • Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the 400 block of Tonopah Avenue in La Puente on June 30, 2019. (Credit: OnScene)

    Man Killed, 2 Others Wounded in La Puente Shooting

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