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
  • Shadow Hills Woman Found in ‘Good Condition’ a Week After Being Reported Missing

    A 22-year-old Shadow Hills woman has been found a week after her family said she went missing, authorities announced Monday. Los Angeles Police Department said Sahara Eve Von Fisher was located in “good condition” and that family members have been notified. The agency did not disclose any further details. Friends and family had alerted officials of her disappearance the evening of Oct. 9. According LAPD, she was last reported seen near the 9600 block of Stonehurst Avenue in Sun Valley. […]

  • Authorities investigate a shooting in Hollywood on Oct. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Wounded in Shooting on Hollywood Street; Gunman Sought

    Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a woman as she was standing on a street in Hollywood early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. outside of Café Etc in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Avenue when a man wearing all black clothing opened fire, police at the scene confirmed to KTLA. The gunman was described as a male Hispanic, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing more than 200 pounds. Witnesses […]

  • Man Found Stabbed to Death in Rose Bowl Parking Lot; Attacker Sought

    Police are searching for whoever stabbed a man who was found dead outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Monday night. Officers responding to a man down call just after 10 p.m. found the victim and his vehicle in parking lot K outside the stadium, a news release from the Pasadena Police Department stated. He was suffering from two stab wounds and died at the scene, according to the Police Department. The victim, identified by the coroner’s office as 22-year-old Demetrio […]

  • Police respond to a fatal shooting in Compton on Sept. 30, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Teen Killed in Compton Shooting Was Studying to Be a Nurse, Boyfriend Says

    A teenager who was killed in a Compton shooting Sunday evening was studying to become a nurse, her boyfriend told KTLA. “If I could have taken that bullet, I would have taken it. I rather it be me than her,” the boyfriend, who only wanted to be identified as Anthony, said. Anthony said the teen was 17 years old and was well-known in her community and she wanted to help people. Her identity has not been released by authorities. She was […]

  • The shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is investigated in East Los Angeles on Sept. 24, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Deputy Stable After Being Shot in East L.A.; Suspect Dead, 2 Others Detained

    One man is dead, two people were detained, and a wounded deputy is recovering at a hospital after an altercation in East Los Angeles ended in gunfire late Monday night. Two deputies were in the 3600 block of Meisner Street about 11:30 p.m. when they spotted a suspicious vehicle and stopped to investigate, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said during a Tuesday morning news conference. An armed man exited from the rear of the vehicle when the deputy approached, […]

  • Raymond Bonner is seen in an image provided by the Riverside Police Department.

    Transient Arrested in Stabbing of 69-Year-Old Man at Riverside Metrolink Station

    A transient was arrested Monday after stabbing a 69-year-old man in an apparent unprovoked attack at the Riverside Metrolink Station the day before. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Raymond Bonner, was located about 4 a.m. at a residence in the 12100 block of Graham Street in Moreno Valley, Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said. Bonner was taken into custody and has been booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Railsback said. Bonner was described as a transient who frequents the Riverside and Moreno […]

  • Authorities respond to a reported shooting in South Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    South L.A. Shooting, 6-Hour Barricade Ends With Suspected Gunman in Custody

    A suspected gunman is in custody Monday after a six-hour standoff with authorities in the unincorporated Westmont area of South Los Angeles. The incident began about 11 p.m. Sunday night when a man got into a dispute with a woman at an apartment building in the 1300 block of West 97th Street. At some point during the dispute, the man went into his apartment to retrieve a gun then went out onto his balcony and began shooting at the tenants […]

  • Authorities respond to an apparent murder-suicide in Valinda on Sept. 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shoots Nephew, Injures Sister Before Killing Himself in Valinda: LASD

    Authorities believe a 64-year-old man fatally shot his nephew and injured his sister before killing himself in Valinda Monday night. The incident occurred about 7:25 p.m. in the 1800 block of Gretta Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victims’ son and brother apparently saw his uncle shoot the victims before running out and calling 911. Responding deputies and firefighters found the victims, who were transported to a hospital. The nephew, 18-year-old Ezekiel Griego, was pronounced dead, […]

  • A car is seen swerving during a so-called street takeover in South L.A. on Sept. 10, 2018. (Credit: Onscene.TV)

    Law Enforcement Officials Break Up Street Takeovers in South L.A.

    Law enforcement officials broke up street takeovers in South L.A. that drew hundreds of spectators and blocked traffic late Sunday night. Jennifer Gould reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 10, 2018.