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
  • Handwritten Letter Threatening Campus Shooting Prompts Investigation at CSUN; Students Allowed to Take Finals Off Campus

    Campus and police officials are investigating a second threat of violence against Cal State University Northridge in as many weeks, and school administrators said students will be allowed to take final exams off campus this week. The new threat came in the form of a handwritten letter found about 10:45 p.m. Monday in a classroom at Redwood Hall that indicated the shooting of students and professors on Wednesday. CSUN police are investigating the incident. The Los Angeles Police Department is […]

  • Investigators respond to two people found dead in Baldwin Park on Dec. 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother, Son Found Dead in Baldwin Park Home; Investigators Unsure If Foul Play Involved

    Homicide detectives were investigating after a 73-year-old woman and her 50-year-old son were found dead in a Baldwin Park home Tuesday morning, but it’s unclear whether there was any foul play, authorities said. The incident occurred along the 3900 block of Kenmore Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the Baldwin Park Police Department in the investigation. After earlier saying the incident was reported around 5:25 a.m., sheriff’s officials later said Baldwin Park police responded […]

  • A Walgreens store in Hollywood where an alleged shoplifter was shot and killed on Dec. 2, 2018, is seen hours later. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Accused of Shoplifting Shot Dead by Security Guard at Hollywood Walgreens

    A man accused of shoplifting was fatally shot by a security guard inside a Walgreens store in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Just before gunfire broke out, the man had gotten into a physical altercation with the guard after the two argued, LAPD officials said. The shooting happened at the store near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street about 8:12 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities are investigating the use of force and plan to review surveillance video inside the […]

  • Crews work to upright a big rig in Baldwin Park on Nov. 27, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lanes Reopen After Big Rig Carrying Sulfuric Acid Overturns on EB 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park

    A big rig carrying sulfuric acid overturned on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park early Tuesday morning prompting an hourslong closure of several lanes, including the northbound 605 transition to the eastbound 10. The crash was reported about 1:39 a.m. near Frazier Street, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. It was unclear what caused the big rig to overturn, but the incident caused at least two other vehicles to become involved in the crash. Simon Cohen […]

  • Authorities on Nov. 26, 2018, investigate an explosive discovered in Inglewood the night before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspicious Device Found on Vehicle Near School in Inglewood Safely Detonated by Bomb Squad

    A bomb squad detonated a suspicious device Monday morning that had been attached to the trunk of a car left near a school in Inglewood. Police were flagged down about 9:30 p.m. Sunday by a woman who noticed a package and several dangling wires attached to a 2004 Nissan parked in the 700 block of West Beach Avenue, Inglewood Police Department Lt. Cochran said. A bomb dog sent to the scene alerted on the package, prompting authorities to believe that […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in Norwalk on Nov. 19, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Found With Fatal Gunshot Wound in Norwalk; Gunman Sought

    Authorities are searching for a gunman after a woman was found shot to death in Norwalk Monday night. A shots fired call was reported in the 15000 block of Cameo Avenue about 8:19 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tracy Koerner said. Arriving deputies found a woman suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The woman, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, Koerner said. Neighbors said the woman was in her 60s and moved […]

  • Investigators respond to a homicide scene in Bell on Nov. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man’s Body Found on Bike Path in Bell; Gunman Sought

    Police are searching for a gunman after the body of a shooting victim was found on a bike path in Bell Sunday night. Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 5500 block of Gage Avenue about 11 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tracy Koerner said. The body of a man with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body was found on the bike path, Koerner said. The victim was identified only as a Hispanic […]

  • Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue Capt. Mike Kreza is seen with his family in an image posted to GoFundMe on Nov. 3, 2018.

    Costa Mesa Fire Captain Dies After Being Struck by Suspected DUI Driver While Cycling

    A Costa Mesa fire captain who was struck and critically injured in a crash involving a suspected DUI driver while cycling over the weekend has died, officials announced Monday. Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue Capt. Mike Kreza was riding a bicycle shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday on Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos in Mission Viejo when he was struck by the driver of a van. Kreza, who was training for an Ironman triathlon, suffered apparent trauma to the head and […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting on Nov. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    19-Year-Old Dies in Front of Santa Ana Home After Being Shot Multiple Times

    Police are searching for whoever shot a man who died in front of a Santa Ana home early Monday morning. Multiple gunshots were reported in the 2300 block of South Ramona Drive just after 1 a.m., Santa Ana Police Department Sgt. Mauricio Estrada said. Arriving officers found the victim, described as a 19-year-old adult male Hispanic, down in the front yard of a home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene, Estrada said. […]