Jennifer McGraw is a general assignment reporter for KTLA 5 News. She joined the station in July 2019.

Jennifer’s greatest motivation is reporting on stories that make a difference. For the past 10 years of her news career, she’s covered the deadly wildfires across Northern California, devastating storms and floodwaters in Kentucky, and stories of consequence across Idaho.

As gratifying as it was to serve those communities, Jennifer is realizing a personal dream by returning to Los Angeles. Born and raised in the Southland, Jennifer went away to college at San Francisco State University, earning her degree in journalism with a minor in political science.

Jennifer strives to tell all sides of a story and bring light to those voices who may not otherwise be heard.

When not dedicating her week to her KTLA family, she spends time with her family living in Southern California. As an avid Dodgers fan, she is often representing Dodger blue at Chavez Ravine or watching wherever she can. She loves hiking with her best friend, a standard poodle named Bug, and enjoying the beautiful beaches up and down the Pacific Coast Highway.


Recent Articles
  • Gracie and Edward Contreras are shown in an undated photo shared to a GoFundMe page on Oct. 13, 2019.

    Newlyweds Killed, 13-Year-Old Boy Injured After Fleeing Carjacking Suspect Crashes Into Their Car in West Covina 

    A husband and wife were killed and her 13-year-old son was injured after a carjacking suspect crashed into their car in West Covina Saturday, family members told KTLA. Gracie and Edward Contreras, both 55, had recently gotten married. They were on their way home in Covina with her son early Saturday when a man fleeing police crashed into their vehicle. Both adults were ejected, officials said. Edward Contreras was declared dead at the scene, while Gracie Contreras died a short […]

  • A helicopter drops water to help fight flames during the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch on Oct. 11, 2019.(Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

    Saddleridge Fire: Residents Told to Be Cautious Returning to San Fernando Valley Homes as Crews Battle 8,000-Acre Blaze

    After three days of continuous firefighting, crews had the Saddleridge Fire 41% contained Sunday morning as winds slowed down in the San Fernando Valley, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze scorched 7,965 acres, or 12.4 square miles of land, damaged or destroyed 32 structures, blanketed neighborhoods with thick smoke and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. One Porter Ranch man who tried to douse the flames with a garden hose died of a heart […]

  • Eyad Jarjour looks at his neighbor's burned residence after flames from the Saddleridge Fire tore through Granada Hills on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

    All Saddleridge Fire Evacuation Orders Lifted, Officials Allow Residents to Return to Their Homes

    All evacuation orders were lifted and authorities have started allowing residents return to their homes after the Saddleridge Fire ignited in Sylmar on Thursday evening and exploded to burn more than 12 square miles. The specific amount of destruction remained unclear as assessment teams continued their work Saturday, Los Angeles fire Capt. Branden Silverman said. But the agency estimates that the fire has damaged or destroyed about 31 structures, including around 25 homes. “As you repopulate the previously evacuated areas we […]

  • Wind whips through the area as firefighters fight impending flames during the Saddleridge Fire in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

    Granada Hills and Porter Ranch Residents Lose Homes in Devastating Saddleridge Fire

    Several people lost their homes in the  Saddleridge Fire that continued to burn Friday through thousands of acres in the northern foothills of the San Fernando Valley. “We’ve lived through a lot of the evacuations in the past, but like I said, this is the worst that I’ve ever seen it,” said Navin Battu, who has lived in Porter Ranch for five years. Some burned homes in the communities of Granada Hills and Porter Ranch were reduced to rubble — […]

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    Extensive Dodgers Memorabilia Collection Shown Off Ahead of NLDS Game 5 in L.A.

    The single largest collection of Dodgers memorabilia in Whittier College’s Baseball Institute, and a professor showed it off on Wednesday ahead of the deciding Game 5 of the National League Division Series. Jennifer McGraw reports from Whittier for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 9, 2019.  

  • Video Shows Intruder Flee Sherman Oaks Home as Police Pull Up

    A Sherman Oaks father is upset that a man who went into his house while his children were home with a nanny was able to escape right under the nose of responding police officers. Jennifer McGraw reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 8, 2019.

  • Bernie Bischof is seen in an undated photo provided by his family. On the right, crews clean up the aftermath of an explosion that rattled an Oktoberfest celebration at Huntington Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach Restaurant Owner ‘Fighting for His Life’ After Oktoberfest Electrical Explosion That Injured 4 Others

    A Huntington Beach restaurant owner who asked patrons to leave the area near the site of a transformer before it exploded and rattled a crowded Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday night was “badly burned” and “fighting for his life,” his family said the next day. A post on the Facebook page for Old World Village’s German Restaurant identified the owner as Bernie Bischof. The blast happened around 8 p.m. as Bischof led two firefighters to the eatery’s patio area, where he […]

  • Holly Lang, far left, and her students, root on the Dodgers from their classroom on Oct. 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Go Dodgers!’: 2nd-Graders at South Pasadena School Get in the Playoff Spirit Ahead of NLDS Game 1

    The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday begin their quest for a third straight World Series appearance on the heels of their most successful regular season to date, and many around Southern California will be rooting on them. Among those hoping the season culminates in a championship this time around: Holly Lang and her second grade class at Marengo Elementary School in South Pasadena. The teacher and nearly every student in her class were dressed in Dodgers gear to root on […]

  • A boy named Manny who died after a golf cart on an Orange high school campus is seen in a photo posted on a GoFundMe page on Sept. 10, 2019.

    Family Announces Lawsuit After El Modena HS Student Killed in Golf Cart Crash

    The family of 15-year-old Manny Perez is filing a lawsuit against the Orange Unified School District after the boy suffered fatal injuries in a golf cart crash on the El Modena High School campus. Questions still remain how Manny, a special needs student with autism, was able to get behind the wheel of the golf cart on Monday. At a tearful news conference Friday, Manny’s mother, Micaela Sanchez Corona, said through a translator that the school had contacted her to […]

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