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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
  • The BolaWrap 100 is demonstrated on LAPD Chief Michel Moore on Dec. 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Chief Michel Moore Gets Lassoed by New Restraint Device That Will Soon Hit the Streets

    Standing before 20 cameras, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stood motionless as a sergeant pointed a laser at the chief’s leg to demonstrate a new gadget that will hit the streets next month. A loud boom echoed across the Police Academy grounds, and a Kevlar cord wrapped itself around Moore’s legs to prevent him from running away. He could only shuffle his feet and needed scissors to cut the cord from his dark blue pants. The new device, called […]

  • Clouds linger over downtown L.A. skyscrapers as a storm rolls through the Los Angeles basin last week. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Rains Continue Across L.A. County With Thunderstorms Possible

    Meteorologists expect rains to continue to sprinkle across Los Angeles County on Sunday, with a chance of thunderstorms later in the day, before the weather dries up for the week. Later Sunday, “it’s possible we could get some thunderstorms down in the beach areas,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service. But all in all, it “should be more blue skies than showers” by late afternoon, Hoxsie said. As of Sunday morning, the heaviest rain in Los Angeles […]

  • Authorities respond to the scene of a fatal shooting in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot and Killed While Walking in Downtown L.A.

    An investigation was underway Sunday after a man was shot and killed while walking in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. Officers responded to the area of 14th and Hill streets at about 5:51 a.m. to find the man unconscious on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, LAPD Capt. Stacey Spell said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe the victim was walking alone in the area when a car drove by and he was […]

  • A man suspected of shooting the owner of a Watts recycling company is shown in photos released by the LAPD on Aug. 20, 2019.

    ‘I Didn’t Know If I Was Dying on the Spot’: Watts Business Owner Shot by Man Seeking Job Speaks Publicly

    A Watts business owner who was shot in August by a man who was apparently looking for a job spoke out Friday amid the ongoing search for the assailant. William Sanford said the man somehow got into his recycling company early Aug. 12 and asked for a job. Sanford said he told the man several times that they weren’t hiring but he could leave his contact information. “We’ll call you,” Sanford said he told the man. Sanford said he then […]

  • Suspects Sought in Death of Man Struck by 3 Hit-and-Run Drivers, Dragged 13 Blocks in West Adams

    Detectives are searching for suspects in the death of a 62-year-old man dragged 13 blocks after being struck by three different hit-and-run drivers in West Adams on Thanksgiving. Jihad Muhammad was on foot on Adams Boulevard near West View Street when the first car hit him around 8:40 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. The white sedan, possibly an Audi A5, was headed east on Adams when it slammed into Muhammad, who was standing in […]

  • Maricela Magana Ruiz is seen in a photo released by the Santa Paula Police Department on Dec. 2, 2019.

    Tied-up Toddler With Plastic Bag Over His Head Rescued From Burning Santa Paula Home; Mom Arrested: Police

    A woman was arrested after allegedly putting a plastic bag over her 3-year-old son’s head and tying him up as their Santa Paula home burned over the weekend, police said Monday. Firefighters initially found the woman tied to a bed when they responded to a structure fire at a home on Bahia Circle about 6:10 p.m. Sunday, according to the Santa Paula Police Department. While extinguishing the blaze in the downstairs living room, crews rescued the toddler who had been […]

  • Snow blankets a roadway and electrical wires in the Lake Arrowhead area on Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    Thousands Without Power in Lake Arrowhead Area Amid Heavy Snowfall, Road Closures

    Thousands were without power in the Lake Arrowhead area Saturday as a snow storm swept through the region, toppling trees and downing electrical wires. About 10,300 customers were in the dark by 5:30 p.m. Saturday after almost three times as many in the area were impacted by outages the day before, according to Southern California Edison. The utility said most of the outages in its coverage area Saturday were due to the storm, which has also resulted in multiple road […]

  • Rain is falling across Southern California on Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Watches, Warnings in Place as SoCal Braces for Full Day of Thanksgiving Rain

    Weather watches and advisories are in place with rain and snow expected to continue falling on Southern California throughout Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. The morning started out bad and got worse for drivers on the 5 Freeway over the Grapevine Thursday morning. Snow flurries prompted officials to close the roadway in both directions through the Tejon Pass. Both sides of the thoroughfare were reopened around 3 p.m. The cold and unstable storm brought thunderstorms to the Southland later in the […]

  • A pedestrian walks on an overpass as motorists clog the 101 Freeway during heavy rain in an undated photo. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Heavy Rain, Snow Forecast to Complicate Thanksgiving Travel in SoCal This Week

    A major storm is forecast to bring heavy rain, snow and winds to Southern California this week as travelers gear up to hit the road for Thanksgiving. Precipitation could begin as early as Tuesday night, but the brunt of the storm isn’t expected to drench the Southland until Wednesday — the day anticipated to be the worst for holiday travel. The slow-moving storm could tap into atmospheric river conditions, bringing widespread rain that will linger into Friday and Saturday, National […]

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