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
  • Passengers wear protective masks as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on Jan. 29, 2020.(Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)

    U.S. Travel Restrictions for China Travelers Go Into Effect Sunday Amid Coronavirus Fears

    The United States began implementing stringent travel restrictions Sunday evening in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed more than 300 people in China and infected more than 16,600 worldwide. The plan, which went into effect at 5 p.m. ET, includes temporarily denying entry to foreign nationals who visited China in the 14 days prior to their arrival to the United States, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday. Restrictions also apply […]

  • People wearing face masks walk past the main gates of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on Feb. 2, 2020. (Credit: MARIA TAN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Philippines Reports 1st Coronavirus Death Outside China

    The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one family member to venture out to buy supplies. The Philippine Department of Health said a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing a fever, cough, and sore throat. He developed severe pneumonia, and in his last few days, […]

  • Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans. (Credit: Shutterstock via CNN Wire)

    Coronavirus: U.S. Declares Health Emergency, Bars Entry of Foreign Nationals Who Were Recently in China

    The United States and other countries issued strict travel restrictions for foreign nationals who traveled to China as the number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continued rising on Friday. A day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a global health emergency, Chinese authorities reported 45 deaths, all of them in Hubei, the province at the center of the outbreak of which Wuhan is the capital, bringing the total death toll across the country to 258. […]

  • Friends packed Mariners Park in Newport Beach to hold a vigil in honor of helicopter crash victim Alyssa Altobelli on Jan. 30, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Newport Beach Community Holds Vigil for Alyssa Altobelli, Killed With Her Parents in Helicopter Crash

    Friends grappling with the unexpected death of Alyssa Altobelli gathered in Newport Beach Thursday to remember the 14-year-old who died alongside her parents in Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash. The group of hundreds packed Mariners Park on Irvine Avenue beginning around 5 p.m. to pay tribute to the Ensign Intermediate School student, and release paper lanterns into the sky to honor all the lives lost. “Although she only got 14 years of life, I’m glad she lived it to the fullest,” […]

  • An airport official checks the temperature of a passenger upon his arrival at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar on January 27, 2020.

    Flight Taking U.S. Citizens Out of Wuhan, China Amid Coronavirus Concerns Diverted to March Air Reserve Base

    A flight carrying U.S. diplomats, family members and other Americans out of Wuhan, China, as a potentially deadly form of coronavirus continues to spread, was diverted from its planned destination of Ontario International Airport to March Air Reserve Base on Wednesday. About 240 U.S. citizens, including nine children, were set to be screened for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus before boarding the plane in China, according to a statement from David Wert, a public information officer for San Bernardino County. […]

  • LeBron James, left, and Kobe Bryant look on during a press conference at the London 2012 Olympics on July 27, 2012. (Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images)

    LeBron James Tells Kobe Bryant: ‘I Promise I’ll Continue Your Legacy’

    LeBron James spoke out about Kobe Bryant’s on Monday, the first time he’s issued a statement since the retired superstar died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. James opened by saying he was still “Not Ready” and that he’d been struggling to compose a tribute. “Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had!” he posted on Instagram. […]

  • Travelers wearing face masks wait in line at the departure hall of West Kowloon Station on Jan. 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

    2nd Case of Wuhan Coronavirus in U.S. Is Confirmed in Chicago; 63 People Being Monitored in 22 States

    A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. The patient flew from Wuhan to Chicago on January 13. She was not ill while traveling and health authorities do not think she spread the virus during that […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officers investigate a fatal crash in the 1300 block of Martel Avenue in Hollywood on Jan. 21, 2020. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Woman Arrested After Inadvertently Striking Friend in Deadly ‘Road Rage’ Incident in Hollywood: LAPD

    Update: Officials released revised information about this incident later Tuesday. An updated story is here.  A road rage incident turned deadly after two women in a sedan got into a fight with a motorcyclist in Hollywood and followed him to a residential street, where one of the women inadvertently fatally struck the other with their car, officials said Tuesday. The strange series of events began around 12:30 a.m. on Sunset Avenue in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Two […]

  • Victor Magaña is seen at the hospital following a hit-and-run crash that left him with critical injuries in El Monte. (Credit: Emily Muñoz) On the right, a vehicle involved in the crash is seen in El Monte on Jan. 18, 2020. (Credit: RMG News)

    12-Year-Old in Stable Condition After Being Thrown Out of Car in El Monte Hit-and-Run Crash

    A 12-year-old boy was recovering at a hospital in stable condition Monday after being thrown out of his family car during a hit-and-run crash in El Monte over the weekend, authorities said. The child, identified by family members as Victor Magaña, was critically injured when a Toyota Sienna and a Chevy Suburban collided about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Garvey and Lexington avenues, the El Monte Police Department said. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows one car hitting another that […]

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