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
  • Justify is walked in his barn by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving prior to the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2018 in Elmont, New York. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Triple Crown Winner Justify’s Positive Drug Test at Santa Anita Was From Contaminated Food: Trainer

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year’s Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he “unequivocally” rejects the implication he’d give Justify or any other horse scopolamine, which the colt tested positive for after winning the Santa Anita Derby in April 2018. The New York Times reported Justify tested positive for the substance and that the […]

  • Terri Lynn Hollis appears in a photo released by the Torrance Police Department on Sept. 11, 2019.

    Police Use Genealogy to ID Now-Deceased Man as Killer in 1972 Death of Torrance Girl

    Investigators used DNA and genetic genealogy to identify a now-deceased man who sexually assaulted and killed an 11-year-old Torrance girl in 1972, authorities announced Wednesday. Terri Lynn Hollis never returned home after going out for a bike ride on Thanksgiving Day. Torrance police searched for her before learning the next day that her body had been found on the rocks by the ocean near Point Mugu, Chief Eve Irvine said at a news conference. Ventura County officials collected DNA samples […]

  • Mac Miller performs during the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on Oct. 28, 2017. (Credit: Rich Fury / Getty Images)

    Hollywood Hills Man Accused of Supplying Fentanyl-Laced Pills to Rapper Mac Miller Before His Death

    A Hollywood Hills man was arrested Wednesday morning in a case tied to the drug overdose death of rapper Mac Miller, officials announced. Cameron James Pettit, 28, is accused of selling counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs laced with fentanyl to the hip-hop artist — whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick — two days before his death in Studio City on Sept. 7, 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Miller was 26 years old. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office […]

  • A woman stands in front of a makeshift memorial in Santa Barbara Harbor for victims of the Conception boat fire on Sept. 3, 2019. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Family of 5, Diving Co. Owner and 2 Students Among Victims Aboard Boat That Burned Near Santa Cruz Island

    A family of five, two young students, a crew member and a marine biologist were among 34 people presumed dead after a dive boat caught fire and sank near the Channel Islands early Monday. As of Tuesday, authorities have yet to release their names to the public. Many of them were from the Bay Area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference. Only 20 bodies, 11 female and nine male, have been recovered, Brown said. Investigators […]

  • Crews respond to a boat fire near Santa Cruz Island on Sept. 2, 2019. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department)

    Boat That Sunk After Fire Off Santa Cruz Island Was on Labor Day Trip From Santa Barbara; 25 Found Dead, 9 Missing

    A 75-foot diving vessel named Conception caught fire Monday while anchored off Santa Cruz Island, prompting an hourslong multi-agency effort to find more than two dozen missing passengers believed to have been on board, authorities said. The Coast Guard says 25 people have been located and nine remain unaccounted for. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll says Monday night authorities have recovered 20 bodies and discovered five more. Those five cannot be recovered due to unsafe conditions under the Conception. Four bodies […]

  • The cracked windshield of a Metro bus and two damaged bicycles appear in the aftermath of a deadly crash in Willowbrook on Sept. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured After Metro Bus Crashes Into Vehicles, Crowded Taco Stand in Willowbrook

    A Metro bus crashed into multiple vehicles and a crowded taco stand in the early hours of Sunday in Willowbrook, leaving a man dead and another person seriously hurt, officials said. An additional number of people suffered minor injuries, California Highway Patrol Officer Jesus Sanchez told KTLA. The incident unfolded around 2 a.m. near Alameda and 131st streets when a Metro bus, for reasons yet to be determined, struck a Honda SUV, Sanchez said. The bus then slammed into other […]

  • A seagull flies over a crowd at Santa Monica Beach on April 21, 2019. (Credit: DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Forecasters Warn of Fire Danger as Triple-Digit Temps Hit SoCal Over Labor Day Weekend

    Southern California is in for a blistering Labor Day weekend, with the heat expected to peak Sunday. High temperatures combined with dry and windy conditions can bring elevated fire danger to inland regions, said the National Weather Service, which urged locals to take precautionary measures with anything that could ignite. The agency issued a heat advisory effective Sunday for L.A. County’s valleys and interior mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Mountains. While that means the possibility of heat-related illnesses in those […]

  • Holiday travelers are seen at the Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 22, 2016. (Credit: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images)

    1.38 Million Travelers Expected at LAX Over Labor Day Weekend, With Friday Being the Busiest Day

    About 1.38 million travelers are expected to pass through Los Angeles International Airport over the long Labor Day weekend. The busiest of the six days will be Friday, when 256,510 passengers are expected at the airport, followed by Thursday with about 255,345 travelers. LAX officials compared the number of passengers traveling through the airport on each of the busiest days between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3. to be greater than two and a half times the capacity of the Rose […]

  • Samantha Rockman and her son Julian speak to KTLA on Aug. 28, 2019.

    Parents Hope CA Lawmakers Will Pass New Bill Requiring Insurance Companies to Cover Hearing Aids for Kids

    Thousands of children who are deaf or hard of hearing are growing up in silent worlds, unable to get hearing aids because many healthcare companies consider that an elective expense. Currently, 25 states require insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing aids for children, but California is not one of them. However, that could change if the state Senate approves Assembly Bill 598, authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica. The bill was approved by the Assembly in a […]

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