Rich Gould’s passion for sports is what led him to pursue a career as a sports broadcaster. He is currently the Sports Director at News 11. As Sports Director, Rich produces sportscasts for the 7pm news and coordinates and schedules assignments for sports reporters.

From 1980-1985 Rich was the Sports Director for the NBC affiliate WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. He was responsible for producing sportscasts for the 6 and 10pm news. In 1985, he joined KRBK-TV in Sacramento as Sports Director. He then moved on to KPLR-TV in October 1987.

In 1988-89, Rich handled color and analysis on Cardinals Baseball away broadcasts, and he currently hosts interviews during CW 11 televised home games. Rich is devoted to Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit that benefits both St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Journalism and minor in English from Evangel College in Springfield, Mo.

His other passions include television sports, golf, movies, playing the guitar and singing.


Recent Articles
  • Sunday Sports Extra: Jackie Smith to sing national anthem at Hall of Fame game

    Hall of Fame tight end Jackie Smith dropped by to chat about the festivities next week in Canton, Ohio.  Jackie will sign the national anthem Thursday when the Arizona Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys — Jackie played for both teams.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: St. Louis Surge favored to win championship

    St. Louis Surge boss Khalia Collier dropped by to chat Surge basketball on Sunday Sports Extra.  The Surge completed an undefeated regular season and are favored in the playoffs to win a national championship.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: St. Albans Director of Golf Joe Schwent

    St. Albans Director of Golf Joe Schwent dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to chat with Rich Gould about the junior PGA championships. Girls begin play Monday, July 17 and boys begin play the following week.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ex-Cardinals right hander John Costello

    (KPLR) – Ex-Cardinals right hander John Costello dropped by to talk baseball on Sunday Sports Extra.  Costello gave his opinion on the Cardinals sluggish first half and about Adam Wainwright pitching so well as the season goes on.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Erwin Claggett

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Rich talked to Billiken great Erwin Clagget.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Sports Artist Steven Walden

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, local sports artist Steven Walden dropped by to talk about his inspiration for various pieces of art.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Maryville University wins E Game Championship

    (KPLR) – Something different on Sunday Sports Extra as the national champion e game team from Maryville University dropped by to educate Rich Gould on the finer points of League of Legends.  Maryville University beat the University of Toronto for the championship.

  • Penn Station Athlete of the Year: Madeline Sheridan

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Madeline Sheridan from Granite City High School is our Penn Station Athlete of the Year winning a $5,000 college scholarship from Penn Station East Coast Subs. Madeline is a 3-sport athlete and also has strong academic standing. Madeline will attend nursing school at SLU in the fall! Congratulations to all our monthly athletes: Athlete Name                     School                     […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Kentucky Derby

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, long time Fairmount Park handicapper Bobby Pace dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to chat about Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.  The Collinsville track set a Derby record for handle and attendance.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Howard Balzer talks NFL draft

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, NFL expert Howard Balzer joined Rich Gould to break down the 2017 NFL draft and talk about the pending lawsuit St. Louis city officials are planning for the NFL.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Fairmount Park has a new announcer

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra,  Rich Gould took a look back at the Blues stunning five game win over Minnesota and talked Fairmount Park racing with new track announcer Keith Nelson.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Legends of St. Louis Soccer induction

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Mr. Soccer Bill McDermott stopped by to talk with Sports Director Rich Gould about the upcoming Legends of St. Louis Soccer May 5thevent at St. Louis University High School. 11 legends such as Al Trost and Pat McBride will be on hand for the event that’s slated for May 5th at 6:30 pm in the St. Louis University High School SI Commons. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.