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
  • Missouri State Basketball Tournament

    High school sports expert Jim Powers joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to break down the Missouri state basketball tournaments played this weekend and next at Missouri State in Springfield.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ex-Blue Jamie Rivers

    Ex Blues star Jamie Rivers dropped by to chat Blues hockey on Sunday Sports Extra as the team tries to charge into the playoffs.  Right now the Blues are in 10th place in the western conference.

  • UMSL Star Student of the Month: Justin Fitzpatrick

    Congratulations to Justin Fitzpatrick, Senior student at Hillsboro Senior High School! Justin maintains a 4.5 GPA, participates in Football, Soccer AND Track – and he’s Senior Class President, along with a member of the National Honor Society, STEM Academy participant and so much more. Justin is the Team Captain for soccer, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All-Conference, Scholar Athlete Award, Sportsmanship Award 2 years in a row. Kicker for the football team where Hillsboro won MAFC District and Conference […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Arch Madness

    (KPLR) – Missouri Valley Commissioner Doug Elgin dropped by to talk Arch Madness on Sunday Sports Extra.  The annual tournament begins Thursday at Scottrade Center with Loyola of Chicago the number one seed.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Olympic Legacy

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – On Sunday Sports Extra, Mike Loynd is the St. Louis Olympic Committee Chairman and dropped by to visit with Rich Gould about the history of the games in St. Louis.

  • UMSL Star Student of the Month: Hannah Baker

    BELLERIVE, MO – It’s the University of Missouri St. Louis Star Student of the Month!!  This month, we’re honoring Hannah Baker, Senior student and Varsity Cheerleader from Windsor Senior High School.  Hannah maintains a 4.56 GPA, participates in National Honor Society, she was class Vice President for 2 years, all Honors and AP classes – plus she’s great in her community.  Hannah has participated in Varsity cheer for 3 years and is cheer captain of the football team. Hannah receives […]

  • UMSL Star Student of the Month: Hannah Baker

    Congratulations to Hannah Baker, senior student and varsity cheerleader from Windsor C1 Senior High School in Imperial, MO.  Hannah receives our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month award! Hannah maintains a 4.56 GPA, participates in National Honor Society, she was class vice president for 2 years, takes all honor classes – plus, she’s great in her community.  Hannah has participate in varsity cheer for 3 years and is cheer captain of the football team. If you would […]

  • Kenricks gives Rich Super Bowl party food advice

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – Mike the Butcher from Kenricks dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to chat with Rich Gould about ways to make your Super Bowl 52 party great.

  • Rick Hummel stops by to talk about the Cardinals

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO –  Hall of Fame sportswriter Rick Hummel joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk about the Randal Grichuk trade and all things Cardinals.

  • Rich Gould talks soccer with a Steamers legend

    (KPLR) – St. Louis Steamers legend Steve Pecher dropped by to talk Ambush indoor soccer on Sunday Sports Extra.  The Ambush will hold a reunion event featuring many players from the old Steamers, Ambush and Storm Saturday, February 10.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Prep football state championships

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, prep football expert Jim Powers chatted with Rich Gould about CBC’s state championship.  Jim also previewed next week’s championship games in Columbia including Pattonville after they beat Vianney and Ft. Zumwalt North to reach state.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Deer and Duck hunting season in November

    Kyle Dunda of the Missouri Department of Conservation dropped by to talk hunting with Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra.  Duck hunting begins November 4 with deer season for firearms opens November 11.