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.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Racing at Gateway Motorsports Park

    (KPLR) – Gateway Motorsports General Manager Chris Blair joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk about the upcoming season.  New to Gateway this year is Indy Car racing featuring the fastest speeds in track history.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Rick Hummel-Cardinal Baseball and Hall of Fame 2017 Class

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Hall of Fame sportswriter Rick Hummel stopped by to talk Cardinal baseball and the Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Ex- Blues enforcer Cam Janssen

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Blues ex-enforcer Cam Janssen dropped by to talk hockey with Rich Gould.  Cam said it’s highly possible the Blues make a coaching change this week if things don’t go well in Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

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    Blues public address announcer Tom Calhoun

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Blues public address announcer Tom Calhoun joined Rich Gould To talk about his incredible run of over 1,300 Blues home games without a miss and about the difference between Scottrade Center and Busch Stadium.

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    Promoter talks about “Wrestling at the Chase”

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, veteran wrestling promoter Herb Simmons joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk about vintage shows on “Wrestling at the Chase”.  Herb is Executive Director of St. Clair’s 911 system and still has wrestling shows in the Metro St. Louis area.  He’s been a promoter 43 years.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: SLU’S Women’s Basketball

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Billikens head women’s coach Lisa Stone and star player Jackie Kemph dropped by to talk hoops.  SLU has lost just once and soon will face Mizzou in a showdown for state bragging rights

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Jim Powers on prep football

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Jim Powers dropped by to talk Kirkwood football.  The Pioneers won the 6-A state championship Friday night, an upset win over Blue Springs.   Games next week include Vianney against Fort Zumwalt North, East St. Louis against Plainfield North in Illinois and Trinity against powerful Lamar in Springfield.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Earl Austin, Jr.

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, the awesome one — Earl Austin, Jr. dropped by to talk college basketball.  Earl has been lead analyst for SLU basketball for 26 years and said Jayson Tatum of Duke will make his college debut this week.  Tatum is 2nd team preseason all-America.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Soccer legend Preki

    (KPLR) – Sunday on Sunday Sports Extra, soccer legend Preki joined Rich Gould to chat about taking over as coach of Saint Louis FC and about the chances of landing an MLS team in the city.  Preki is a former MLS Most Valuable Player and also played indoor soccer with the St. Louis Storm.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Howard Balzer on the LA Rams

    (KPLR) – Sunday on Sunday Sports Extra, NFL expert Howard Balzer talked about the Rams in Los Angeles and rookie quarterback Jared Goff not getting a chance to play while other rookies like Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott are playing well.  Goff was the number one overall pick in the NFL draft.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: Former Cardinals pitcher John Costello

    (KPLR) – Sunday on Sunday Sports Extra, ex-Cardinals pitcher John Costello joined KPLR 11 Sports Director Rich Gould to chat about the Cardinals playoff chances and the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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    Sunday Sports Extra: St. Louis Sports Commission

    (KPLR) – St. Louis Sports Commission boss Frank Viverito joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk about the future of sports in the city including the upcoming NHL Winter Classic in January and another NCAA National Wrestling Championship.