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: 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.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Webster University Chess Champions

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Rich Gould spoke with the Webster University Chess team that won its 5th consecutive championship this week.

  • Pattonville freshman to compete in drive, chip and putt at Augusta National

    (KPLR) – Pattonville high freshman Momo Kikuchi will compete in the Drive, Chip and Putt competition Sunday at Augusta National, site of the Masters.  Momo is 14-years-old and moved to Maryland Heights from Japan at the age of four.  Sunday’s competition will be televised by the Golf Channel.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ex-Blue Jamie Rivers

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, ex-Blue stopped by KPLR 11 to talk with Sports Director Rich Gould about the Blues season and how their playing now.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Missouri Boys and Girls basketball championships

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, March Madness is here and that means prep basketball in Missouri and Illinois.  Prep expert Jim Powers handicapped the large schools tournament on Sunday Sports Extra.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Trout season has opened

    (KPLR) – Trout season opened March 1st and on Sunday Sports Extra, Rich Gould chatted with professional fisherman Tom Hargrove of Hargrove’s Fly Shop in St. Louis about the best way to go about landing your limit.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Doug Elgin of the Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner stopped by the KPLR studio to talk about the upcoming conference tournament coming up March 2nd through March 5th at the Scottrade Center.