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: The Towel Man

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Blues hockey was the focus and Rich Gould talked it over with one of the most popular fans in the city — Ron “The Towel Man” Baechel.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Former Blues star Jim Campbell talks about Blues playoff run

    Former Blues star Jim Campbell joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to break down the Blues game five win over San Jose.

  • UMSL Star Student: Melody Hollenbeck from Marquette High School

    Melody Hollenbeck still has one more year at Marquette High School, but is making her mark as a varsity cheerleader and AFJROTC leader.  She’s our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month of May!   Marquette High School in Chesterfield is one of four high schools in the Rockwood School District.  She maintains a 4.189 GPA, is a member of National Honor Society and is very dedicated to both academics and her cheerleading team.   Melody’s Air Force Junior […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Bellerive PGA Championship

    Bellerive CC Director of Golf Mike Tucker joined Rich Gould to talk about the PGA Championship, past and future, on Sunday Sports Extra.  The PGA championship begins this week after last year being played in St. Louis.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: The Kentucky Derby

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Bobby Pace from Fairmount Park discussed with Sports Director Rich Gould what happened during Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Jamie Rivers

    Ex-Blues star Jamie Rivers dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to break down the Blues and Dallas Stars playoff series.

  • UMSL Star Student: Matthew Brozovich from St. Mary’s High School

    Matthew Brozovich is our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student for the month of April.  Matthew has played soccer with LouFusz Soccer club for years, and for St. Mary’s High School in south St. Louis city.  His coaches say that not only is Matthew a tough competitor, but he also brings mentorship to the younger players on and off the field as a leader for the team. Outside of sports, Matthew also tries to lead by example by being a […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Sam Muchnik

    On Sunday Sports Extra, it’s our 60th birthday at KPLR 11 and we’ve been dipping into the archives to show you some old sports challenges.  But this Easter treat is all about remembering the show that triggered wild, growing popularity of professional wrestling, like Wrestling at the Chase was and likely still is the most popular show KPLR 11 ever had, and the man most responsible for its success was promoter Sam Muchnik.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: St. Louis Blues run for the playoffs

    Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to chat with Rich Gould about the Blues improbable second half on the way to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Chess Grandmaster Cristian Chirila

    On Sunday Sports Extra, KPLR Sports Director Rich Gould sat down with Romanian Chess Grandmaster Ioan-Cristian Chirila.  Chirila talke about being a chess grandmaster and the U.S. Chess Championship being held in St. Louis at the St. Louis Chess Club.

  • UMSL Star Student: Linnea Johansen from Parkway South

    Linnea Johansen is a junior from Parkway South High School who excels in athletics, academics and in her community!  Linnea is our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month for March 2019! Linnea maintains a 4.3 GPA while playing varsity basketball.  Her team was conference champions in 2017-2018.  In the fall, she runs cross country.  Linnea has been an honor roll student all through high school achieving Summa Cum Laude status for her academics.  In addition to her […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: High school basketball

    Jim Powers dropped by to chat high school basketball on Sunday Sports Extra.  Small schools played over the weekend in Springfield, Mo — large schools are this week. 

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