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: 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. 

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Arch Madness begins Thursday

    Arch Madness begins Thursday at Enterprise Center.  Sunday, Rich Gould talked with MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin about the tournament on Sunday Sports Extra.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Lady Billikens and Coach Lisa Stone discuss basketball season

    Members of the Billikens women’s basketball team led by head coach Lisa Stone dropped by for a chat on Sunday Sports Extra with KPLR 11’s Rich Gould.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Super Bowl 53 and possible NFL rule changes

    On Sunday Sports Extra, NFL expert Howard Balzer dropped by to chat with Rich Gould about Super Bowl 53 and possible changes in NFL rules next season.

  • UMSL Star Student: Jade Pierce from Clayton High School

    It’s the University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month!! Today, we’re honoring Jade Pierce, a junior at Clayton High School. She’s a TRIPLE THREAT playing Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer. Jade is considering studying Pharmacy in College. She loves her community, participating in multiple volunteer roles as a Girl Scout, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Black Student Union, Best Buddies at School and more! To nominate a Junior or Senior star athlete for the Star Student award, click here.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Super Bowl Sunday food

    On Sunday Sports Extra, our friends at Kenrick’s Meat and Catering dropped by the KPLR studio to show off some of the goodies they can prepare for your Super Bowl Party.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Erwin Claggett

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Erwin Claggett dropped by to chat basketball with KPLR 11’s Rich Gould and talk about the Billikens chances without star freshman Cart’are Gordon.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Mizzou Tigers upcoming Liberty Bowl appearance

    Mizzou star T.J. Moe joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to break down the Tigers upcoming trip to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

  • UMSL Star Student: Dominic Cyr from CBC High School

    Dominic Cyr is our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month for December.  Dominic is a senior at Christian Brothers College High School.  He dominates in the water as a swimmer and water polo player but also dominates in his studies.  Dominic holds a 4.5 GPA while being captain of the swim team.  He helped the team place 3rd at state which was the best finish in school history!  He placed 2nd at State in 100 Breaststroke and 4th […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: St. Louis Ambush

    On Sunday Sports Extra, St. Louis Ambush Head Coach Hewerton Moreira and Defenseman Chris Doc Mattingly stopped by to talk KPLR 11 Sports Director Rich Gould about the Ambush’s season and soccer in the St. Louis Area.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: High School state semifinals and finals

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Prep football expert Jim Powers joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to break down the high school state finals and semifinals to be played Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Deer hunting season

    On Sunday Sports Extra, News 11 Sports Director Rich Gould sat down to talk with Dan Zarlenga about deer hunting season and this year’s effort to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease.

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