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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: 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.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Earl Austin, Jr. on Mizzou and Billiken basketball

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Rich Gould talked to Earl Austin, Jr. about NCAA basketball, Mizzou and the Billikens programs this year.

  • UMSL Star Student: Gwynne McGrady from Belleville East

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – It’s the University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month!  This month, we’re honoring Gwynne McGrady, junior at Belleville Township High School East.  Gwynne maintains a 4.5 GPA and plays multiple instruments.  Under IHSA, marching band is a sport so we are proud to honor Gwynne for her talents in the Marching Lancers competitive band playing mellophone (marching French horn) and she is one of four sergeants. Additionally, Gwynne is also in:  Concert Jazz Orchestra […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk Blues hockey.  Vitale is a St. Louis native and played high school hockey at CBC before starting his NHL career.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Schutt Sports discusses safety improvements of football helmets

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Glen Beckman, Director of Marketing and Communications for Schutt Sports stopped by to talk to Rich Gould about its newest football helmet. Schutt Sports has been around for 100-years and entered the football helmet business in 1987. Since then the company has worked continuously to improve safety and reduce head injuries.

  • Torrence, Hight, Gray, and M. Smith victorious at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

    MADISON, IL – Nice crowds at Gateway Motorsports Park over the weekend and another terrific show for the track. Steve Torrence piloted to the Top Fuel victory with his second consecutive win Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, going 323 miles an hour. Robert Hight won in Funny Car, Tanner Gray in Pro Stock, Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle. The drivers love coming to St. Louis with its great track and great fans. The NHRA Mello Yello […]

  • Sunday Sports Extra: SLU Women’s Soccer

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Saint Louis Billiken’s women’s soccer coach Katie Shields and star defenseman Alli Klug joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to chat about a 1-0 win over Evansville and the upcoming Atlantic 10 soccer schedule.