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: Tom Calhoun, Blues Enterprise announcer

    Blues Enterprise announcer Tom Calhoun dropped by Sunday Sports Extra to chat with Rich Gould about the pressures of speaking live to 18,000 people during the club’s Stanley Cup Championship run.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Deer hunting season

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Dan Zarlenga from the Missouri Conservation Department stopped by KPLR studio talk about deer hunting season and safety.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ford vs. Ferrari Stars

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Rich Gould chatted with Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale about the upcoming move Ford vs Ferrari in theaters Friday, November 15.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ron Jacober

    (KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, Sports Broadcaster Ron Jacober dropped by the KPLR News 11 studio to talk with Sports Director Rich Gould about the Big Red years and St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Ex- Cardinal Ted Sizemore

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Ex-Cardinal Ted Sizemore dropped by to chat baseball and his future induction into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: BattleHawks President Kurt Hunzeker

    On Sunday Sports Extra, XFL St. Louis president Kurt Hunzeker dropped by to chat football. The new BattleHawks will kick off this February and play home games downtown in the Dome.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Champions Tour coming to St. Louis

    On Sunday Sports Extra, starting next year the Champions Tour will visit St. Louis, more specifically, Norwood Hills Country Club. It’s a four-year commitment for the Ascension Charity Classic. Rich talked golf in St. Louis with Miller Brady, Champions Tour President, Billy Andrade, Champions Tour and St. Louis’s own Hale Irwin, 3-time U.S. Open Champion.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Howard Balzer

    On Sunday Sports Extra, football analyst Howard Balzer dropped by to discuss with News 11’s Sports Director Rich Gould about Bill Bidwell (Cardinals owner), the NFL, and the XFL.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Corey Tate

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Corey Tate, SLU Billikens Basketball Assistant stopped by to talk Billikens basketball and SLU recruiting with News 11 Sports Director Rich Gould.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Bernard Gilkey

    On Sunday Sports Extra, former Cardinal outfielder Bernard Gilkey stopped by the New 11 studio to talk with Sports Director Rich Gould about the Cardinals season.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Billikens Men’s Soccer

    On Sunday Sports Extra, the SLU Billikens men’s soccer coach dropped by to talk to News 11’s Sports Director Rich Gould about the upcoming season, soccer in the Metro Area, and the new St. Louis MLS expansion.

  • Sunday Sports Extra: Jim Powers handicaps this year’s prep high school season

    On Sunday Sports Extra, Prep High School Football expert Jim Powers was on set with News 11’s Sports Director Rich Gould to discuss this year’s upcoming Prep Football Season.

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