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.
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 […]
COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The end of an era at Fairmount Park is coming soon and the search is on to find another voice to call races at the track. At Fairmount Park long time track announcer John Scully will call it a career when the horse racing season ends this year. He’s been at Fairmount Park for 47 years making him the longest tenured track announcer in the country. John Scully says: “I’ll miss the calling of the races, […]
COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – With cooler weather this week, near record crowds took advantage and played “Horse Hooky” at Fairmount Park — they didn’t even have to seek shelter in air conditioned areas. Rich Gould explains the horses that routinely run at Fairmount don’t have it quite as good.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-On April 10, 2006, the St. Louis Cardinals opened their new 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark with a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. David Eckstein had the first Cardinals hit in the new Busch Stadium and Albert Pujols hit the first Cardinals homerun. The team went on to become the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark. In the ten years since, Busch […]
(KPLR) – The Cardinals and Kansas City Royals are joining forces to urge fans to vote for Carlos Martinez and Mike Moustakas with hopes both players will make the MLB All Star game in Cincinnati Tuesday, July 14. Both players are on the ballot for the 2015 All Star Game MLB.com Final Vote. Fans have until midnight Friday to pick the final two players to join the all star rosters. 07 08 15 Cardinals & Royals Announce All-Star Balloting Alliance
FRONTENAC, MO (KTVI) – If you follow golf, then Monday night is for legends in St. Louis. Major golf champions, Gary Player and Nick Price are in St. Louis to celebrate their induction into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. KPLR 11 Sports Director Rich Gould has the story.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Dogtown will be packed Tuesday for the annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Rich Gould has never been to the Dogtown parade, and today he got out to check on the preparations for the parade.
BREESE, IL (KTVI) – In Breese, Illinois a small town of just a few thousand, a legendary soft drink company lives. Excel Bottling Company makes 15 different sodas including the very popular Ski, which is sold as far away as Alaska. Tonight, only on KPLR 11, Rich Gould tells the story of how Ski soda wouldn’t be available if not for a bank robbery gone bad in the 1930’s.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the fourth straight year the Red Birds are in the playoffs, repeating as National League Central Division champions for the second straight year. News 11 Sports Director Rich Gould is downtown at Busch Stadium with a preview of what’s ahead for Cardinals versus Dodgers on Friday night.
EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Rams 10 man practice squad did not include ex-Mizzou defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher cut Sam Saturday, saying it was a football decision. It was also a football decision not to keep Michael on the practice squad because the Rams are loaded on the defensive line. Sam is free to sign with another team. After being cut Saturday, Sam […]
EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – Rookies were on the field at Rams Park including ex-Mizzou star Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. Recently, ex-NFL coach Tony Dungy said he would be reluctant to draft Sam because of possible distractions. Dungy’s comment caused the first distraction at Rams Park and the ex-Tampa Bay and Tennessee coach apologized for his role in creating a twitter frenzy. Today, Michael addressed Dungy’s comment with good humor and no hard feelings.