Vicki Gonzalez is a Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist with nearly 15 years of experience as a reporter, news anchor and producer.
Prior to her role as CapRadio’s Insight host, Vicki spent five years as a reporter at NBC’s Sacramento affiliate KCRA, where she produced daily assignments, special reports, breaking news and a documentary. She also worked as a reporter, news anchor and producer at KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, KXFV-TV in Texas and KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
In 2021, Vicki’s reporting was part of two regional Edward R. Murrow awards at KCRA3. Vicki’s field reporting on the Bear Fire, part of the North Complex Fire, earned best newscast. And her coverage of rampant unemployment fraud within California’s EDD was part of best continuing coverage.
In 2020, Vicki’s reporting earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow for the documentary Return to Paradise, which follows four resilient families for a year after the Camp Fire — the deadliest wildfire in California history.
In 2019, Vicki won two Regional Emmys, including one for the half-hour special Hope, Humanity and Housing, which looks at the health disparities of affordable housing and those experiencing homelessness.
In 2018, Vicki’s reporting on the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, Santa Rosa wildfire, Las Vegas mass shooting and the transgender youth series, Now I Am Me, was part of KCRA 3’s National Edward R. Murrow award for News Excellence.
Born in Los Angeles, Vicki is a California native and proud of her roots. Her abuelos (grandmother and grandfather) are from Guadalajara, Mexico, her grandmother from Kobe, Japan and her English grandfather was born and raised in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a member of Mensa International.
Vicki loves calling Sacramento home with her husband and cats. When she’s not working on Insight, you can find Vicki at the farmer’s market, floating down the American River, on the Jedediah Smith bike trail or bouncing around local restaurants. Outside of town, Vicki is usually exploring the endless trails, lakes and rivers Northern California has to offer.
Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.
July 27, 2022
The Sacramento Republic FC soccer team will take-on MLS club Sporting Kansas City at home Wednesday for a chance to advance to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup finals. The Republic had to beat two MLS teams to get to this point.
Interview: Modesto Nuts Veronica Hernandez on what it means to be the first Latina general manager in Minor League Baseball
July 26, 2022
Veronica Hernandez, Modesto Nuts’ newest general manager made history by being the first Latina woman elected to the position in Minor League Baseball.
July 19, 2022
California state Assembly member and former mayor of Elk Grove Jim Cooper is preparing to take over an office that hasn't had a new sheriff in more than a decade.
July 15, 2022
With fire season ramping up, three women in a historically white male-dominated field are on a mission to teach residents that fire is not an enemy but a part of California’s natural wildlife cycle.
July 14, 2022
While hospitalizations and cases are rising thanks to new, highly contagious variants, deaths remain low thanks to vaccines, treatments and therapeutics.
June 27, 2022
Since the onset of the monkeypox outbreak, the WHO has focused on LGBTQ+ groups since the first few infections that cropped up appeared at gay-themed events in Europe. This could cause discrimination against a marginalized group.
June 16, 2022
As Trump’s “Big Lie” continues to divide Americans, in Shasta County, the clerk and registrar of voters has witnessed some alarming situations happen during the latest primary election.
June 10, 2022
After two years, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center will again hold the Sacramento Pride festival in person June 11-12.
June 2, 2022
According to reporting from Political Data, voter turnout for this election seems to be slumping compared to previous primaries, and even last year's gubernatorial recall. Here’s a few reasons why.
May 20, 2022
Summer is coming, grills are turning on and Sacramento is celebrating the 11th annual Bacon Fest this weekend. Here’s what you may want to know.