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.
December 2, 2022
The PPIC released a report in November covering the state of water in California. Its authors found that rising temperatures and intense drought has depleted state water supplies in reservoirs, groundwater reserves and the snowpack.
November 30, 2022
The reservation system was put into place in 2020 to slow the flow of visitors flocking to the park during the early months of the pandemic. The system remained in place through this past summer, partly due to park renovations.
California finance department spokesperson explains how state went from record budget surplus to possible $25B deficit
November 29, 2022
A report from the LAO forecast that California could face up to a $25 billion budget shortfall in 2023. H.D. Palmer, who heads the state’s Department of Finance, explained how the budget came to see a deficit after a record-high surplus in 2022.
November 11, 2022
Secretary of State Shirley Weber sat down with CapRadio’s Insight host Vicki Gonzalez on Thursday to provide a look at how election results are shaping up.
November 1, 2022
Dahle spoke with CapRadio’s Vicki Gonzalez during a Sacramento Press Club event last week.
October 18, 2022
Victoria Flores, who heads Student Support and Health Services at the district, said the Narcan will be stored with other life-saving medication like EpiPens and automated external defibrillator machines.
October 12, 2022
Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden said Wednesday that investigators are still trying to come up with a profile of the shooter. A reward for information leading to an arrest has grown to $125,000.
September 30, 2022
This weekend, Sacramento Ballet is kicking off the start of its 68th season with their popular “Beers and Ballet” series. The organization also announced a new company for aspiring dancers.
September 29, 2022
The new legislation allows natural organic reduction facilities, which process human remains into soil, to be established in California. It takes effect in 2027.
September 16, 2022
Cal Fire officials described the changing conditions as a “mixed blessing,” with the potential for rain but also for strong winds.