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.
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.
May 19, 2022
It’ll be the first time in more than a decade that Sacramento County will have a new sheriff, as current Sheriff Scott Jones makes his second run for Congress.
May 5, 2022
California Senator Alex Padilla is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and spoke with CapRadio Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about co-sponsoring a bill that would guarantee a right to an abortion nationally and what it would take to pass.
April 29, 2022
California condors will soon be flying over Humboldt County over ancestral Yurok lands for the first time in over 100 years. The tribe has been raising four birds for nearly 15 years.
April 14, 2022
Judge Andi Mudryk was recently appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making her the first openly transgender judge appointed by a governor in California.
April 13, 2022
After the mass shooting in downtown Sacramento and a shooting in Natomas, Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester gives us an update plus some context on gun violence