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.
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
April 9, 2022
Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric diseases at UC Davis, has some updates on the pandemic, including when very young children may get vaccinated.
Interview: California Rep. John Garamendi discusses video call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy and more
March 11, 2022
Recently, members of Congress met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss a ban on Russian gas and oil and how the war is progressing.
Interview: Here are some Sacramento-based intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
March 7, 2022
Last week, a Sacramento man shot and killed himself, his children and a chaperone at a church despite having a restraining order against him. WEAVE, a provider of crisis intervention services, explains how this could have happened.
March 3, 2022
While Ukraine and Russia have had some discussions on humanitarian issues, Russia’s invasion continues. Mietek Boduszyński, an associate professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College, breaks down what’s going on.
Interview: Immigration attorney describes what he's hearing from Sacramento Ukrainian community following Russian invasion
February 24, 2022
Alex Tovarian is an immigration attorney active in the Russian, Ukrainian and broader Slavic community in Sacramento County. He spoke with Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about what he's hearing from the friends and families that he's in contact with.