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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.
Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.
June 15, 2021
With California doing away with many of the COVID-19 restrictions to slow the spread of the virus, state Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly discussed what he's learned since last March and how he sees our future with the coronavirus.
Sacramento County Must Remain Vigilant Against COVID-19 Even After June 15, New Health Director Says
May 19, 2021
Sacramento County has tapped Chevon Kothari as the new county health services director. Kothari says low vaccination rates are a big driver in the county's inability to reopen faster.
May 18, 2021
California’s Employment Development Department is still facing a backlog in filing claims or getting people their funds. An employment lawyer explains how best to get through EDD’s backlog if you’re still waiting for payment.
Interview: Bonta Says Combating Anti-AAPI Violence, Police Misconduct Will Be Priorities As California Attorney General
May 11, 2021
California State Attorney General Rob Bonta has made history as the state’s first Filipino American in the position. While he may be running again for his seat in 2022, Bonta has plans laid out to help the AAPI community, work on racial justice with
May 10, 2021
A year after the pandemic’s onset, what are the experiences, perceptions, concerns and hopes of people living in California’s Capital region?
May 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone in the U.S., but not equally. The latest research from Johns Hopkins University shows that Black Americans' suicide rate went up 100% during the pandemic.
May 6, 2021
California Sen. Alex Padilla has been in office for 100 days and will face an election next year after being appointed to Vice President Kamala Harris' former seat. He said his focus will be on infrastructure, climate change and immigration.
Interview: Feeling Anxious Over Pandemic Restrictions Loosening? Here Are Some Suggestions To Help Cope.
April 28, 2021
While some may be excited for things to open up in the U.S., there are still many around the country that aren’t relieved or looking forward to a reopening.
Interview: Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert Discusses Her Candidacy For California Attorney General
April 28, 2021
CapRadio Insight host Vicki Gonzalez spoke to Schubert the day after announcing she would challenge newly appointed Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta in 2022.
As Law Enforcement Laud Derek Chauvin Conviction, Others Warn Against Complacency, Urge Police Reform
April 21, 2021
While many Sacramento and California law enforcement agencies have publicly supported the jury’s decision, some are unsure how it may affect policing going forward.