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.
Interview: Sacramento County Office of Education works on pilot program to bring mental health clinicians to schools
January 17, 2022
Sacramento County is working on a new program to make schools in the system into “one-stop shops” with mental health for students by hiring social workers and clinicians to address the growing mental health needs of the community.
Interview: Here’s how a Sacramento County psychologist suggests working on your mental health through the pandemic
January 10, 2022
The pandemic has continued to drag on, and for some people, the sense of uncertainty is dragging down their mental health. Here’s some tips from a psychologist to bring you some peace.
Sacramento City schools superintendent discusses district response to COVID-19 surge, update on vaccine mandate
January 6, 2022
SCUSD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar said the district will soon discuss whether to extend the Jan. 31 vaccine mandate deadline, and that the district continues to struggle with staffing shortages as cases continue to rise locally.
December 14, 2021
With the holidays coming up, and a new coronavirus variant in the mix, UC Davis researchers have been tracking over one million samples to track COVID-19 variants.
November 29, 2021
Omicron is likely already in the U.S. Dr. Dean Blumberg spoke with Insight host Vicky Gonzalez.
November 24, 2021
With pandemic-related restrictions loosened in most of the country, this holiday could heighten emotions as people decide whether to meet in person again or not. Here’s a guide to get through that.
November 19, 2021
After the fall of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan in August, dozens of Sacramento-area families were stuck in the country for months. CapRadio’s Vicki Gonzalez spoke with a mother upon her family’s return.
November 16, 2021
While misinformation in the media has always existed in some form in the U.S., it feels more pervasive over the past few years. Insight host Vicki Gonzalez spoke with an expert in misinformation to find out how to protect ourselves and loved ones.
November 11, 2021
The music festival is in Sacramento through Nov. 13, bringing together classically trained Black musicians to perform songs from composers of African descent.
Interview: Dr. Ghaly on what California parents should know about vaccines for kids 5- to 11-year-olds
November 11, 2021
With kids ages 5-11 now eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19, California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly discusses what the state is doing to make the vaccine available and what it could mean for schools going forward.