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.
September 24, 2021
Famed Chicago mob boss Al Capone’s personal belongings are being auctioned for the first time by his family in Sacramento. Items like pistols, jewelry and family photographs are all up for auction.
September 9, 2021
UC Merced fire science professor Crystal Kolden talks with Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about why California’s fires are getting bigger, longer and more destructive, as well as explaining some solutions that are being discussed and applied.
September 9, 2021
With Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA, some employers are looking to tie employment to vaccination requirements. However, things can get tricky with certain exemptions.
Interview: Ethel Baker Elementary School Principal On Sacramento Afghan American Families Stuck In Afghanistan
September 8, 2021
Three of the elementary school’s students are still stuck in Afghanistan.
August 26, 2021
Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn retires at the end of this year, after only four years as chief. Hahn's four years as Sacramento's first Black police chief coincided with unrest nationally and locally over police shootings of Black suspects.
August 16, 2021
Sacramento County has an outsized need for free food, having higher than average hunger rates than state and national averages before the pandemic began. A county food bank is doing what it can to raise awareness of this issue.
July 22, 2021
Common household items and other goods have seemed to become more expensive over the past few months. Why? Well, inflation is at the highest it’s been in 13 years. Five Star Bank President James Beckwith explains what this means for Californians.
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.