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.
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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 29, 2022
The new legislation allows natural organic reduction facilities, which process human remains into soil, to be established in California. It takes effect in 2027.
September 16, 2022
Cal Fire officials described the changing conditions as a “mixed blessing,” with the potential for rain but also for strong winds.
September 2, 2022
Sacramento’s Chalk It Up! Festival is still expected to happen this weekend despite the triple-digit heat. Here’s what attendees can look forward to this weekend.
August 29, 2022
Patricia Poppe became PG&E CEO in January 2021, taking over a utility that had recently declared bankruptcy after its equipment started multiple deadly wildfires the past few years. She spoke with CapRadio Insight host Vicki Gonzalez on what's next.
August 22, 2022
The Yurok Tribe is California’s largest Native American tribe, and they’re undergoing a cultural and economic revitalization. Here’s how they are bringing back the art of hand-crafting redwood canoes.
August 19, 2022
In an interview with CapRadio Insight’s Vicki Gonzalez, Sacramento County District Attorney-elect Thien Ho spoke about maintaining a tough-on-crime mentality and putting victims at the center of justice.
August 17, 2022
The state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced that she won’t be seeking re-election this fall. She was the first person of color and second woman to be appointed chief justice of the nation’s largest court system.
August 15, 2022
People covered under Covered California can expect to see health care costs increase by at least 6%. Here’s what else you can expect in 2023.
July 27, 2022
The Sacramento Republic FC soccer team will take-on MLS club Sporting Kansas City at home Wednesday for a chance to advance to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup finals. The Republic had to beat two MLS teams to get to this point.
July 26, 2022
Veronica Hernandez, Modesto Nuts’ newest general manager made history by being the first Latina woman elected to the position in Minor League Baseball.