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Vicki Gonzalez has been a dedicated member of KCRA 3 since 2016, covering a wide range of stories including daily assignments, special reports, breaking news, and documentary work.
In recognition of her exceptional reporting, Vicki earned a 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her hour-long documentary “Return to Paradise.” This powerful documentary follows four resilient families for a year after the devastating Camp Fire, which was the deadliest wildfire in California history. The documentary premiered in the town of Paradise and was accompanied by a Q&A session with the families.
In 2019, Vicki was honored with a regional Emmy award for her half-hour special “Hope, Humanity & Housing.” This special report delves into the health disparities related to affordable housing and homelessness. Vicki created this news special during her tenure as a California Fellow with USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism.
Her reporting on the tragic Thousand Oaks mass shooting in Southern California was part of a 2019 regional Emmy award for KCRA 3’s 4 p.m. newscast.
In 2018, her reporting covered a range of significant events, including the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, Santa Rosa wildfire, Las Vegas mass shooting, and the “Now I Am Me” series, which focused on transgender youth. These contributions were part of KCRA 3’s National Edward R. Murrow award for News Excellence. Her digital reporting on the Oroville Dam and Santa Rosa’s wildfire was also recognized with KCRA 3’s regional Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation that same year.
Before joining KCRA 3, Vicki worked as a reporter at KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, an anchor/producer at KFXV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, and began her journalism career as an online news producer at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. She also interned at KGO-TV in San Francisco while attending UC Berkeley.
Vicki, a California native, hails from Los Angeles and is proud of her diverse cultural heritage. Her roots extend to Guadalajara, Japan, and India, and her parents met in Hawaii. She was raised in Eagle Rock and graduated from Eagle Rock High.
Now, Vicki is happily settled in Sacramento with her husband and cats. She can often be found exploring the local farmer’s market, enjoying the American River, cycling along the Jedediah Smith bike trail, or dining at various local restaurants. Beyond the city, Vicki is an avid explorer of the vast trails, lakes, and rivers of Northern California.