Bobby Gonzalez

Bobby is the creator, producer and host of the KTLA podcast “Spoken Dreams.” He is also an associate producer for the Emmy Award-winning signature broadcast, L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA 5 Morning News.

Bobby joined KTLA as an intern in 2012. At the conclusion of his internship he was hired on as a production assistant, and later promoted to associate producer in 2013.

In 2015, Bobby began co-hosting a hobby podcast with a friend titled “The Back Issue.” In 2016, he helped launch two new KTLA podcasts, working with KTLA anchor Frank Buckley on “Frank Buckley Interviews” and KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro on “Tech Smart with Rich DeMuro: America on Demand.”

In 2017, Bobby began producing his own podcast for KTLA: “Spoken Dreams.”

Bobby graduated with a degree in radio, television, and film from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. Born and raised in the city of Whittier, Bobby has spent much of his time in both Orange County and L.A. County. Prior to joining KTLA, he could be found operating some of the most iconic attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim.

In his free time, Bobby enjoys performing in theater. He is passionate about film, enjoys Old West history, and is very enthusiastic about pizza and Star Wars.

Recent Articles
  • The News Director’s Office: Landing on the Moon With Charlie Duke

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Jason and Bobby talk with astronaut Charlie Duke. Duke served as CAPCOM for the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969, becoming the voice of Mission Control. In 1972, Duke served as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 and became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon. In this episode, Charlie Duke shares the harrowing minutes leading up Apollo 11 landing. He also opens up about his […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Living The Dream With Lauren Lyster

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with KTLA reporter Lauren Lyster. Lauren details her unusual path to broadcast journalism and the “quarter-life crisis” that prompted a career change. She also opens up about the difficulties she faced working in network news and the unlikely inside source that helped her land a job at KTLA. Related show links: Lauren Lyster Bio Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSSJason on social media: Twitter | Instagram Bobby on social media: Instagram About the Podcast: “The […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Monnaa Hassan, Aspiring Television Writer/Comedian

    Monnaa Hassan in an aspiring television writer and comedian. Monnaa grew up in a multi-cultural household and traveled frequently between Southern California and Cairo, Egypt. Growing up knowing the turmoil between the United States and the Middle East led Monnaa towards pursuing a career in politics to do her part in trying to bring about peace. When she began working towards those goals in Washington, D.C., Monnaa was floored when she discovered that in order to climb the ladder, she […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Telling the Story With Megan Telles

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with one of KTLA’s newest reporters, Megan Telles. Megan details her career trajectory, what she thinks about working at KTLA, and describes how she knew she wanted to be a reporter. She also opens up about the difficulties of breaking into the business, what returning to Los Angeles means to her, and her impending motherhood. Related show links: Megan Telles Bio Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS Jason […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Abolishing Slavery & Sex Trafficking With Kay Buck

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with CEO of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) Kay Buck. Kay breaks down the logistics of sex trafficking, why it happens in Los Angeles, and what holds victims back from recovery. She also opens up about why she started CAST and details the fundamental values behind the organization. Related show links: Kay Buck Bio CAST Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS Jason on social media: Twitter | Instagram Bobby on social […]

  • Spoken Dreams: RiRia, Multi-platform Artist

    RiRia is an actor, musician, designer, and more. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, RiRia was already an incredibly accomplished professional flutist at a very young age. After winning troves awards, and even playing music for the Olympics, RiRia longed for more outlets for artistic expression besides just playing the flute. RiRia would find those new outlets in Los Angeles, but at just 17 years old, coming to a new country without family, friends, and not knowing the language proved to be […]

  • The News Director’s Office: July 4th Movie Favorites With Scott Mantz

    Happy Independence Day! On this episode of the podcast, Jason and Bobby celebrate the July 4th holiday with a little American history lesson. Film critic and movie expert Scott Mantz also joins in the fun by counting down his top 5 patriotic films. “Movie Mantz” also shares how he was able to turn his passion for film into a successful career, and Bobby shares some new facts about everyone’s favorite patriot, Dolly Parton. Related show links: Scott Mantz on […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Making Homes Sweeter with Jean Brownhill

    On this episode of the podcast, Jessica takes over and interviews Jean Brownhill, CEO and founder of contractor-matchmaking company Sweeten. After a horrible experience trying to renovate her own Brooklyn townhouse, Jean decided to found Sweeten to streamline the contracting and renovation process. Jean talks about being one of the only African-Americans in her field and the difficulties of getting her business off the ground. She also opens up about her dyslexia and how it manifested a natural affinity for […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Kyle Stefanski, Actor/Producer

    Kyle Stefanski is an actor, producer, and philanthropist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Despite taking up a heavy interest in sports, particularly ice hockey, Kyle felt the arts were always calling to him. Having been born into a banking family, however, Kyle was encouraged to work towards a future on Wall Street. Still, Kyle always had an eye on Los Angeles. As he was trying to figure out what to do with his life, Kyle and his family were met with […]

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