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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: Craig Duff, Medill School of Journalism

    Craig Duff is a professor at Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. He is also an award-winning video journalist. Craig joins Jason and Bobby to share insight on the current state of journalism and media, and what students can do to help accelerate their careers. Episode quote “If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Paul Sanchez, Filmmaker/Photojournalist

    Paul Sanchez is a filmmaker and photojournalist. Twenty years ago, Paul was in charge of a small college radio station in St. George, Utah. It was something Paul was very proud of. He was able to share the music he loved and spread his voice in the community. One Monday afternoon, after a terrible incident, the radio station was shut down. Paul and some of his colleagues were left with more questions that answers, and while Paul always wanted to […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Chris Schauble, KTLA 5 Morning News Anchor

    Chris Schauble joins the podcast to chat about some of his career highlights, including the emotional search for his birth parents. He also talks about competing in Iron Man competitions, fatherhood, and more. Episode quote “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda Related show links: Reading List: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Chris Schauble on social media: Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS Jason on social […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Dean Richards, WGN-TV Entertainment Reporter/Film Critic

    Dean Richards is an entertainment reporter and film critic for WGN-TV in Chicago. In a new episode of the The News Director’s Office, Dean joins Jason and Bobby to talk about a number of topics including KTLA’s influence on WGN’s broadcast style, what makes a great Chicago pizza, and shares the inside story on his notorious interview with Mel Gibson. Episode quote “If I don’t feel a little queasy, we’re not doing our job. ” – Jennifer Lyons, WGN News […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Shane Elizabeth, Writer

    Shane Elizabeth is a writer originally from Chicago. What started as a deep love for television eventually led to a pursuit of a career in screenwriting. After studying in Chicago and New York City, Shane made her way to the place she obsessed over since childhood: Hollywood. Soon after arriving in Los Angeles, Shane began working in reality television. Later, a feature that she had written got some promising attention, and just as the project was looking like it would become […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Lynette Romero, KTLA 5 Morning News Anchor

    Lynette Romero joined KTLA in 1999 after spending 10 years at KUSA-TV in Denver. A Colorado native, Lynette shares how she made California her home. She shares her enthusiasm for connecting with viewers, the experience of reporting from the Vatican during the election of Pope Francis, and opens up about her involvement in a frightening helicopter crash in Colorado. Episode quote “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Nathan Masters, Lost LA

    Nathan Masters is the host, producer, and managing editor of Lost LA for KCET-TV and the USC Libraries. Nathan joins Jason and Bobby in The News Director’s Office to share how the series came to be. He offers insight on what to expect from the show’s third season, and shares fascinating tidbits from his research into the forgotten history of Los Angeles. Episode quote “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles. ” […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Tara Bianco, Actress/Dancer

    Tara Bianco is an actress, singer, and dancer originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Tara grew up performing in musical theater, and has always been a natural entertainer. She would later decide to take the leap and move to Hollywood to chase her dreams of stardom, leaving the comforts of South Carolina behind. Tara would find moderate success early on; She signed with an acting manager, booked a role in a national television show, and got into SAG. Behind […]

  • The News Director’s Office: David Begnaud, CBS News Correspondent

    David Begnaud is a CBS News correspondent and former KTLA 5 News reporter. David joins Jason and Bobby to discuss his unique approach to delivering the news. He shares compelling accounts from his reporting on major events such as Occupy L.A. and his award-winning coverage of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. David also recounts meeting his idol Dr. Maya Angelou at her home in North Carolina. Episode quote “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how […]