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
  • Spilling the Tea with Caitlyn Becker | The News Director’s Office

    Caitlyn Becker is an Emmy-winning correspondent on DailyMailTV and entertainment journalist. She can also be seen weekdays on the KTLA News at 3PM. The Jersey native says, “I have never bitten my tongue in my life,” and this episode of the podcast is no exception! Caitlyn dishes on how Kellyanne Conway helped her land her first TV job, how she accidentally ignited a boy bad feud between NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, and why Harry Potter and the Goblet of […]

  • Heather Daughtry, Actress/Host | Spoken Dreams

    Heather Daughtry is an actress and host from Los Angeles. Heather grew up with a love for the performing arts, and was always seeking ways to be creative. She enjoyed dancing, music, and is even a violinist. But when college came around, Heather decided, like many others, to take a more “practica”l path, and became a communications major. Still, she took every chance she could get to perform. After college, Heather’s new dream was to work in a corporate role, […]

  • Teeing Up with David ‘Ping’ Pingalore |The News Director’s Office

    On this episode in the office, Jason and Bobby are joined by KTLA sports anchor and reporter David “Ping” Pingalore. He shares the origins of his nickname Ping, and coming up as a sports journalist in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio before settling in Los Angeles. Ping also recounts some career highlights, including interviewing (and partying) with a young LeBron James during his Cleveland days, and playing nine holes of golf with the legendary Arnold Palmer. Ping also shares his Super […]

  • The Cat’s In The Bag with Erin Myers | The News Director’s Office

    In this episode, it’s a fun chat with KTLA reporter Erin Myers! Erin recounts having to unexpectedly cover breaking news live on the air on her first day at KTLA. She also talks about her distinguished “cat lady” status, and shares stories about her 5 cats and 2 dogs. Erin also talks about her training for the Los Angeles Marathon, and the very special reason why she decided to participate this year. Episode quote “I’m better than I used to […]

  • Vida Ghaffari, Actress | Spoken Dreams

    Vida Ghaffari is an actress originally from the Washington, D.C. area. Her father was a scientist and her mother, an artist and art teacher. Vida is of Iranian descent and grew up during a time where anti-Iranian sentiment was prevalent in the United States. She was bullied in school, and therefore felt most comfortable on the stage exploring different characters. As an adult, Vida would land in the journalism field, and that would ultimately take her from D.C. to Los […]

  • Growing From Failure With Mel Robbins | The News Director’s Office

    Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker, author, and host of The Mel Robbins Show, which airs nationwide and on KTLA at 4PM. Mel shares how failure is essential to growth, and reveals the personal struggles she lived through and learned from that ultimately led her to success. Mel also explains why you should stop following your passion, and reveals the thing you should do instead. Plus, she breaks down the 5 Second Rule, and how to use it to achieve […]

  • What’s in a Name? With Steve Kuzj | The News Director’s Office

    On this episode of the podcast, KTLA reporter Steve Kuzj tries to convince us he’s not a superhero. Steve breaks down his family history, and the origin of his unique name. He shares how he originally wanted to be “the world’s greatest fighter,” and how he eventually landed in journalism. Steve also talks about his martial arts training, his time in the boy scouts, and his life as a father. Related show links: Steve Kuzj’s KTLA Bio Steve Kuzj on […]

  • Greg Maness, Actor/Aspiring Writer | Spoken Dreams

    Greg Maness is an actor and aspiring writer. His father was in the military, so while he was born in the Netherlands, his family moved around every couple of years. Because of this, Greg found it difficult to put down roots and make friends. His family finally settled in South Carolina, where Greg would attend college and first discover acting. Initially seeing it as a way to avoid academics, he slowly began to take it more seriously. Immediately after graduating, […]

  • Owning the Moment With Wendy Burch | The News Director’s Office

    We are starting the new year with a bang as Jason and Bobbychat with KTLA’s one and only Wendy Burch! Wendy talks about her childhood growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah and the moment she knew she wanted to be a television journalist. Wendy also shares how she eventually made Los Angeles her home, and the importance of “owning the moment” in her live reporting. She also opens up about motherhood and raising her son Brady, and discovering her […]

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