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: Shaking the Table With Dr. Lucy Jones

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones. Dr. Jones breaks down the frequency of earthquakes in California, how it’s determined, and the likelihood of another seven-plus magnitude earthquake in or near Los Angeles. She also opens up about the ways she’s using her other passions to fight the climate crisis. Related show links: U.S. Geological Survey Dr. Lucy Jones on social media: Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS Jason on […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Climbing the Ladder With Rich Goldner

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with fellow news director of Fox 5 in San Diego, Rich Goldner. Rich details his journey from production assistant to news director and the prehistoric “social network” that he used to do so. He also opens up about his time working as the vice president/news director at KTLA, his travels, and what it takes to be an effective leader. Related show links: Fox 5 News Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Chelsea Sik, Actress and Model

    Chelsea Sik is an aspiring actress and model currently attending USC’s prestigious BFA in acting program. Born in Malaysia, she realized her dream of acting at an extremely early age, and ultimately her ambition convinced her parents to let her move across the world to attend the elite Idyllwild Arts boarding school in the U.S.— regardless of the financial burden it would place on their family. As Chelsea’s dreams were finally taking shape, she began to realize the limits her […]

  • 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 | RSS Jason on social media: Twitter | Instagram Bobby on social media: Instagram About 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 […]

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