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
  • Spreading Good Vibes with Jennifer McGraw | The News Director’s Office

    Jennifer McGraw is one of the newest reporters in the KTLA family, having joined the station in July 2019. Jennifer has covered stories in Idaho, Kentucky, and Northern California, but as a Southland native, Jennifer’s dream has always been to return to Los Angeles. Jennifer, Jason, and Bobby chat about everything from horse racing, to football, to the Dodgers, to Burning Man and the finer points of EDM. Episode quote “You and I, we’re gamblers holding cards that we can’t […]

  • Zara Alexandrova, Fashion Stylist | Spoken Dreams

    Zara Alexandrova is a stylist and fashion consultant. She was born in Armenia and grew up in Russia. Since childhood, Zara always had an eye for fashion. She loved putting together outfits for school, and was even known to alter her mother’s wardrobe. Zara saw fashion as a means to be “the woman that she wanted to be.” Growing up in Russia, however, pursuing a career in fashion was out of the question, so Zara went to school to be […]

  • Overcoming Obstacles with Carlos Saucedo | The News Director’s Office

    KTLA reporter Carlos Saucedo is currently training to compete in the Spartan Race— a rigorous course fraught with challenging obstacles, which is not unlike Carlos’s own career. Raised in Montebello, Carlos’s broadcasting career began as a reporter and bureau chief in Waco, Texas. Carlos reveals that he was actually fired from that position, and it brought him to a crossroads where he considered giving up on his dreams of telling stories. He persisted, and landed a job back in California […]

  • 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 […]

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