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: Pounding the Pavement With Mary Beth McDade

    On this episode of the podcast, reporter and anchor Mary Beth McDade shares her philosophy on reporting and finding answers. She shares how an undeterrable work ethic has paid off in her career, and recounts some of the big stories she has covered. Mary Beth also explains her journey towards an on-air career, and how she eventually landed at KTLA. She also shares some important advice and wisdom for others pursuing a career in journalism. Episode quote “Persistence pays off […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Blazing the Trail with Tre’Vell Anderson

    On this episode of the podcast, Jason sits down with Tre’Vell Anderson, President of NABJ’s Los Angeles chapter and the Director of Culture and Entertainment for OUT Magazine. Tre’Vell details their path towards journalism, from being a sociology major at Morehouse College to attending graduate school at Stanford Univestity. Tre’Vell also recounts their experiences working at the L.A. Times and their efforts to push the newspaper towards having more representation of different communities. They also opens up about when and […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Justin Cole & Dan Picarel, The Underclassmen

    Justin Cole and Dan Picarel are two musicians who make up the pop band The Underclassmen. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Justin and Dan found their ways to music in very different ways, but when they met in high school, they found they found they both had the same deep love for and knowledge about music. The instant connection led them to begin playing casual open mic nights and other events before officially declaring themselves a band. Just as they […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Riding the Wave With Mark Mester

    On this episode of the News Director’s Office, Mark Mester stops by to chat with Jason and Bobby about his journey. Mark opens up about immigrating to the United States from Hungary, and how attending boarding school shaped who he is today. He also shares some of the words of advice he has received throughout his career that has helped him achieve success as a journalist. Mark also talks about his passion for sports and surfing, and talks about some […]

  • The News Director’s Office: Hello, Dolly! Celebrating One Year in the Office

    We are celebrating the one year anniversary of The News Director’s Office! What better way to celebrate than by chatting with the patron saint of the podcast, Dolly Parton?! Ok, so we didn’t get the REAL Dolly, but we got the next best thing: professional Dolly impersonator, Charlene Rose! Charlene shares how she became a professional Dolly impersonator, being cast in a film by Sir Anthony Hopkins, and even meeting Dolly herself! Episode quote “It takes a lot of money […]

  • Spoken Dreams: Episode 100: B. Dave Walters Returns

    We’re celebrating 100 episodes of Spoken Dreams! The podcast launched in 2017, and has since shared 100 stories from aspiring actors, filmmakers, musicians, writers, artists and more as they work towards achieving their dreams in L.A.’s entertainment industry. To commemorate the milestone, B. Dave Walters returns to the podcast to give an update on what’s happened since his previous visit last year. Related show links: B. Dave Walters first “Spoken Dreams” episode Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish Vampire the […]

  • 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 […]

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