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
  • Heidi Luerra, RAW Natural Born Artists

    Heidi Luerra is the founder and CEO of RAW Natural Born artists, an organization that spotlights independent artists and creatives and provides them with tools, resources, and exposure to help them thrive in their creative careers. Originally from Redding, California, Heidi grew up set on having a future as a fashion designer. She chased that dream all the way through high school, and when she finally graduated, she made the move down to Los Angeles to attend fashion school and […]

  • Getting Personal with David Lazarus

      On this episode of the podcast, Jason and Bobby chat with Los Angeles Times columnist and KTLA contributor David Lazarus. Laz opens up about his difficult journey to kick his dependency on prescription drugs, which he recently detailed in a pair of L.A. Times columns. He also shares how he adapts his role as a storyteller between print media and broadcast. Laz also talks about which “shticks” landed him in a little hot water with the bosses. Episode quote […]

  • Breaking Down the Emmys with Patrick Gomez

    Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez joins the News Director’s Office to talk all things Emmys! Jason, Patrick, and Bobby go through each of the big categories and share who they think will take home the awards. Patrick also reveals the show you’re probably not watching, but you should be. The Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 22nd. Related show links: Patrick Gomez’s EW Bio Patrick Gomez on Social Media: Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS […]

  • Cristina Vargas, Actress

    Cristina Vargas is an actress and aspiring model & voice actor. She grew up in Hollywood surrounded by the entertainment industry, but didn’t know until later that she would be pursuing a career as a performer. Cristina was shy growing up, and experienced some bullying in school. She never felt like she fit in. After joining an after school program, Cristina became involved in the arts. It was there that she began to discover what she really wanted out of […]

  • A Labor of Love with Sara Welch | The News Director’s Office

    KTLA reporter Sara Welch joins Jason and Bobby in the Office. She talks about the journey that took her from the second smallest news market in the country to the second largest. She also tells the story about how she met her husband, and shares her love of dogs. Sara also opens up about her dramatic pregnancy and its aftermath after her son Bo was born just 28 weeks into her pregnancy. Episode quote “I’d rather be right than be […]

  • Second Chances & Giving Back With Danny Trejo

    Actor, social justice activist, and restaurateur Danny Trejo joins Jason and Bobby in the News Director’s Office. Danny talks about his involvement with Project Angel Food. He also shares some of his storied history, including how he escaped a troubled past and found his way onto television and film. Danny reflects on his career, his life philosophy, and also recounts the harrowing moments he helped rescue a baby from a car crash. Episode quote “Everything good that has happened to […]

  • Peter Moffatt, Actor/Filmmaker

    Peter Moffatt is a Hollywood hopeful by way of Missouri. Peter describes growing up as an inside kid—mostly staying indoors and becoming enthralled with television. Sadly, when he was still just a kid, Peter’s father passed away, and Peter was left searching meaning and for a role model. He finally began to break out of his shell after joining theater to impress a school crush, and found found he really loved performing. He even went to college for theater. Then, […]

  • The Miami Connection With Laurie Stein

    In this episode, Jason is in Miami visiting his friend and former colleague Laurie Stein. Jason and Laurie worked together at WPLG in Miami during the late ’90s. Jason and Laurie reflect on some of the biggest stories in Miami news, including the murder of Gianni Versace and the political frenzy surrounding Elián González. Laurie opens up about what she misses most about working in news, and shares her new venture and love for producing handmade candles. Episode quote “It […]

  • ‘Chicago’s Very Own’ Jennifer Lyons

    Jen Lyons is the Director of News & Content at WGN-TV in Chicago. She has previously been named “The most powerful woman in Chicago journalism.” Jason and Bobby caught up with Jen at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Miami, where she discussed the value of mentoring young journalists. She also talks about her career at WGN, and what makes the station so special. Jennifer also reveals the reasons why she made the stunning decision to resign from […]

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