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Marty Gonzalez is weekend anchor of “KRON 4 Morning News Weekend.” In addition to his work at KRON 4, Gonzalez is an associate professor in the Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts department at San Francisco State University.
Prior to being named weekend anchor in July 1996, Gonzalez was a general assignment reporter for KRON 4. From 1988 to 1995, Gonzalez was the East Bay Bureau chief for KGO-TV in San Francisco. Before that, he worked at KCRA-TV in Sacramento as a general assignment reporter. From 1980 to 1987, he was producer and host of KCRA’s “De Colores,” a monthly public affairs show exploring Latino issues.
As a reporter, Gonzalez has traveled all over the world. His work has taken him to Central America to explore the impact of anti-American sentiment during the early ‘80s, Vatican City in Rome to profile Pope John Paul II, Houston and Florida to report on NASA, Baja California to profile the migration of gray whales, Mexico City to cover the 1985 earthquake, Los Angeles to report on the Northridge earthquake and Rodney King riots, and Alaska to profile its 25th anniversary of statehood. Recently, he has completed special reports and documentaries from China and Cuba that have aired on KRON 4.
Gonzalez’s reporting from the Oakland Cypress Structure during the ‘89 Loma Prieta earthquake contributed to KGO’s Peabody Award for coverage of the quake. He has also received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Gonzalez received his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from California State University at Chico. In 1993, he received a Kiplinger Fellowship Award and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Journalism at Ohio State University.
In his spare time Gonzalez enjoys working out, photography, traveling and reading. He lives in the EastBay with his wife and two children.