Christina Gonzalez Biography
Christina Gonzalez is an american news reporter From Los Angeles, California. She reports for Fox 11(KTTV). She has worked with FOX 11 since 1990 to date. On May 1, 2007 she was involved in the immigration rally mêlée at MacArthur Park. She criticized LAPD officers after they pushed and struck her and several other members of the media during protests.
Christina Gonzalez Early Life
Gonzalez was born in New York, NY, USA and grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and Miami, Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Miami.
Christina Gonzalez Career
Christina began her career in radio producing shows for WNWS in Miami, Florida. From there she hosted popular radio talk shows and anchored news updates for KVVA Radio in Phoenix, Arizona. Her television broadcasting career began in the mid-1980s as a general assignment reporter for KTVW also in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gonzalez anchored the 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm newscasts for Univision’s Los Angeles-affiliate, KMEX. As a fill-in anchor, she was regularly seen on the station’s 6:30 pm newscast. In 1990, on joining Fox, she became the first journalist from a Spanish-language station to successfully “cross over” to English-language TV news.
In May 1991, Gonzalez spearheaded Fox 11’s On Our Toes program. This unique alternative ballet program for at risk teenagers was endorsed by the LA County Probation Department. Acknowledgement for her work with the dancers came from school districts and community agencies. An award for a half-hour special documenting On Our Toes was given by Women in Communications, with a 1993 Clarion Award for best public affairs program, and another Los Angeles area Emmy nomination for arts and culture programming. Her reports on the violence at the US/Mexico border were nominated for additional Emmys in 1991.
In 1994, Gonzalez wrote, produced and anchored another special, California Aids Ride about the week long, 530 mile fundraising cycling event. Her work received Golden Mike awards for best documentary, news videography, and videotape editing, and a regional Emmy Award nomination in 1995.
Gonzalez received a 1994 Golden Mike Award for best Spot News Reporting, a local 1994 Emmy nomination, and the LA Press Club’s Above and Beyond Award for her live-saving efforts at the fire scene. The city and county of Los Angeles and the California State Legislature commended her as well.
She wrote, produced and anchored Through the Eyes of the Children: War in Bosnia, a half-hour news special about children living in the uneasy peace of Sarajevo, in the former Yugoslavia. Through the Eyes of the Children received the Golden Mike Award for best documentary and was a finalist for the Edward R. Murrow Award.
In 1999, Gonzalez traveled to refugee camps in southeast Sudan, to work with and document the relief efforts battling a famine and civil war. That coverage earned her two Emmy nominations that year. Later that year she received another Golden Mike Award for her reporting on religious pilgrimages in Cuba and Haiti.
For her 2000 documentary work, she received two Los Angeles area Emmy awards. “Black and Brown” When Colors Collide“, examined interracial tensions between teenagers. Another half-hour special, “LA Riots…From This Day Forward“, looked at changes since the deadliest urban riots in U.S. history, which Gonzalez herself covered for Fox 11, in 1992. In 2001, she received three more Emmy nominations for investigative reports on slave labor, health care abuses and features on horse training.
In 2002, Gonzalez’ undercover investigation and reporting on pyramid schemes led to the raid and prosecution of what LAPD officials allege to be the most extensive pyramid fraud in the history of Los Angeles. Light of Gold Pyramid Scheme was honored at the 2002 Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards.
Christina Gonzalez Net Worth
Christina has an estimated net worth of 400,000 dollars as of 2019.
Christina Gonzalez Husband
Gonzalez was formerly married to radio talk show host Tom Leykis. After allegedly finding and investigating some hotel receipts, he discovered that she had cheated on him leading to their divorce. He discovered that she had cheated on him leading to their divorce, t was suggested that she cheated on him with co-worker and news anchor, actor and voice-over actor Fernando Escandon. Gonzalez’s current husband is a retired Southern California Police Officer. The couple live in Los Angeles.
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