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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

David Gonzalez joins KHOU 11

WEAR Pensacola, Florida MMJ/Reporter/Anchor/Producer David Gonzalez joins KHOU 11 as an MMJ

The other day on social media, I posted about a recent local TV news Knight Foundation report that got a lot of notice. While I'm not dedicating an entire post to this topic on my blog, I did want to slip it into a TV news related post so here you go.

David González joins ABC7 KABC Los Angeles

The report says while local TV news is a profit center, there are some challenging days ahead:

"Future of local TV news: In order to continue to engage audiences, TV news needs to move away from the crashes and crime stories that dominate their coverage to offer more value for viewers, by producing more enterprise and investigative pieces that are critical to people’s everyday lives."

Back on topic at hand, maybe someone who will help pioneer changes in the TV biz is new KHOU 11 Multi-skilled Journalist (MMJ) David Gonzalez.

"I grew up watching the news in the morning before going to school," Gonzalez said in his bio. "I clearly remember moments that changed the world as we know it like the mass shooting at Columbine High School, the terrorists attacks on 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. I wanted to help those most affected. I became enthralled by the reporters who got to tell the stories of those most affected."

He arrives from Sinclair-owned WEAR in Pensacola, Florida where he has worked for the last three years as an MMJ/Reporter/Anchor/Producer (I'm sure KHOU doesn't want you holding his old stomping grounds against him).

Before that he worked at Nexstar owned KFDX Wichita Falls as a reporter.

He got his start in the TV news biz at Raycom owned KOLD Tucson, AZ.

Gonzalez earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 2010.

According to his bio, he is a first generation American raised in Santa Ana, California in a traditional Hispanic household speaking Spanish. He is the first in his family to go to college. His parents are an inspiration to him.

"They immigrated from their respective countries in the 70s and 80s and gave my three sisters and I a great upbringing," Gonzalez said in his bio. "I want to make them proud with anything and everything I do."

(Thanks Taylor)

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