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Christina Gonzalez

Award winning broadcast journalist Christina Gonzalez is a general assignment reporter for Fox 11 10 O'clock News. Her reports range from live breaking news stories, to special investigations and features.

For her documentary work, she received two Los Angeles area Emmy awards in the year 2000. 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.

More recently, 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.

With over a dozen Emmy nominations for reporting, writing, and producing, Gonzalez has proven to be a multi talented journalist.

In 2001: three nominations for investigative reports on slave labor, health care abuses and features on horse training.

In 1999, she received a Golden Mike Award for her reporting of religious pilgrimages in Cuba and Haiti.

Just before that, 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.

In 1997, Gonzalez 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 prestigious Edward R Murrow award.

In 1994, Gonzalez wrote, produced and anchored another special, "California Aids Ride" about the weeklong 530 miles 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.

For live reports from the Burlington Apartments fire, 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 Legislative Assembly commended her as well.

Gonzalez garnered additional Emmy nominations in 1999 for Hard News Reporting, in 1994 for Fox 11's team coverage of the Southland fires and in 1992 for News Reporting and News Writing for "The Battered Badge", a special edition of Fox 11 10 O'clock News examining the relationship between Southland law enforcement agencies and the community.

Her reports on the violence at the US/Mexico border were nominated for additional Emmys in 1991.

An active community supporter, Gonzalez is a frequent guest speaker, counsel to young people, and mentor for several schools and colleges. Her involvement has garnered recognition from several Southland organizations and city governments, including the Los Angeles city council, which cited her for her "extraordinary commitment and numerous contributions to serving the community."

The California House of Representatives lauded her "effort for deserving women in the 34th Congressional District".

In May 1991, Gonzalez spearheaded Fox 11's "On Our Toes". This unique ballet alternative 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.
Awards for a half hour special documenting "On Our Toes" came from Women in Communications, with a 1993 Clarion Award for best public affairs program, and another Los Angeles area Emmy nomination for arts & culture programming.

Prior to joining Fox 11, Gonzalez anchored the 6pm and 10pm newscasts for Univision's Los Angeles affiliate: KMEX. As a fill-in anchor, she was regularly seen in the network's 6:30pm news. In 1990, upon joining Fox, she became the first journalist from a Spanish language Station to successfully "cross over" to English Language TV news.

Her TV experience began in Phoenix, Arizona, where Gonzalez worked at KTVW as a general assignment reporter in the mid 80s. Before that, she worked in the radio news talk format, hosting popular talk shows and anchoring news updates for KVVA Radio in Phoenix, and producing shows for WNWS in Miami, Florida.

A New York City native, Gonzalez was graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, with a degree in international finance and marketing. She is a member of American Women in Radio and Television, the California Chicano News Media Association, Women in Film, the American Association of University Women and the Los Angeles Press Club.

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