The Rick Lakin Podcast

Episode 8 - Bernard Gonzales - Journalism in the 21st Century

January 15, 2016

The subject is Journalism in the 21st Century and my guest is Bernard Gonzales, Journalism Professor at Southwestern College, Chula Vista

Bernard Gonzales got his Broadcasting degree at Long Beach State and recently got a Masters Degree in Digital Journalism from National University


Bernard over 20-year’s experience in the broadcast journalism industry as a reporter/anchor, field producer/writer. More than half my career was spent in the nations second largest media market, Los Angeles. While there I worked at KTTV, Fox 11 and KCBS, Channel 2. I have covered numerous major breaking news stories and history making events.



He began his broadcast Journalism career at the Fox Flagship station in LA rising to the position of Orange County Bureau Chief and he covered many events including the slow speed chase of OJ Simpson.


He then spent 5 years at the NBC affiliate in San Diego covering live events such as the fires in North County.


Entering the public sector, Bernard spent 7 years as the Public Information officer for the Chula Vista Police Department and as Senior Council Assistant to Mary Salas, now the mayor of Chula Vista.


For the past 3-years I have been an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista teaching Mass Media Communications, Public Speaking and Journalism.

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