Richard Gonzales Biography
Richard Gonzales is an American San Francisco-based National Desk Correspondent for NPR. Gonzales’ coverage has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the United States Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court, and any other legal, political, or social developments in Northern California that are relevant to the rest of the country.
Richard Gonzales Age
Gonzales likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 70’s.
Richard Gonzales Height
Gonzales stands at a height of 1.7 meters.
Richard Gonzales Family
Gonzales has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Richard has any siblings.
Richard Gonzales Wife
Gonzales is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Richard being in any past relationship with anyone.
Richard Gonzales Net Worth
Gonzales has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Richard Gonzales Salary
Gonzales earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Richard Gonzales Education
Gonzales earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard College. In his hometown of Richmond, California, he co-founded Familias Unidas, a bi-lingual social assistance program.
Richard Gonzales NPR
Gonzales began working for NPR in May 1986. During the Iran-Contra Affair and the end of apartheid in South Africa, he covered the US State Department. He became White House Correspondent four years later, covering the build-up to the Gulf War and President George W. Bush’s failed re-election effort. From 1993 to 1994, Gonzales covered the US Congress for NPR, focused on NAFTA, immigration, and welfare reform.
Gonzales began his current post in September 1995, following a year as a John S. Knight Fellow of Journalism at Stanford University. Gonzales was honored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons with the Broadcast Journalism Award in 2009. In 2004 and 2005, he received the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s PASS Award for reports on California’s juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.
Gonzales worked as a freelance producer for public television station KQED in San Francisco before joining NPR. He worked for KPFA, a radio station in Berkeley, CA, from 1979 to 1985 as a reporter, producer, and later, public affairs director.
Gonzales is currently working at NPR where he works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Eleanor Beardsley
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Deborah Amos
- Daniel Alarcon
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah