Vince Gonzales is the coordinator of master’s programs for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. He is also a freelance correspondent/producer for SoCal Connected on KCET in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was a CNN freelance correspondent and, from 1998 to 2007, was a CBS News national correspondent (focusing on investigative stories) based in L.A.
Gonzales has also worked as a TV news reporter in the Denver, Phoenix and Dallas markets. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport (with bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications/journalism) and he received a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Gonzales also studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia.
His awards include three National News Emmys, two Local News Emmys, three Columbia University-Alfred I. duPont awards, four RTNA Golden Mikes, the L.A. Press Club’s Best Investigative Reporting award, the L.A. Press Club’s Best Documentary (TV) award, and honors from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and The National Headliner Awards. He was named 2005 Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.