John Gonzalez is a general assignment reporter with ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8. This native Washingtonian joined NewsChannel 8 in 1998 as a videotape editor and shortly made the jump to the role of photo-journalist. Now, John is reporting, spending much of his time covering D.C. politics. During his time here, John has also covered several high-profile stories including the funeral for President Ronald Reagan, the September 11th attack on the Pentagon and the return of Baseball in the District.
John is a proud graduate of Paint Branch High in Burtonsville, Md., and received a Broadcast Journalism degree from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. John says he is extremely honored and blessed to be doing what he loves in his hometown.
When John is not running around with a microphone in his hand, he loves to watch good movies, spend quality time with his family and play sports. He's actually a veteran on the stations' softball team (go 78'ers). John Married his High school sweet heart Jennifer and they now live in Maryland with the love of their lives "Nala"... their 8 year old doggy.
Three car accidents in Prince George's County claimed two lives overnight and left a third victim in critical condition.
Road crews in Virginia and Maryland are tackling snow covered side streets and neighborhoods Tuesday. Many side streets are still covered after Monday's winter storm.
Snow came down hard Wednesday morning. And it didn't take long to cover up everything, even main roads like Route 1 in College Park. It wasn't exactly white out conditions, but visibility was poor at times.
The D.C. Council held a hearing Monday on the death of Cecil Mills, the longtime District employee who died of cardiac arrest across the street from a fire station. Four others had stories of friends or family who died from what they called DC Fire/EMS incompetence.
Frustration is growing for people affiliated with the University of Maryland as they try to find out whether hackers stole their social security numbers. There are now problems with the phone lines that are supposed to provide answers.