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.
The new ultra-secure IDs will be required to get into federal buildings and even to board a plane.
District of Columbia leaders and residents enjoy festivities Wednesday to mark the date in 1862 in which all the city's slaves were freed by President Lincoln.
The two-alarm fire may have been fueled by strong winds in the area Monday morning.
Locals rush to take in Cherry Blossoms as annual festival wraps up.
Planning around Mother Nature’s mercurial mood is at best, a risky endeavor. But on Wednesday evening, all eyes were aglow along the Tidal Basin in Washington.