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 nightmare drive in downtown DC, caused by the massive sinkhole on 14th and F streets, is not getting any better yet, it seems.
The "fairly complex" repair to the 54-inch sewer line, which was laid in 1897, could day several days to fully complete.
In his first public remarks since the story broke, former IRS head Douglas Shulman said: "I agree this is an issue that when someone spotted it, they should have brought it up the chain. And they didn't. I don't know why."
Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, Quantico-based agents with the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, were killed in a training accident off the coast of Virginia Beach.
"I want to apologize on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided," Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller told the committee.