Karen Gonzalez is a Communication Studies and Journalism graduate from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. During her studies she was selected as a summer intern for RIO Farms, INC., to help develop a South Texas AVA- or American Viticulture Area- called the Wild Horse Desert.
An AVA is a federally designated identification for grape growing regions.
During her Internship, she studied local geology, soils, weather, and viticulture to develop a petition and a nine-minute show that was showcased in the 2016 grape growing and wine festival.
After her Internship, Gonzalez acquired an Assistant Manager position at UTRGV-TV. Here Gonzalez gained newsroom experience which later helped her transition to NBC Universal/Telemundo 40 as an Intern. She wrote for KTLM’s Spanish web page, traveled with reporters, and confirmed breaking news with local officials.
On January 2017, Gonzalez became part of the KRGV news team as a Spanish Content Translator. Later, she transitioned to a studio camera operator. She was hired as a Weather Forecaster in September of 2017, after training under the wing of Chief Meteorologist Tim Smith.
Gonzalez and her husband enjoy the outdoors, photography, hiking, marathons, traveling and family barbecues. She is a big fan of 80’s and 90’s alternative rock, basketball, and tacos.
She adores tacos.
Gonzalez aspires to expand her forecasting career with KRGV’s new Spanish newscast - Noticias a las Nueve. Gonzalez’s next long-term goal is to work towards her Meteorology degree.
You can contact Karen through email.