Eric Gonzales

Reporter

Eric Gonzales
Eric Gonzales
Reporter
I am Eric Gonzales and I am very excited about doing news here in Boise. I come here from San Antonio, Texas where I reported for KENS 5 for the past 2 years. Texas is a lot like Idaho with very nice people and the country feel.

Before that I worked at WSB in Atlanta and lived there for more than 10 years. I have family in both San Antonio and Atlanta so I do get a chance to go back to both cities. I started in NEWS as a photographer at KEYE in Austin Texas, another very cool place to be. SXSW and Eeyores birthday are a blast.

I also have had other ventures outside of news. I have my private pilot's license, an expired Texas real estate license, I am a property manager and I owned my own Mexican restaurant. I enjoy traveling and have been all over Europe but lately I have gravitated to warm beaches in the Bahamas and the Cayman islands. I box and I run about 21 miles a week. My favorite teams are the Houston Texans and whoever plays the Dallas Cowboys.

I am passionate about being a reporter and look forward to coming to KBOI every day. If you have a good story idea, I would be honored to tell it. My email is egonzales@kboi2.com

Recent stories by Eric Gonzales

Local New fire shelters in the works after 19 die in wildfire New fire shelters in the works after 19 die in wildfire (Video)
Brendan McDonough was the sole survivor of that blaze that took out 19 hotshot firefighters. McDonough was away from the line on lookout duty about a mile away, when the wind shifted and redirected the flames. His crew got trapped and killed inside their fire shelters. McDonough says he now has a grasp of how dangerous fire season can be.
Local Tiny houses tackle big homeless problem Tiny houses tackle big homeless problem (Video)
The tiny homes on wheels are seven feet by fourteen feet with 98 square feet of living space. Electricity is supplied by a solar panel and it has a sink supplied by a five gallon water jug. Scott says the best feature is that they are affordable at under $5,000.
Crime Details come out in murder for hire hearing Details come out in murder for hire hearing (Video)
Two men, believed to be involved in a double murder over drugs last May, appeared in Ada county court for a probable cause hearing. John Douglas, thought to be the shooter, is charged with murder. Anthony Robins Jr. is charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Local Wave of skate parks may take over two pools Wave of skate parks may take over two pools (Video) (Audio)
The city has no intentions of tearing down either pool because of their iconic designs. So Mayor Dave Bieter came up with an idea. During Tuesdays council meeting the mayor proposed rather than rehabbing the old pools, convert them to skate boarding parks and build two new pools.
Crime Dees' family: 'He could not have committed these murders' Dees' family: 'He could not have committed these murders' (Video)
Adam Dees' father says he last saw his son on Monday and that his son was in a good mood. Steve Dees says Adam told him about the ring he found, but said it looked muddy as if found on the side of the road and had a broken prong. He says they took it to a jeweler and had it appraised and cleaned. Steve says Adam was trying to do the right thing and find the ring’s owner, so he put an ad on craigslist in the lost and found section.
Local Feds: No wakes on the Lake Lowell in 30 days Feds: No wakes on the Lake Lowell in 30 days (Video)
Canyon County Commissioners met with representatives from Senator Mike Crapo's office. They're planning their strategy after they met with US Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday. They were told that they have 30 days before the government will restrict certain boats that cause wakes on Lake Lowell.
Local ACHD and Boise come together on parking sensors ACHD and Boise come together on parking sensors (Video)
There may be a change in direction for ACHD and the city, after Boise officials asked ACHD to reconsider their new smart meters in downtown Boise. ACHD says they were asked by The city of Boise to reconsider letting them use parking sensors for their new parking meters.