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 Lite rail may be light years away Lite rail may be light years away (Video)
Meridian's master plan called Destination downtown, has options for light rail on existing tracks that would flow through the center of town. There are also plans for downtown transit that would loop the business district.
Local Meridian construction project feels like forever Meridian construction project feels like forever (Video)
A spokeswoman for the Meridian Development Corporation says they've been working on an urban renewal project in downtown Meridian since March. But businesses that have to look at street cones all day for the past couple of months say the construction is getting old
Local City Center Plaza construction in full force City Center Plaza construction in full force
The company says when they're done, there will be restaurants, Boise State's Computer Science school and two convention center buildings above the underground bus terminal. This week they have to shut down part of main street to get a crane erected to finish the job.
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.