Karina Gonzalez

Bilingual Student Reporter

Karina Gonzalez is a first-generation college student from Elk Grove, CA studying journalism and political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Karina is committed to honing her reporting skills and telling stories in a way that is engaging and effective across digital platforms.

Karina gravitates towards community reporting, especially involving the Latino community. As a bilingual reporter for Noticiero Movil and KUNR, Karina strives to tell stories that go unheard.

Outside of Karina's work world, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and going out to eat. She likes to keep herself busy and try new things. Karina appreciates meeting new people by communicating with them and getting to know their story.

People sit on lawn
Karina Gonzalez

The City of Reno held its second annual Fiesta event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Wingfield Park on Saturday. The park was filled music from all of Latin America and included performances by dancers and artists. People danced to the music or relaxed on the lawn, taking in the Latin experience.

Take a look at our photo gallery highlighting the event:

Karina Gonzalez

Read and listen in English 

El Sistema de Alerta de Emergencias del condado de Washoe es el primero en Nevada en emitir simultáneamente alertas de emergencia en inglés y español. Nuestra reportera Karina Gonzalez informa.

Washoe County’s Emergency Alert System is the first in Nevada to simultaneously issue a warning in both English and Spanish. Our reporter Karina Gonzalez has more.

A close-up of a green t-shirt with a logo reading "RENO DISPATCH" in gold and white letters. Below the lettering, are two circular gold embloms, one with a flame inside and the other with a shield.
Karina Gonzalez

Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end of a 911 call? Melissa Beltron is a public safety dispatcher in Washoe County trained to keep calm under pressure, but there are certain phone calls she says she can never forget. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism joined Beltron for her overnight shift in order to share her story.

Manifestantes sientan en el medio de la calle.
Karina Gonzalez

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El Fiscal General Jeff Sessions visitó Reno el 25 de Junio para dar un discurso en la conferencia para la Asociación Nacional de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares en el casino Peppermill. Aproximadamente 200 personas protestaron las políticas de Sessions y el Presidente Donald Trump afuera de la conferencia. Nuestra reportera, Karina Gonzalez, tiene la historia.

Manifestantes sientan en el medio de la calle.
Karina Gonzalez

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Reno Monday morning to speak at a conference for the National Association of School Resource Officers at the Peppermill Resort. Roughly 200 people gathered outside to protest Sessions and President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Reno Public Radio’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

Jeff Sessions habla en el escenario.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke Monday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno to over 1,000 school resource officers at a national school safety conference. As KUNR's Bree Zender reports, Sessions briefly focused on school safety, but spent much of his speech on issues surrounding undocumented immigrants.