Jose Gaspar

Reporter

Jose Gaspar
Jose Gaspar
Reporter

When I started my job as a reporter for Eyewitness News, little did I suspect I would get the chance to get to know so many people and places in Kern County. That was in August 1988. Today the job is just as fulfilling and even more so than when I started back in the day when typewriters were used in the newsroom. Being a reporter means getting to know more than just places. It means getting to know people, the community and how lives are impacted by the so many different events that happen every day.

I was born in Mexico and raised in Chicago. Like many Kern County residents, English is my second language. Being bilingual makes me a perfect fit in Kern County where a communication gap often exists in communities such as Arvin, Lamont, Delano and others. I started my career as a journalist working in radio and then making the transition to television news six years later. It's a job that has taken me to countless places in and out of the country, including Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico and Cuba.

When I'm not working I like to spend time at the gym. My wife and I usually work out at least three times a week. I root for the Cubs, though it may be another 100 years before they get to a World Series. I like to read and stay in touch about issues impacting education.

My stories usually air at 5 and 6 p.m. weeknights. I like to get feedback from viewers on reports that I've done and some viewers are not shy at all about expressing their views, whether it's positive or not. Either way, I'd like to hear from you on any subject or story you may be interested about. If you have something you'd like to share with me, you can call me at (661) 325-6397 or send an e-mail using the link below. Muchas gracias!

You can e-mail me at jgaspar@bakersfieldnow.com.

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