John Gonzalez

Playing Through the Pain

Ask sports fans from across the country to describe Boston, and you’ll hear this: “City of Champions.” Ask athletes themselves the same question, and you’ll hear it described in very different terms: as a city of racists. If it’s not…

Charlie in Charge

The Red Sox just won another title, the Patriots look poised for their fourth of the decade, and even the Celtics have the swagger of champs again. Which leaves the hapless Bruins fighting to rescue themselves from obscurity. That’s where…

The Gonz Show: Tommy Amaker

Harvard’s new men’s basketball coach has a winning plan for his team—but it doesn’t include taking advice from John Gonzalez. What happened at Michigan? When you started there, the program was reeling from NCAA sanctions. You cleaned it up, but…

The Gonz Show: Richard Marinick

The Southie cop turned robber (and now former inmate) has banged out anew novel-and our John Gonzalez is a little intimidated. You’re well versed in martial arts and boxing, and you know how to handle a gun. Ever think of…

The Gonz Show: Ogi Ogas

The neuroscientist scores big on game shows, and plans to share his secrets online. But can he make John Gonzalez smarter? You won $500,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire last year. Do you sleep on top of a…

…And Now a Few Words from the Hosts

They have well-earned reputations as two of the toughest interviewers in town. Both celebrate big milestones this year. And as we found out, Emily Rooney and Jim Braude prove just as provocative when they’re the ones fielding the questions. Compared…

The Gonz Show: Mindy Kaling

The Office is full of locals, including the Cambridge native who plays Kelly. And there may even be a job opening for John Gonzalez. So, Mindy isn’t your real name. I would go by my real one, Vera, if it…

Jacobson Out at WCVB

It’s been a long time coming. After 35 years, Natalie Jacobson is leaving WCVB. Her last broadcast will be July 18. It should feel like more of a shock, but, then, the signs have pointed to this endgame for a…