Jose Gaspar

Other (Rural)

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 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. Muchas gracias!


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News Story

First prom held for gay, lesbian youth in Bakersfield

Jose Gaspar
BakersfieldNOW
June 18, 2016
The event was a collaboration between the Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and California Rural Legal Assistance. It was to celebrate the academic achievements of LGBTQ students who graduated from Junior High and High School.



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