Gonzalez has spent nearly 20 years in the news business. He started his career in Columbia, Missouri as a reporter in 1999 and finished his career as the 4 p.m. anchor at the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona.

Gonzalez was also the News Director and Evening Anchor at KAPP/KVEW ABC in Kennewick from March 2016 to July 2018. From 2014-16 Gonzalez was the morning anchor of the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, NC. Gonzalez also served in managing editor roles at the station. Before heading to Raleigh, Mike served as a morning and evening anchor for six years at ABC affiliate in Spokane. Gonzalez has won several AP awards for investigative reporting.

Gonzalez holds a B.A. in Communications from North Carolina State University and attended the well-respected University of Missouri graduate school. Gonzalez is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Washington.

He is also a former small business owner and the founder of the popular blog site, the Hispanic Food Network. Gonzalez serves on several boards, including the Tri-Cities Legislative Council, The Pasco Chamber of Commerce, DPDA, Columbia Basin Veterans Center, and the past president of the Hispanic Business Association of Spokane.