When dispatched to the field, Val Gonzales will surely work with grit. It doesn’t matter how tremendous the gamble is, and how long it will take him in the battlefield to scoop a quality story that is of relevance to the public. He is a reporter – and a person – who does not retreat in the face of the toughest threats and challenges.
Val started his career in the radio industry as a volunteer reporter for DZRH Operation Tulong in 1999. That same year, he was cited as Operation Tulong’s “Reporter of the Year”. He does volunteer reporting while making both ends meet as a hotel employee, a waiter, and a telephone operator. In 2011, DZRH hired him as one of its beath reporters.
Val, apart from being a field reporter, has his own Saturday program in DZRH. He anchors the youth-oriended program “Boses ng Kabataan” with Jana Abejero.