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Trevier Gonzalez

Trevier is a multiskilled journalist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE.
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Trevier Gonzalez

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Though he was born in a small Minnesota city, Trevier spent much of his early life in southeast Texas and considers the state’s easternmost city of Orange his hometown. While attending Lamar University in the neighboring city of Beaumont, Trevier discovered a love for photography and storytelling altogether, where he quickly immersed himself in print, radio and you guessed it – television news!

After graduating with a BS in broadcast journalism in 2017, Trevier began his professional career working for the Roswell Daily Record, a newspaper famous for its coverage of the 1947 UFO Incident. Trevier worked as the paper’s first and only multimedia-crime reporter by introducing video storytelling in addition to traditional newspaper coverings of breaking news and local court cases while also often hunting for the best front-page photo.

With Roswell being so small, Trevier often ran into a bureau reporter named Allison Martinez who worked for the CBS-affiliate KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque. The pair soon became the best of friends and once Martinez transferred to ABQ – Trevier was offered a photojournalist position shortly after.

Being paired with a number of experienced reporters while also challenging his own photographic eye, Trevier gained a professional appreciation for television news and all those who helped make a newscast happen.

After a little more than two years, the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic pressed Trevier to not only move closer to family but begin his on-camera reporting career. Trevier began reporting for KRIS 6 News in Corpus Christi as a multimedia journalist where he worked on more community and feature-driven content. It was about a year later when he would then be offered a reporting position for KRGV-TV, an independent station in the Rio Grande Valley at the Texas-Mexico border.

Trevier quickly became the station’s sole “nightside” reporter, often presenting stories with a harder angle and highlighting issues troubling the city of McAllen and its neighboring areas. Though he was entrusted to cover breaking news at practically any moment, Trevier gained an appreciation for the processes within local government as well as the election at both city and statewide levels, including the ongoing gubernatorial race between Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke.

When Trevier is not thinking about the news, he enjoys taking still photos of rural landscapes and urban areas in addition to people and animals. He isn’t very talented at rollerblading but still tries to anyway. (Please be nice if you see him struggling.)

You can email him a story tip to tgonzalez@tegna.com, and follow him on Twitter @TrevierG.

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