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Juan Gonzalez
  • Juan González is a Puerto Rican-born American progressive journalist.
  • Juan has two children from his two marriages.
  • Juan was the editor-in-chief of the Berriman Junior High School.

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Who is Juan González?

Juan González is a Puerto Rican-born American progressive journalist and reporter who co-hosts the news show Democracy Now! on a regular basis. The 70-year-old has been involved in news reporting since he was in elementary school.

Juan’s career is crystal evident, but his personal life is a mystery to many. His low-key marital life has piqued the public’s interest.

Juan Gonzalez: From Marriage to Career

Juan appears secretive in his personal life, in contrast to his work life.

It is known that Juan married twice, but the reporter was able to keep the identities of both of his wives private.

Juan has two children from his two marriages.

According to other stories, he used to reside in Inwood, New York City,

with one of his wives and his daughter, who was in her teens at the time.

Juan hasn’t said much about his family on social media, but he did mention his daughter in a tweet in 2014.

He claimed in the article that he will attend the People’s Climate March in New York City with his youngest daughter in September of that year.

Juan González information

Juan González was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on October 15, 1947, to father Juan “Pepe” González and mother Florinda Rivera González.

Juan’s family moved to the United States shortly after his birth, and he grew up in East Harlem and Brooklyn.

During his high school years, Juan was the editor-in-chief of the Berriman Junior High School and Franklin K. Lane High School newspapers.

He attended Columbia University after high school and graduated in the mid-1960s.

Juan was a University student protester who went on to become a founder member of the prominent Puerto Rican activist group, the Young Lords.

Juan began working as a clerk for the Philadelphia Daily News in 1978 and ultimately rose through the ranks to become a reporter.

He relocated to New York in 1988 and began working as a columnist for the New York Daily News.

He retired from the publication in 2016 after over 28 years of service.

Juan has also been a regular co-host of Amy Goodman’s radio and television show Democracy Now! since 1996.

Juan got the George Polk Award in 1998 and 2011 for his great journalism work.

In 2015, he was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame.

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The two-time George Polk Award winner co-hosts Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

Their recent coverage covers the United Arab Emirates recruiting American mercenaries to assassinate political and religious figures in Yemen (Oct 2018).

Aside from his great journalism career, veteran reporter González is also a published author of multiple novels.

He co-wrote News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media (2011) with fellow American journalist Joseph Torres, and he has also published four additional books:

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez with his host mate source: WPKN

Bill de Blasio and the Movement to Put an End to America’s Tale of Two Cities (2017)

Roll Down Your Window: America’s Forgotten Stories

Harvest of Empire: A Latino History in America

The Environmental Impacts of the World Trade Center Collapse (2002)

It’s no surprise that Juan has amassed a sizable net worth over the course of his four-decade media career.

For his long service in the media, he earns more than the annual average wage of $53K for a radio and television show.