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Is Juan Gonzalez Married? Wife, Family, Net Worth - Detailed Personal Life

Date: 22 Oct, 2018

Is Juan Gonzalez Married? Wife, Family, Net Worth - Detailed Personal Life

Juan González is a Puerto-Rico born American progressive journalist and reporter who regularly appears as a co-host on the news program Democracy Now!. The 70 years old has been associated with news reporting since his early age in school.

Juan's profession is as clear as crystal, but his personal life is a mystery to many people. His low-key married life has generated curiosity among the folks.

Juan Gonzalez: From Married Life/Wife to Career

Unlike his professional life, Juan looks covert in case of his personal life. It is known that Juan got married twice, but the reporter has been able to confine the identity of both of his wife.

Juan is a father of two children from his two marriages. Some sources suggest that he used to live with one of his wives and his daughter, who was in her teens that time, in Inwood, New York City.

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Juan has not talked much about his family on his social account but did mention his daughter in a tweet back in 2014. Juan, in the post, stated that he is going to attend People's Climate March in New York City with his youngest daughter in September that year.

Juan mentioned his daughter in one of his tweets in September 2014. (Photo: Juan González's Twitter)

Although he did not reveal his daughter's name, the post evinces that he loves enjoying moments with his daughter. 

Juan González was born on 15 October 1947 in Ponce, Puerto Rico to father Juan “Pepe" González and mother Florinda Rivera González. After Juan's birth, his family relocated to the United States, and he grew up in East Harlem and Brooklyn. 

Juan was editor-in-chief of the newspaper of Berriman Junior High School and Franklin K.Lane High School in his student life. After his high school education, he went to Columbia University and graduated in the mid-1960s. Juan was a student protester at the University and became a founding member of the Young Lords, the influential Puerto Rican activist.

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Juan joined the Philadelphia Daily News as a clerk in 1978 and later became a reporter. In 1988, he moved to New York and was employed as a columnist in the New York Daily News.

After holding the experience for nearly 28 years, he left the newspaper in 2016. Juan is also a regular co-host of the radio and television program Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman since 1996. 

For his outstanding work in journalism, Juan received the George Polk Award in 1998 and 2011. He was introduced to the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015.

The two-time recipient of the George Polk Award co-hosts Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Their recent coverage includes the United Arab Emirates hiring U.S. mercenaries to carry out assassinations of political and clerical leaders in Yemen (Oct 2018).

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Apart from his stellar journalism career, veteran reporter González is also an author who has written several books. Co-authoring the book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media (2011) with fellow American journalist Joseph Torres, he has written four other books:

  • Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities (2017)
  • Roll Down Your Window: Stories of a Forgotten America
  • Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
  • Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse (2002)

It's no wonder that Juan has earned an abundant amount of net worth from his journalism career for more than four decades. He enjoys more than the annual average salary of $53K as a radio and television host for his long-time serving in the media.