As a Latin American Correspondent for CBS News, Gomez has covered stories in 23 Latin American countries and the Caribbean. He covered the Nicaraguan Civil War, the ouster of dictator Anastasio Somoza, the Civil War in El Salvador and the Mariel Boatlift in Cuba. Gomez has interviewed( among others) Fidel Castro, Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza, El Salvadoran President Jose Napolean Duarte, Jamaican President Edward Seaga and Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Gomez has also worked as an NBC News West Coast Correspondent. He's covered two national conventions (RNC,1972 and DNC, 1988). Gomez is the recipient of an Emmy Award for news (1993) and has also been awarded the Edward r. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism. Gomez has also worked for WPLG-TV, WBBM-TV, WNBC and WWOR (New York City).