Phoenix-Based Bureau Reporter
Pedro Gomez joined ESPN in April 2003 as a reporter based in Phoenix, serving as a correspondent on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and additional studio shows.
For much of 2005 and 2006, Gomez’ full-time assignment was to report on Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants (who are based in Phoenix for Spring Training), his quest for Babe Ruth’s home-run mark and the swirl of controversy surrounding Bonds and his alleged use of steroids.
Gomez is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, has covered more than 15 World Series 10 All-Star Games, and is a voting member for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gomez came to ESPN from the Arizona Republic where he had served as a sports columnist and national baseball writer since 1997. In 1999 he won first place, sports enterprise, for “Discovering the Home I Never Knew” from the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors Association. He also won the Silver Ingot Award – the Arizona Republic’s award for an outstanding series or body of work.
Prior to working for the Arizona Republic, Gomez wrote for several newspapers. He was the Oakland Athletics beat writer for the Sacramento Bee from 1995-97 and at the San Jose Mercury News from 1990-1994. In between covering the A’s, Gomez served as a national baseball writer for the Miami Herald from 1994-95. Prior to that, he wrote for the San Diego Union, and the Miami News from 1988-90 and 1985-88, respectively.
Gomez attended the University of Miami, majoring in journalism.