Rio Gomez Wiki – Rio Gomez Biography
Rio Gomez is the son of Pedro Gomez. He was an American sports journalist. He worked as a reporter for ESPN from 2003 to 2021, contributing to the network’s SportsCenter show. He was primarily a baseball reporter and was also a member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who cast election votes for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He covered 25 World Series and 22 Major League Baseball All-Star Games.
Gomez wrote for the The Miami News from 1985 to 1988 and then the The San Diego Union from 1988 to 1990. After years of covering high schools and general assignment sports in Miami, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area, Gomez became a full-time baseball beat writer in 1992, covering the Oakland Athletics for the San Jose Mercury News and Sacramento Bee from 1990 to 1997.
During his tenure as a writer covering the Athletics, Gomez, a lifetime baseball fan, covered major stories such as the Cincinnati Reds victory over the defending World Series champion A’s in 1990, Jose Canseco’s trade to the Texas Rangers for Rubén Sierra in 1992, Rickey Henderson’s 1,000th stolen base, and other moments of relative importance to the team.
Gomez started working as a reporter for ESPN in 2003. Based in Phoenix, he served as a correspondent on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight as well as other studio shows. During 2005 and 2006, Gomez gained noteriety for reporting on San Francisco Giants player Barry Bonds and his quest to hit Babe Ruth’s homerun record facing controversy in regards to his alleged use of steroids.
Prior to ESPN, he worked as a sports columnist and national baseball writer for the Arizona Republic. He also worked at the San Jose Mercury News, reporting on the Oakland A’s, and also worked at the Sacramento Bee. His reporting resume also included Miami Herald, San Diego Union and the Miami News.
Rio Gomez Age
Rio Gomez’s age is unclear.
He is the son of Pedro Gomez and Sandra Gomez.
Pedro Gomez Cause of Death
Pedro Gomez, a highly-regarded SportsCenter reporter for ESPN, has died unexpectedly at the age of 58, the network’s PR team confirmed.
“ESPN remembers SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez, who passed away unexpectedly today at the age of 58,” the network wrote on its Twitter page.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” ESPN’s statement read. The cause of death was not given.
ESPN’s statement made it clear that Gomez will be missed by many.
“Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly Pedro was a kind dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who loved him at this extraordinarily difficult time.
The statement came from James Pitaro, chairman, ESPN and Sports Content.
It was revealed that Gomez died at his home.
“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach and mentor,” the Gomez family said in a statement to ESPN. “He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this afternoon.”
His page retweeted a Super Bowl post nine hours before news of his death broke.
Tributes flowed in to social media for Gomez. Here are some of the reactions on social media:
ESPN’s Bob Ley wrote, “More than an elite journalist, Pedro Gomez was a good and decent man, so proud of his family, and his heritage. His loss is a hammer blow to all who knew this life force. Send one up tonight for his family and friends.
ESPN’s Dan Shulman wrote, “Incredibly sad news. Loved his job, loved life. Always had a smile on his face. Deepest condolences to his family.”
“This just shut down everything tonight. Pedro was the kindest soul, a relentlessly hard worker and always upbeat ready to tackle a story. He was a friend who loved baseball and his family more than anything. Prayers to them right now,” wrote Britt McHenry of Fox News.
Steve Gardner, a sports reporter for USA Today, wrote, “This is just horrible news. Pedro was incredibly kind and welcoming to me when I first started covering MLB games. I will always remember his kindness and his baseball knowledge. He will be missed terribly. Prayers go out to his family and his ESPN family.”
“A husband, father, friend and respected colleague. So, so sad. Pedro was able to laugh at himself and make others laugh. A story teller whose friendship was a gift. A great teammate. Thoughts to his wife and children. Just awful news,” wrote ESPN’s Karl Ravech.
His net worth is unclear.