Carlos Hernandez Gomez 1973-2010

January 18, 2010

CLTV political reporter -- and former Illinois Public Radio reporter -- Carlos Hernandez Gomez has died at the age of 36.

Hernandez Gomez, who had been with CLTV since 2005, died Sunday in Northwestern Memorial Hospital after more than a yearlong bout with cancer.

Hernandez Gomez, who was known for his trademark fedora and machine-gun style of questioning public figures, covered the administrations of former Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, as well as Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Cook County Presidents John and Todd Stroger.

Before starting at CLTV, Hernandez Gomez covered local and national politics for WBEZ and the Chicago Reporter. He also worked in Chicago for Los Angeles' Spanish-language daily, La Opinion.

Survivors include his wife, WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo Hernandez.

Story source: AP

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