Beloved CBS correspondent Dr. Max Gomez has died at the age of 72 after a long illness.
New Yorkers remember him as the senior medical correspondent who guided them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Gomez has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career for his coverage of topics from 9/11 to the AIDS epidemic.
He won awards from the Marfan Foundation and the Leukemia Society of America for reporting on a twin girl with leukemia.
His death leaves his two children, Max Gomez IV and Katie Gomez.
His colleagues remember him fondly when the New York CBS affiliate WCBS presented his life’s work and his awards.
“Dr. Gomez was deeply loved and respected in our newsroom, by healthcare professionals he worked with, patients who shared their stories with him and our viewers,” the news channel said.
“He was our internal advisor for anything that bothered us, helpful, genuinely concerned and never thought twice about going the extra mile.”
His death comes shortly after the news channel suddenly lost another of its own channels.
Meteorologist Elise Finch died unexpectedly in early July at the age of 51.
“Elise was a gifted and accomplished professional who took great care in her work. She has also been a wonderful ambassador in the community, including her hometown of Mount Vernon.” wrote the news partner after the news of her death.
They continued: “She was our bright light in the morning. We have had the great pleasure of working with Elise for 16 years.”
With her death, Finch was survived by her husband, Graig Henriques, and daughter, Grace.
Colleagues of Finch and Gomez made it their mission to share their memories and lovely thoughts about Gomez.
“He was one of the flagships of this place, as I like to call it,” host Chris Wragge said in a tribute to Gomez.
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Another presenter addressed his viewers.
“He was in tune with the viewer… In this business you have to have a connection. If there is no connection, there is no message. dr Max nailed it,” said Kristine Johnson.
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