Dr. Max Gomez has been seen regularly on WCBS-TV/Channel 2 in New York as the station's Health Reporter since 2007. In addition, he has been working in recent months on various exciting and challenging independent projects, while also accepting engagements to serve as a motivational or keynote speaker, Master of Ceremonies, Meet and Greet Celebrity, Corporate and Product Spokesperson and other similar duties. His rates are very fair and competitive.
Dr. Max joined NewsChannel 4 in January 1991, as the station's Health and Science Editor. His medical and health reports appeared Monday through Friday on 'Live at Five,' and he also contributed medical segments to the station's various newscasts. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Dr. Gomez has received five New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, an UPI honor for 'Best Documentary' for a 1986 report on AIDS and an 'Excellence in Time of Crisis' award from New York City after September 11. In addition, he was named the American Health Foundation's Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986.
Dr. Gomez is also the co-author of The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer, which explains how an innovative program consisting of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes may prevent prostate cancer. Dr. Gomez filed multiple reports as part of an on-going series on taking the 'Ultimate Risk'. Topics included a look at a baby born with liver damage who received a life-saving transplant from his own mother, as well as a report on two twin girls from Long Island, both suffering from Leukemia, who received bone marrow transplants from their seven-year old sister. In response to this report, Dr. Gomez received a national telvision jounralism award from the Leukemia Society of America.
Dr. Gomez rejoined NewsChannel 4 after serving as the medical reporter/health editor for WCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was the health and science editor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia ('84 - '91) and the health and science reporter/editor for WNEW-TV ('80 - '84). Dr. Gomez serves on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Prinecton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education, a city-wide group of 1,400 community-based after school programs that help tutor and mentor children in New York City. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism. Dr. Gomez is on the board of advisors for the Science Writers Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA; the Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund at the Children's Hospital of New York; and is a member of the honorary board of the Long Island chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He also served as the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for a decade in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez is bilingual in English and Spanish and graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1973. He received a Ph.D. from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1978 and was a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York's Rockefeller University ('78 - '80). Dr. Gomez currently resides in New York City.