CBS News names Fin Gómez political director

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CBS News White House producer Fin Gómez has been named political director for the division.

Gómez begins his new role in late February 2022 and will continue to be based in Washington, D.C.

Gómez brings cross-platform political journalistic experience to his new role, including seven years as a White House producer for CBS News, and prior to that, for Fox.

He has also covered four presidential campaigns and three administrations.

Gómez will oversee the network’s political campaign coverage on a daily basis and report to Mary Hager, who recently assumed the role of executive editor for politics, in addition to her longtime role as executive producer of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“As we look to the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election, we’re bringing together a powerhouse political team of correspondents, reporters and producers at CBS News who are committed to providing quality, comprehensive campaign coverage across our broadcast and streaming networks,” said Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations, in a statement. “Fin’s experience, energy and drive to break news will help deliver vital information Americans need to make informed decisions about the candidates and the issues.”

“I’m thrilled to have Fin heading up our CBS News political unit as we find ourselves in this critical time in American politics,” said Hager in the same statement. “Fin’s reporting experience on the campaign trail and the White House beat – combined with his passion and instincts for pursuing the key stories – reflect the best of the tradition of CBS News.”

Gómez was most recently a White House producer for CBS News, supporting newsgathering efforts on the White House beat during the Trump and Biden administrations, including traveling domestically and internationally with the president and coordinating breaking news from the White House for all CBS News platforms.

Prior to joining CBS News in 2018, Gómez worked at Fox for more than a decade, first as an embed reporter covering seven different candidates during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle, then as a producer at the network’s Washington bureau, covering Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and the 2016 presidential run of Hillary Clinton.

He was also a field producer in Miami focused on Latin American coverage, and he contributed to the network’s coverage of breaking news, including the cartel wars in Mexico, the political and economic crisis gripping Venezuela, and the tides of violent crime in the Brazilian favelas.

Gómez returned to Washington as a special events and politics producer and later became a White House producer covering the Obama administration.

He began his journalism career at ABC News’ Washington bureau.

Gómez is the first Latino journalist to serve on the White House Correspondents Association’s board in its 108-year history and a former national board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland.