Henry J. Gomez covers state and national politics and Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign for cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper.
Gomez anchored The PD’s coverage of the 2014 gubernatorial race in Ohio and the 2012 presidential race. He also wrote numerous articles and analysis pieces on the closely watched 2012 Senate race between incumbent Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel.
He appears regularly on WKYC-TV in Cleveland as an in-studio political analyst, and his work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and SiriusXM’s POTUS.
Before taking over the politics beat in September 2011, Gomez routinely broke stories about corruption and dysfunction in Cuyahoga County government. He also covered Cleveland City Hall and spent a year as an investigative reporter, co-authoring a series of award-winning articles on police brutality in Cleveland. The U.S. Department of Justice cited the work in a subsequent report critical of the city’s Division of Police.
Gomez also has experience as a business writer, having covered the advertising, information-technology and real estate industries for The Plain Dealer and Crain’s Cleveland Business. Past newspaper jobs include The Tribune-Chronicle, in Warren, Ohio; The Indianapolis Star, where he was a Pulliam Fellow in 2002; and The Sacramento Bee, where he interned during the summer of 2003.
He is a graduate of Youngstown State University.