Born shortly after his parents immigrated from Cuba, Pedro started his journalism career in Miami and made his way to The Arizona Republic in Phoenix before landing a job at ESPN in 2003. As an integral part of the Arizona media scene, Pedro was invited on an ongoing basis to speak at the Arizona State Cronkite School of Journalism. Pedro valued his time with students and considered a future as a professor at Cronkite in the upcoming years.
The Pedro Gomez Foundation is proud to partner with the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism in downtown Phoenix for undergraduate students earning a degree in sports journalism. Currently the foundation is providing a yearly endowed scholarship starting in the fall of 2022. We hope to create more scholarships in the future for more students. The Cronkite school has become a leader in the nation’s top journalism schools offering programs in digital media, broadcast news, sports reporting, media innovation, public relations, digital marketing, Spanish-language news and more. Learn more about the Cronkite school at cronkite.asu.edu.