Sasha Gómez joined ABC 17 News as a news reporter in October of 2017. She’s from Oxnard, California, just 60 miles up the coast from Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Her career in broadcast journalism goes all the way back to her high school days, where she served as the anchor for the school's live morning newscast, and continued in college, where she served not only as anchor, but produced the campus newscast program.
A Spanish speaker, Gómez has travelled, studied and taught personal development and English to students in Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama and Mexico, where she worked with students of all ages in Guadalajara, Jalisco, her father’s hometown. Throughout these travels, she developed an appreciation and empathy for those struggling with the challenges of an increasingly globalized economy and seemingly indifferent governments.
Gómez plans to conduct a wide range of interviews, from notable figures to those who do not otherwise have a voice in the public sphere, but whose stories deserve to be heard: the ostracized, the discouraged and the invisible. She follows the words of Mexican journalist Alejandro Junco de La Vega who said, “We pay tribute to the reporter who is willing to stand when others will run, who will press on with questions when others have been cowed into silence.”
New to the Midwest, Gómez arrives with her four legged best-friend, Luna, a Yorkie-Chihuahua who loves company and cuddling. In her spare time, Gómez enjoys watching movies, cooking, walks with Luna, reading or listening to country, latin, and other timeless music. Her most recent avocation is fulfilling her childhood dream of playing the piano.