NAHJ Chicago member Marvin Gomez leaves Entravision, joins AccuWeather’s Global Headquarters
Marvin Gomez, a recent graduate from Lewis University and member of the National Association Hispanic Journalist Chicago chapter left Entravision WVEN-TV Univision in Orlando to join AccuWeather’s Global Headquarters as a bilingual weather broadcaster this year.
Soon after graduating, Gomez joined Univision Orlando as an MMJ. Gomez was in charge of their coverage of hurricane season, including Hurricane Irma, Maria, and the Tropical Storm Emily.
As a bilingual weather broadcaster for AccuWeather, Gomez will work at their Global Headquarters in State College, PA and he will be responsible for creating on-air weather presentations for multiple markets around the United States, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
“We feel it is an important company initiative to employ weather broadcasters who fluently speak the language. The business is growing and AccuWeather is expanding its staff to match the growth,” said Thomas R. Loebig, the Vice President of Digital Media Content and Operations for AccuWeather.
Founded in 1962, AccuWeather provides written and video content in various languages and around the world.
“It is a dream come true to work with a team of highly talented meteorologist and professionals at AccuWeather,” said Gomez, a Guatemala native. “I am grateful with those who have positively made attributions to my career, especially my NAHJ family in Chicago who has supported my journey in media from the very beginning since I was a student at Lewis University.”
Gomez has been an active member of the Chicago chapter despite moving away from the Windy City. After arriving from Guatemala at the age of 9, Gomez learned English as his second language while living in suburban Chicago. He was then able to attend Lewis University and graduated with a BA in Mass Communications in 2016. As an undergrad, he interned from Univision WGBO, ABC-WLS, MundFox- WOCK, and Telemundo WSNS. He graduated in May 2016 with a BA in Mass Communications.
“Dreams become reality, dreams need to be chased, doors need to be knocked and more than once. Every opportunity must be fully embraced as you never know how close it will bring you to the next step up in your career,” he said.