Max Gomez, PhD

Dr. Max Gomez is an award-winning broadcast journalist and a medical reporter for WCBS-TV. He has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, a UPI honor for Best Documentary for a report on AIDS, and an Excellence in Time of Crisis Award from New York City after September 11. He was named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986.

Previously with WNBC-TV, Dr. Gomez joined the network in 1997 after serving as the medical reporter/health editor for WCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was the health and science editor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia and the health and science reporter/editor for WNEW-TV.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a PhD from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was also an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University.

You can learn more about Dr. Gomez at And watch his “Max Minutes” at


COVID VACCINES: What You Need to Know Now—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Max Gomez

The COVID vaccine rollout is leading to confusion and half-truths. Dr. Max Gomez joins Sarah Hiner to spell out what everyone needs to know now.


What You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccines—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Max Gomez of CBS-TV NY

The development of COVID vaccines is bringing us all hope, but there still are many important questions about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.


Second Wave? Broadening of Wave 1…or Exaggerated Numbers?

As the world starts to open up from the pandemic, we are seeing frightening statistics indicating a second wave. Dr. Max Gomez offers some perspective.


COVID-19 NEWS: The Latest on Treatments, Testing, Vaccines and More—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Max Gomez of CBS-TV NY

Latest status on COVID-19 treatments, tests, vaccines, hospital resources and more, including antibody testing, Remdesivir and Plaquenil.