The Pro 8 News family is mourning a huge loss. Our leader, our mentor and our friend has passed away. You may not know his face, but his name is Ray Gomez. Over the last several years Ray has been arguably the most important journalist in our area. Ray was the News Director for Pro 8 News, the CW and Telemundo. Without Ray, many of us would not even work here. Ray launched countless careers of broadcast journalists. He became ill over a week ago and passed away at Laredo Medical Center on Monday night. Ray kept us on track, reminded us why we were here, and kept our heads leveled. He was also a pretty funny guy. He is survived by his wife Diana Fuentes, the editor of the Laredo Morning Times. Arrangements are pending.
Our hearts and our prayers are with his wife and his family at this incredibly difficult time. Ray was the heart and soul of our newsroom. It will not been the same without his leadership and his determination to get the story and bring it to you the viewer. We will never forget him or his laugh and these next days and weeks will be difficult, but as Ray would say “We've got a show to do.” Although this loss is hitting us very hard, there is other news to cover and we will do our best to report it.
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