WASHINGTON---I remember many nights at Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago talking politics with Carlos Gomez Hernandez, the CLTV political reporter who died Sunday night way too soon at age 36. He would call me, naturally, Dulce as we would race through the political stories of the day. As fate had it I got to know the woman he married, WGN-TV's Randi Belisomo, when she spent several months in Washington in 2006 as a graduate student at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. I was thrilled that these two found each other and was honored to be at their wedding.
Hernandez and his relentless love of political reporting will be missed.
My Sun-Times colleague Mark Konkol's post on Hernandez is here.
Rich Miller over at his Capitolfaxblog.com has been keeping tabs of many of the Hernandez tributes coming in.