Carley Gomez

Producer/Reporter

Carly Gomez
Carley Gomez
Producer/Reporter
Carley Gomez joins KMTR News Source 16 as a weekend sports reporter and evening news producer. She comes to Eugene from Orange County, California where she attended California State University, Fullerton. Carley received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and minored in radio/tv/film.

She got her start working behind the scenes for FOX News Channel’s Los Angeles Bureau where she worked on various projects including: The Sean Hannity Show, the Academy Awards Red Carpet Interviews, and The Grammy Awards Red Carpet Interviews. In college Carley hosted her own radio show and anchored at the University’s news station. She’s done freelance work for “Inside Texas Golf,” a program touring golf courses. Carley was the Line producer for a production company in Los Angeles working on the feature film “Noble Fir.”

Carley has had a passion for sports since she was a little girl rooting on the Los Angeles Angel’s and Denver Bronco’s. She spends most of her free time watching games and going to sporting events. Carley loves dogs, snowboarding, and trying new restaurants.

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Recent stories by Carley Gomez

Local Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable' Eugene Police sting sexual predators through social media: 'Our children are vulnerable'
Eugene Police said they’ve started an undercover social media sting operation to catch sexual predators, and their results are eye-opening.

Detectives posted on a social media site as an underage teen on Friday morning. Within 3 hours they received 85 texts from different numbers, all from people hoping to meet up with who they thought was a young female.

“If they're responding to these ads, they've done it before. That's the worry. That there's children being victimized and we're just scratching the surface,” said Sgt. McKee.
Local Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' Simpsons mural unveiled: 'Springfield is home of the Simpsons' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The unveiling of the Simpsons mural in at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield came with cheers and a much-needed confirmation for residents.

“You win, yes. Springfield is home of the Simpsons,” said Yeardly Smith, the voice behind Lisa Simpson.

Just like the introduction to one of America’s favorite cartoons, the unveiling was paired with a performance by the Springfield band, school buses, and even some of the beloved characters from the show.
Local Welcoming home the 971st Army Reserve: 'This is my 5th trip home and I've never had anything like this' Welcoming home the 971st Army Reserve: 'This is my 5th trip home and I've never had anything like this' (Video)
Crowds welcomed home the Army Reserve's 971st Movement Control Team Sunday with a ceremony at Elijah Bristow Park near Pleasant Hill.

The group of 20 uniformed service men and women spent the last year in Afghanistan. The special ceremony not only honored their service, but also celebrated the passing of the torch.

The 971st’s Captain Matt Mitchell stepped down, issuing the new command to Captain Tom Dargan.

“We went out there with a lot of brave soldiers who didn't come back. Fortunately our group from Eugene all came back alive. Can't say that for everyone,” said former Captain Matt Mitchell.
Local 2nd annual Eugene Running Of The Bulls 2nd annual Eugene Running Of The Bulls (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The second annual Eugene Running Of The Bulls took place in Alton Baker Park this morning. With their skates laced and horns strapped to their helmets, the Emerald City Roller Girls were ready to chase runners through the 4-mile course.

Fees from the fun run help the Emerald City Roller Girls pay for track time, travel expenses, and uniforms.
Local Taste Of Home benefits Lane Co.'s foster children: 'It's important for us to get these kids out of foster care' Taste Of Home benefits Lane Co.'s foster children: 'It's important for us to get these kids out of foster care' (Video)
Foster care children are getting some support from wine lovers this weekend at the Taste Of Home at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

The non-profit group A Family For Every Child has helped find homes for over 300 of Lane County’s foster care children.

Rebecca Rhodes, a spokeswoman for the group, said there are currently 1,000 children from Lane County still waiting to find a home. Money raised at the Taste Of Home event goes to helping unite those kids with a family.
Local Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions Search and rescue volunteers from Linn County train for future missions (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Oregon’s search and rescue volunteers are called out to hundreds of rescue missions each year, helping find people in counties across the state.

Over 60 young search and rescue volunteers met in the Linn County wilderness over the weekend for the first regional training camp over the weekend.
Local Painter develops app to help track paint, landscape and more Painter develops app to help track paint, landscape and more (Video)
Painter Brad Bolinger has clients from Eugene to Portland.

Keeping everyone's exact paint colors straight has been a challenge. Without the actual paint labels or receipts, matching the same color to a wall can be challenging.

Enter the SwatchDeck app, which helps keep a record of swatch labels and also allows users to create a color scheme palette before heading to a store.
Local 'Who is supposed to be afraid: the driver or the hitchhiker?' 'Who is supposed to be afraid: the driver or the hitchhiker?' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Hitchhiking is a way of life for some people.

But the practice of thumbing a ride isn't what it used to be.

But the American West and the Northwest - and Oregon in particular - appeal to hitchhikers for a variety of reasons.

In many states, it's OK to catch a ride on an onramp or sidewalk connected to an interstate but not on the actual highway.

In Oregon, the law allows hitchhiking under certain conditions; you can't disrupt traffic or create a hazardous situation.
Local Beet Chocolate? 'Oh yeah, it does work' Beet Chocolate? 'Oh yeah, it does work' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Red Wagon Creamery in downtown Eugene is celebrating their one year anniversary Saturday, offering free junior cones to the public between noon and 1.

The ice cream parlor had been operating out of an ice cream cart since 2011 until they were able to expand into a store front last year.

"Every day that it rains, I sit inside, look out, and think, 'I'm glad I'm not in a tent in a parking lot right now'," joked Stuart Phillips, co-owner of Red Wagon Creamery.
Local Couchsurfing: 'Anyone at all can travel the world' Couchsurfing: 'Anyone at all can travel the world' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Couchsurfing.org began as a small project in 2004 with four friends.

What started out as a group of students in Iceland gave birth to an idea that people anywhere can share their homes with strangers looking for a place to stay.

With a community of over 7 million people in 100,000 cities worldwide, Jones and others say the idea has caught on, capitalizing on the social aspect of traveling.

For Omer Orian, couchsurfing introduced him to Eugene, where he started a business.

It also introduced him to a woman who would become his wife.