435 N. Michigan Avenue
TT 400
Chicago, IL
60611
Mark Gonzales
Reporter, Specialist
My Role

Mark is responsible for covering many facets of the White Sox's baseball beat on a year-round basis. This entails daily coverage as well as documenting trends and anticipating moves that affect the team's roster, their future and their decision-making process. He follows the team on the road, from the start of spring training in Glendale, Ariz., to the end of their season. These developments are reported at ChicagoBreakingSports.com, at Twitter @MDGonzales and in the Tribune.
My Biography

Mark has been a full-time baseball beat writer since 1992, covering the San Francisco Giants for the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News. He became the Diamondbacks' beat writer for the Arizona Republic in 2000 and became the newspaper's national baseball writer for the 2004 season. Mark has the distinction of covering two World Series champions - the 2001 Diamondbacks and the 2005 White Sox - as well as Stanford University's 1988 College World Series title team for the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif. Mark started his career in September of 1980 at the PTT and covered Barry Bonds' feats at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. In April of 1989, he moved to the Mercury News, covering numerous sports, including the University of California's 1992 Florida Citrus Bowl title team. Mark was a Tribune Beck Award recipient in February of 2006.
My Interests

Traveling to warm weather climates, photography, reading.
My Recent Articles

Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago 12/20/2014
The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison Bumgarner's dominance in the World Series.

Does Santa Claus still believe in Jay Cutler? 12/20/2014
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The jolly, chubby, bearded man leans back and lets out a belly laugh so deep it shakes the stuffed elves hanging on the nearby tree.

Gasols' brotherly love doesn't extend to sibling rivalry 12/20/2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Gasol brothers' Friday started with a visit to this city's heroic St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause to which Pau and Marc have invested considerable time and resources.

Friday's recap: Bulls 103, Grizzlies 97 12/20/2014
The summary

Bulls depth key as Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson out again 12/20/2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Derrick Rose never left Chicago, Taj Gibson hasn't done anything basketball-related since practicing Wednesday and Doug McDermott isn't running.