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

Seahawks defense in conversation as one of NFL's best ever 2/1/2015
PHOENIX — In the Valley of the Sun, which remained a rumor Saturday, people lined up to buy umbrellas and plastic ponchos. They laughed about packing shorts and sandals.

A few obstacles stand in way of Hawks making Stanley Cup run 2/1/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Stocked with talent and experience, the Blackhawks appear poised to make a run at their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. There are, however, obstacles that could make them stumble in that quest. Here are five of them:

Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered as a man who loved life, people 2/1/2015
Of all the talents Ernie Banks exhibited over his Hall of Fame career, perhaps the most impressive skill was his ability to relate to everyday people from all walks of life.

Bulls have several obstacles to clear to win an NBA title 2/1/2015
This has been a strange Bulls season, which began with legitimate championship aspirations. At times, they have lived up to those, beating other powers and posting a 17-8 road mark as their six-game trip continues Wednesday in Houston. Other times? Not so much, with six home losses to...

Banks memorial: 'Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub because he loved us back' 1/31/2015
Political leaders, Hall of Fame ballplayers and dozens of ordinary Chicagoans bade a poignant but uplifting farewell Saturday to Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs shortstop whose otherworldly athleticism, unflagging optimism and inexhaustible goodwill made him an ambassador for his team and his...