Tomás, who has been a city commissioner since 1996, is also the news director for Spanish Broadcasting Systems, a daily host and commentator on WWFE 670 AM, “La poderosa” and host of “El informativo,” on cable network TeleMiami.
Born in Cuba, he arrived in Miami at age 14 in 1962. He is the son of Tomás Regalado Molina, the last president of the Cuban Association of Journalists and Reporters and a political prisoner for over 22 years.
Tomás started his journalism career at WFAB “La Fabulosa.” He went on to work at WCKT, an NBC affiliate (which later became Fox affiliate WSVN-7) as Latin American news editor, returning to WFAB 2 years later. He also worked as an international news correspondent and later, as a reporter for WLTV-23 (then SIN). He eventually returned to radio. Tomás, who was a member of the White House press corp in the early ’80’s, also worked as a weekly columnist for the Miami Herald.
The new mayor legally takes office on November 11.