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Carlos Loret de Mola : biography

October 17, 1976 -

Carlos Loret de Mola Álvarez (b. October 17, 1976 in Mérida, Yucatán) is a Mexican journalist. He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics for the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

He is a popular news anchor in Mexico, hosting a show called Primero Noticias (1:N) on Televisa channel 2, which reaches an audience of 35 million people daily in Mexico, USA and Latin America; and in the afternoon at Radio Formula’s newscast ‘Contraportada’. Everyweek he publishes the column “Stories of a reporter” for the national newspaper El Universal.

Has been war correspondent in Afganistan, Haiti, Siria and Libya. He has participated in international coverage, as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Libyan civil war, the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the food crisis in the Horn of Africa in 2011, the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the Tunisian Revolution and the death of Hugo Chavez.

He became the first journalist in the world to interview both Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel prime minister, in the context of nuclear threats.

His journalistic work in Mexico has been quoted by international media like: The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN y Al Jazeera.

Was included in 2008 World Economic Forum list of Young Global Leaders.


He launched the blockbuster documentary movie De Panzazo (Barely passed), which he co-directed, wrote and narrated, addressing the issue of the lack of good education in Mexico. He has appeared as a guest on the Spanish-language version of Sesame Street, called Plaza Sesamo, in season 10.


  • Premio Internacional de Periodismo by Club de Periodistas de México 2013.
  • Award for Excellence in Journalism by Arizona State Capitol 2008.
  • Premio Nacional de Periodismo de México 2007.
  • Premio Nacional de Periodismo de México 2005.
  • Special mention Premio Nacional de Periodismo 2001.
  • Premio del Certamen Nacional de Periodismo in 2002, 2003 y 2004.
  • Premio de la Asociación Nacional de Locutores in 2002 y 2003.
  • Primer Premio Parlamentario de Periodismo in 1998.
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