Carlos Loret de Mola

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For his grandfather, see Carlos Loret de Mola Mediz.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Loret de Mola and the second or maternal family name is Álvarez.
Carlos Loret de Mola
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Born (1976-10-17) October 17, 1976 (age 39)
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Occupation Journalist

Carlos Loret de Mola Álvarez (born October 17, 1976 in Mérida, Yucatán) is a Mexican journalist.[1] He has a bachelor's 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’.[2][3] Everyweek he publishes the column “Stories of a reporter” for the national newspaper El Universal.[4]

Has been war correspondent in Afghanistan, Haiti, Siria and Libya.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

His journalistic work in Mexico has been quoted by international media like: The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN y Al Jazeera.[8]


  • El Negocio: La economía de México atrapada por el narcotráfico (2002). Roughly translated as, "The Business: Mexico's economy caught in the drug trade".
  • Coauthor of War logbook (Bitácora de Guerra) (2002).
  • Coauthor of Panic Island (Haití. Isla Pánico) (2011).


  • Premio Internacional de Periodismo by Club de Periodistas de México 2013.[9]
  • Award for Excellence in Journalism by Arizona State Capitol 2008.[10]
  • Premio Nacional de Periodismo de México 2007.[11]
  • Premio Nacional de Periodismo de México 2005.[12]
  • Special mention Premio Nacional de Periodismo 2001.[13]
  • Premio del Certamen Nacional de Periodismo in 2002, 2003 y 2004.[14]
  • Premio de la Asociación Nacional de Locutores in 2002 y 2003.[15]
  • Primer Premio Parlamentario de Periodismo in 1998.[16]


He launched the documentary movie De Panzazo (Barely passed), which he co-directed, wrote and narrated, addressing the issue of the lack of good education in Mexico.[17] He has appeared as a guest on the Spanish-language version of Sesame Street, called Plaza Sesamo, in season 10.[citation needed]

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  2. ^ "Conductores: Carlos Loret de Mola". Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Twitter feed for Carlos Loret de Mola". Twitter. Retrieved 18 April 2011. Biography reads as: Periodista, conductor de los informativos Primero Noticias en Televisa (6-9am, Canal 2) y Contraportada en Radio Fórmula (6-8 pm 104.1FM). 
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