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Carlos Loret de Mola
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Loret de Mola in 2012
Born 17 October 1976 (1976-10-17) (age 44)
Occupation Journalist
Berenice Yaber (m. 2002)
Children 3

Carlos Loret de Mola Álvarez (born October 17, 1976 in Mérida, Yucatán) is a Mexican journalist. He is the son of the mexican writer and political journalist, Rafael Loret de Mola.

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 Despierta on Televisa's Las Estrellas, which reaches an audience of 35 million people daily in Mexico, USA and Latin America; and in the afternoon at W Radio newscast ‘Así Las Cosas Con Loret’. Everyweek he publishes the column “Stories of a reporter” for the national newspaper El Universal.

Has been war correspondent in Afghanistan, Haiti, Syria 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 and Al Jazeera. But also has raised controversies especially for his participation in the montage of the arrest of Florence Cassez, for his allegedly properties registered in tax havens and for his allegedly closeness to Genaro Garcia Luna, who is under investigation for his collusion with Mexican cartels.


  • 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 Parliamentario de Periodismo in 1998.


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. He has appeared as a guest on the Spanish-language version of Sesame Street, called Plaza Sesamo, in season 10.

He participated in the documentary "Sea of Shadows", produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, which denounces the corruption networks, organized crime and illegal fishing of totoaba and the vaquita marina in the Sea of Cortez.

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