Ciro Gómez Leyva

Ciro Gómez Leyva has an experience of 20 years in communication media. He was the sub-editor of the magazine “Expansión” and editor of “Examen de la situación económica en México”(Exam of the economic situation in Mexico). In the eighties, he founded and directed the Mexican system of Radio and Television.

Since 1990, he is devoted to political journalism, specializing in the interpretative genre: coverages, chronicles, interviews, what gave him the possibility of interviewing the central characters of the recent Mexican history, as for being present in the fundamental events that have transformed this country. He directed the agency of correspondent Latin American Associate Journalists. (PAL)

He was a reporter of special affairs in El Financiero and Reforma. He conceived and developed the project of the magazine Milenio, in which he has editor in chief until 2000. He conceived and developed to the project Milenio Diario, in which he is director and coordinator of the section of opinion. Simultaneously, from 1995 he conceived, developed and directed the informational project of the editorial of CNI, Channel 40.

He developed, directed, and put on air the programs ”Realidades” (Realities), ”Entreversiones” (Entreversions)” and “Septimo Día” (The seventh day). His coverage of the case of Colosio, published in Reforma in 1995 and 1996, led them to be the first finalist in the international award of journalism Ortega & Gasset. (Summoned in Madrid by the journal El País), the most important journalistic award of the Spanish language. As for the case of Colosio, he also published in 1995 the book “Ya vamos llegando a Mexico” (“We are coming to Mexico”), which won in 1996 the International Award of Journalistic Literature, Rodolfo Walsh that is held in Gijón, Spain.