Executive Leadership

Leopoldo Gomez

President of Univision News

Leopoldo Gómez González is the President of Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language content, and media company in the U.S., and owner of the No. 1 Spanish-language network for 29 consecutive seasons regardless of language. In this role, Gómez González leads Univision’s news division, which is committed to informing one of the country’s youngest and fastest growing demographic groups across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and digital.

Prior to joining Univision, Gómez González oversaw Noticieros Televisa of Grupo Televisa, where he led the company’s news division with excellence and with proven results. His career in the media and journalism industry spans over more than 20 years and gives Gómez González unique knowledge, know-how and sensitivity in the Spanish-language news market worldwide. He is a former columnist for the newspaper Milenio in Mexico and served as host of the political debate program “Tercer Grado” and Executive Producer of the series “Un Extraño Enemigo”, produced by Televisa for Amazon Prime.

Leopoldo has a law degree from Anahuac University and a doctorate in Government from Georgetown University. He was Undersecretary of Energy Operation of the Mexican Ministry of Energy. He has published articles on Mexican politics and communication in various specialized magazines such as the Journal of International Affairs, Foro Internacional, Nexos y Política y Gobierno of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE). He has been a professor at Georgetown University, Brown University and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Gómez González has received the National Journalism Award twice: in 2004 for the series “eleven programs Mexico: the history of its democracy”, and in 2006 for the “Third Degree” program. He has also been awarded with the Ondas Iberoamericano Award for Radio and Television twice: in 2004 for the series “México: la historia de su democracy”, and in 2012 for the historical series of 13 episodes “El Encanto del Águila”, a production that also received the King of Spain Journalism Award that same year.

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