Mario González is the anchor of CNN en Español’s primetime newscast dedicated to Mexico, CNN México: Perspectivas, and the weekly multiplatform show of the network, Mexico Opina. He is based in Mexico City.
González has interviewed an array of high-profile Mexican politicians including: Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's current president, the former Mexican presidents Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, among many others personalities. González has a significant journalistic background outside of Mexico. In Ecuador he worked for six years as a correspondent director for the Inter Press Service (IPS) and as a founding producer of a Teleamazonas documentary series. He anchored investigative reports from Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, and Bolivia before launching the Teleamazonas program Día a Día, which received various international accolades including the prestigious Premio Rey de España. He has also covered the political process in the United States and the Israeli-Arab conflict.
A native of Mexico City, González holds a Bachelors Degree from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and a Masters Degree in Investigative Journalism from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador. He is fluent in English and Spanish.