Jorge Valencia joined KJZZ in August 2016 as the station's first senior field correspondent based in Mexico City. His reporting focuses on the business and economic issues connecting people in Arizona and Mexico.

Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. In that role, he reported on the state's controversial law that curtailed protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, and on voting rights and environmental policy issues. He also reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students in Chapel Hill, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to tell the story of a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke (Va.) Times and in internships with newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. He has been the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his work in radio and in newspapers. He studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Valencia can be reached via email at and on twitter @jorgeavalencia.

Title Author Publication Date
Trump Administration Closer To Striking Deal For North America Car Manufacturing Jorge Valencia March 21, 2018
Report: Almost 2,000 Attacks On Journalists Under Mexico's Current President Jorge Valencia March 20, 2018
U.S. Government Bans Employees From Parts of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast Jorge Valencia March 15, 2018
From Phoenix to Guadalajara, Two Artists And Two Experiences Jorge Valencia March 13, 2018
Unions Want Mexico To Push For Migrant Workers’ Rights In U.S. Jorge Valencia March 02, 2018
For American Children Of Mexican Immigrants, A Battle To Get Documented In Mexico Jorge Valencia February 28, 2018
Arizona, Sonora Organize Cross-Border Business Forum Jorge Valencia February 22, 2018
U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Increases 10 Percent Jorge Valencia February 06, 2018
Rex Tillerson And His Canadian, Mexican Counterparts Strike Conciliatory Tone On NAFTA Jorge Valencia February 02, 2018
Rex Tillerson Starts Latin America Tour With Visit To Mexico Jorge Valencia February 02, 2018
Top U.S. Trade Official Wants Faster NAFTA Talks Jorge Valencia January 29, 2018
Despite Travel Warnings, More Tourists Traveling To Los Cabos, Mexico Jorge Valencia January 24, 2018
Mexico Requests Extradition Of Former Chihuahua Governor Jorge Valencia January 19, 2018
Border Patrol Routinely Empty Water Jugs Left For Migrants, Report Says Jorge Valencia January 17, 2018
Why Arizona Colleges Are Stepping Up Their Work In Mexico Jorge Valencia January 02, 2018
College Lecture Offers Peek Into Mexico's NAFTA Strategy Jorge Valencia December 20, 2017
Local Support In U.S. Part Of NAFTA Strategy For Mexico Jorge Valencia December 08, 2017
Mexico’s Second Biggest University To Open Office At ASU Jorge Valencia December 07, 2017
Mexico Should Send More Exports Out of North America, Inter-American Development Bank Says Jorge Valencia December 06, 2017
2 Months After Mexico’s Earthquake, Some Still Wonder How Their Home Collapsed Jorge Valencia November 28, 2017
For Mexico’s Female Soccer Players, Professional Recognition At Last Jorge Valencia November 27, 2017
2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War Jorge Valencia November 24, 2017
Mexico Preparing For Future Without NAFTA Jorge Valencia November 22, 2017
U.S. Chamber: Arizona Would Be 9th-Worst Hit State In NAFTA Withdraw Jorge Valencia November 21, 2017
NAFTA Negotiators Resume Talks Under Tight Deadline Jorge Valencia November 14, 2017