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.

Title Author Publication Date
Carmakers, Amid Political Uncertainty, Still Investing On Both Sides Of US-Mexico Border Jorge Valencia February 17, 2017
Mexico City Officials Promise A 'Hospitable City' For Migrants Jorge Valencia February 15, 2017
Mexican Senators To Visit Arizona Officials In Effort Toward Local Diplomacy Jorge Valencia February 09, 2017
Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration Stops Program For Central American Children Jorge Valencia February 02, 2017
Mexico Isn't Preparing As Much As It Is Bracing For 'Hurricane Trump' Jorge Valencia January 20, 2017
At Suns Games In Mexico City, 'Basketball' Diplomacy For Arizona Officials Jorge Valencia January 13, 2017
Why The Phoenix Suns Are Taking Two Of Their Home Games To Mexico City Jorge Valencia January 12, 2017
Mexico City Welcomes Two Phoenix Suns Home Games Jorge Valencia January 11, 2017
Ford Cancels Construction Of $1.6B Plant In Mexico Jorge Valencia January 04, 2017
Mexican Government Offers Financial Advice For Immigrants Returning From The US Jorge Valencia December 27, 2016
McCain Visits Mexico, Shows Skepticism Toward NAFTA Overhaul Jorge Valencia December 21, 2016
A Condo In Scottsdale, And A Fugitive Mexican Governor Jorge Valencia December 20, 2016
Western Union Continues Mexico Expansion Jorge Valencia December 20, 2016
Arizona And Sonora's Governors Collaborate In A Time Of Crossborder Uncertainy Jorge Valencia December 05, 2016
Government, Business Leaders From Mexico And Arizona Meet For Annual Summit Jorge Valencia December 01, 2016
Mexico Expected To Become The World's 19th Wealthiest Economy Jorge Valencia November 28, 2016
Mexican Leaders Want More Business Outside Of North America Jorge Valencia November 28, 2016
Stanton, World's Mayors To Discuss Climate Change At Mexico Conference Jorge Valencia November 26, 2016
In Talks With Mexican Officials, Sen. Jeff Flake Vows To Support Trade Jorge Valencia November 23, 2016
Business, Government Leaders In Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes November 14, 2016
In Mexico, An Emotional Response To America's President Elect Jorge Valencia November 10, 2016
Southwest, Jetblue Could Add Flights To Mexico City Jorge Valencia November 09, 2016
Mexico's Central Bank Is Bracing For America's Election Night Jorge Valencia November 07, 2016
President Of Mexico’s GOP Chapter Withdraws Support From Trump Jorge Valencia November 07, 2016
Natural Foods Maker Takes Its Sweet Touch From Gilbert To Mexico Jorge Valencia November 01, 2016