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
For 1st Time Ever, An Israeli Prime Minister Visits Mexico Jorge Valencia September 15, 2017
Survey: 65 Percent Of Mexicans View U.S. Negatively Jorge Valencia September 14, 2017
At Least 35 Dead In Mexico’s Strongest Quake On Record Jorge Valencia September 08, 2017
Mexico Fishermen Concerned About How Natural Gas Pipeline Will Impact Their Livelihood Jorge Valencia September 08, 2017
Mexico's Struggling State Of Veracruz Hopes To Capitalize On Black Gold Rush Jorge Valencia September 07, 2017
Mexico Responds To Trump's DACA Decision With 'Deep Regret' Jorge Valencia September 05, 2017
NAFTA Negotiators Wade Turbulent Waters In New Round Of Talks Jorge Valencia August 31, 2017
On The Eve Of NAFTA Talks, Cautious Optimism For Arizona Businesses Jorge Valencia August 15, 2017
Uber Wants To Double Its Presence In Mexico, Its Third Largest Market Jorge Valencia July 31, 2017
U.S. Officials Warn Travelers After Reports Of Tainted Alcohol At Mexico Resorts Jorge Valencia July 27, 2017
The 2 Stories Of The Aljojuca Volcano Jorge Valencia July 25, 2017
Yes, Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana — But What's 'Medical' Use And Who Will Benefit? Jorge Valencia July 10, 2017
CIA Director, Homeland Security Chief Visit Mexican President Jorge Valencia July 05, 2017
Mexico Urged To Think Big In NAFTA Talks Jorge Valencia July 05, 2017
U.S. Trade Office Receives Public Comment For NAFTA Renegotiation Jorge Valencia June 27, 2017
NAFTA On Agenda For Sen. Jeff Flake’s Meeting With Mexican Senators Jorge Valencia June 27, 2017
Corruption And Gasoline Thefts Among Reasons For Mexico’s Deadliest Month In Decades Jorge Valencia June 23, 2017
After Loss Of Ford Focus, Sonora Officials Look To New Investments Jorge Valencia June 22, 2017
New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers Jorge Valencia June 22, 2017
Mexican Government Denies Spyware Monitoring Of Activists And Journalists Jorge Valencia June 19, 2017
At Mexican Medical Fair, Arizona Companies Help Each Other Jorge Valencia June 12, 2017
Mexico And Leonardo DiCaprio Make Deal To Help Endangered Porpoise Jorge Valencia June 08, 2017
Ex-Governor Of Mexican Coastal State Arrested In Corruption Investigation Jorge Valencia June 05, 2017
Mexican Government Says More Are Crossing Border For Shopping Jorge Valencia June 01, 2017
Arizona-Mexico Flights And Rail Lines On Agenda For Bi-National Conference Jorge Valencia May 30, 2017