Rodrigo Cervantes

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Mexico City Bureau Chief

Rodrigo Cervantes is KJZZ’s bureau chief in Mexico City, where he was born and raised.

He has served as opinion writer, contributor and commentator for several media outlets and organizations in Mexico and the United States, including CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Univisión. Cervantes previously worked as the business editor and editorial coordinator for El Norte, the leading newspaper in Monterrey and a publication of Grupo Reforma, Mexico’s premier news group.

In Mexico City, Cervantes served in Reforma as a reporter, special correspondent, editor and special sections coordinator.

Cervantes also held the editor position at MundoHispánico, a division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia’s oldest and largest Latino newspaper. He also participated as one of the first members of the Diversity Advisory Group for Cox Media.

In 2012, Cervantes was appointed as fellow for the Leadership Program of The New York Times/Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, as well as for the "Líderes Digitales" program from the International Center for Journalists. In 2010, he was awarded with the Poynter-McCormick Leadership Fellowship.

Cervantes graduated with honors in communication sciences and journalism from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City Campus. Later, he was granted the Fundación Carolina Scholarship from the Spanish government to obtain an MBA degree at San Pablo-CEU School of Business (Madrid).

Other awards include: the Power 30 Under 30 Award for Professional and Community Excellence in Atlanta, the Outstanding Alumni Medal from ITESM, and several José Martí Awards for Journalism Excellence from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Cervantes enjoys music, books, travel, friendship, good mezcal and the occasional company of his guitar.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By 'Attacking' AMLO Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 3, 2019
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 31, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 27, 2018
150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 25, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 23, 2018
Chicano Chilango: The Mexican-American Migration To Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico’s ‘Christmas Ornament Capital’ Struggles To Survive Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 13, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated Lauren Gilger, Rodrigo Cervantes, Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
Phoenix Joins AZ At Mexican Presidential Inauguration Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 28, 2018
New Train, Refinery Projects Bring Concerns, Hopes In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 27, 2018
Mexico Wants Investigation Into Use Of Tear Gas Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 26, 2018
AZ Governor Will Attend Mexican Presidential Inauguration Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 23, 2018
A New Mexican National Guard Might Operate On The Border Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 23, 2018
New Referendums In Mexico: Democratic Tools Or Marketing Campaigns? Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 23, 2018
Multi-Million Dollar Loss Expected After Mexico City NFL Game Canceled Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 16, 2018
Dorilocos And Diabetes: How Free Trade Affects Nutrition Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 16, 2018
Food Biotechnology Added On New Trilateral Deal Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 15, 2018
Migrant Caravan Arrives In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 5, 2018
Mexico Dedicates Day Of The Dead To Migrants, But Caravan Rejects Help Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 31, 2018
Concerns After New Airport In Mexico City Gets Canceled Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 30, 2018
Mexico City’s New Airport Gets Canceled Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 29, 2018
Mexicans Will Vote For New Airport In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 24, 2018
Concerns In Mexico After Caravan Arrives Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 22, 2018
U.S. Nonprofit Offers Help In Mexico After Quakes Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 22, 2018

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