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
A Lesson From Mexico On How To Cope With Tragedies Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 9, 2017
Rescuers Return To U.S. After Earthquake In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 2, 2017
A Family's Love Hidden Behind Homophobia In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 27, 2017
Grief In Mexico City While It Recovers From Earthquake Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 25, 2017
Arizona, Phoenix Offices In Mexico Offer Help After Earthquake Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 22, 2017
After Earthquake, Volunteers Unify To Confront Horror In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 21, 2017
Earthquake Jolts Mexico, Sways Buildings In Mexico City Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes, Stina Sieg
Casey Kuhn
Sep. 19, 2017
Mexico Faces Earthquake Aftermath; Cancels Help To Texas Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 11, 2017
Aerospace Industry Takes Flight Despite NAFTA Turbulence Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 6, 2017
Mexico Responds To Trump's Attacks By Offering Help Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 28, 2017
In Mexico, Arizona Leaders 'Fight' For Trade and Ties Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 24, 2017
U.S. Updates Travel Warnings To Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 22, 2017
Canada, Mexico And U.S. Will Expedite NAFTA Negotiations Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 21, 2017
As NAFTA Talks Start, Trade Deficit Arguments Prevail Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 16, 2017
Texas Creates Trade Coalition With Mexico To Face NAFTA Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 10, 2017
Mexican Soccer And Music Stars Linked To Drug Trafficking Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 9, 2017
U.S. Economy, Politics Push Mexican Remittances Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 7, 2017
Mexico And U.S. Prepare For First Round Of NAFTA Discussions Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 20, 2017
Mexican Beef Has 'Sizzling' Exports To The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 17, 2017
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Will Meet With Mexican President Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 13, 2017
Hidden Treasures Found In Mexico City Astonish Archaeologists Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 10, 2017
Ford Loses Its ‘Focus’ In Sonora Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 21, 2017
U.S. Investors Are Wanted In Mezcal Country Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 19, 2017
Mexican Government Offers Reward To Find Journalists' Killers Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 14, 2017
Indigenous Woman Will Run For Mexican Presidential Elections Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 5, 2017