Rodrigo Cervantes

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
Mexico Implements 911 Emergency Number Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 4, 2016
Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 27, 2016
2014 Disappearance Of 43 Mexican Students Remains Unsolved, But Their Legacy Persists Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 26, 2016
US Investors, Tourists Could Benefit From 'Cheap' Mexican Peso Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 20, 2016
While The Mexican President Celebrates, Others Demand His Resignation Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 16, 2016
We're Not In Texas Anymore: Bridging Borders Through Barbecue In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 5, 2016
Mexico City’s Baseball Team Bets On Exporting Talent, Building Stadium Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 4, 2016
Baseball In Mexico: Louder, Spicier And Fighting For A Home Run Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 3, 2016
Remittances In Mexico Break Record Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 1, 2016
US Market Helps Cemex Build A Solid Second Quarter Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 28, 2016
Mexico Marks 7-Year High Export Rate Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 26, 2016
Mexican Company Plans To “Break The Glass” In US Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 22, 2016
US Ambassador To Mexico Highlights Economic Importance In First Public Speech Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 6, 2016
Cassette-Tape Comeback: Past Tech Is The Future For Mexican Record Label Cintas Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 5, 2016
Six Dead After Teacher Protests In Oaxaca, Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 20, 2016
For First Time Ever, Mexican Bottling Company To Bottle Coca-Cola In US Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 13, 2016
Yoko Ono's Non-Violence Project Holding Peace Workshop Coinciding With Copa America Rodrigo Cervantes Jun. 3, 2016
Mexico Authorizes Extradition Of Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzmán To US Rodrigo Cervantes May. 20, 2016