Jorge Valencia

Senior Field Correspondent - Mexico City

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 economics between Arizona and Mexico.

Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. He reported on a 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, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times of Virginia 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. Valencia studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery Jorge Valencia Dec. 10, 2018
Mexico City Swears In Its First Elected Female Mayor Jorge Valencia Dec. 5, 2018
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Consulate Attack Jorge Valencia Dec. 4, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated Lauren Gilger, Rodrigo Cervantes, Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S. Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
Mexico Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers Jorge Valencia Oct. 29, 2018
Mexico Seeks To Assert Sovereignty After Trump Tweets Jorge Valencia Oct. 19, 2018
A Controversial Response To Trump’s Threats Jorge Valencia Oct. 18, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Honduran Migrant Caravan Jorge Valencia Oct. 16, 2018
Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards Jorge Valencia Oct. 15, 2018
Pence Urges Migrants To Avoid ‘Dangerous’ Journey Jorge Valencia Oct. 11, 2018
Pence To Attend Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration Jorge Valencia Oct. 8, 2018
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador And Trump Talk Immigration Jorge Valencia Oct. 3, 2018
Mexican Car Makers Breathe Sigh Of Relief After New Deal Jorge Valencia Oct. 3, 2018
Talk On Phoenix-Guadalajara Cultural Exchange Tonight Jorge Valencia Sep. 26, 2018
Sadness On Anniversary Of Mexico City Earthquake Jorge Valencia Sep. 19, 2018
Trump Wants $20M To Help Mexico Deport Migrants Jorge Valencia Sep. 17, 2018
Think Tank Calls For Completion Of Mexico City Airport Jorge Valencia Sep. 4, 2018
U.S., Mexico Officials May Sign Trade Deal Without Canada Jorge Valencia Aug. 28, 2018
U.S. Issues Increased-Caution Advisory For Mexico Travel Jorge Valencia Aug. 24, 2018
Vast Majority Of Migrants In Mexico Were Fleeing Honduras Jorge Valencia Aug. 22, 2018
DEA, Mexican Officials Crack Down On Drug Groups Jorge Valencia Aug. 16, 2018
Trump And AMLO Both Want Fewer Migrants To The United States Jorge Valencia Aug. 2, 2018
Pompeo Prioritizing New Mexican President Jorge Valencia Jul. 13, 2018