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 connecting 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 covered the shooting of three Arab-American students and traveled to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke 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. 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
For Mexico’s Female Soccer Players, Professional Recognition At Last Jorge Valencia Nov. 27, 2017
2017 Could Be Mexico’s New Peak In The Drug War Jorge Valencia Nov. 24, 2017
Mexico Preparing For Future Without NAFTA Jorge Valencia Nov. 22, 2017
U.S. Chamber: Arizona Would Be 9th-Worst Hit State In NAFTA Withdraw Jorge Valencia Nov. 21, 2017
CDC: Percentage Of Americans With STD At All-Time High Jorge Valencia Nov. 17, 2017
NAFTA Negotiators Resume Talks Under Tight Deadline Jorge Valencia Nov. 14, 2017
U.S. Government Wants To Help Mexico Assess Earthquake Damage Jorge Valencia Nov. 9, 2017
Abandon Muslim Stereotypes After Terrorist Attacks, Local Leader Says Jorge Valencia Nov. 9, 2017
How Extreme Weather Events Can Impact U.S. National Security Jorge Valencia Nov. 9, 2017
How Photographer Gets Creative With Dust, Sugar — Even A Riverbed Jorge Valencia Nov. 9, 2017
Bill Would Boost Cyber Defenses Of Arizona Election Systems Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2017
Phoenix Councilwoman Stark Confident Council Will Be On Board With Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2017
How People Skirt Domestic-Abuse Gun Laws Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2017
Unofficial Election Results: All School Bond And Override Measures Passed In Maricopa County Carrie Jung, Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2017
Why Are Decades-Old Accusations Of Sexual Assault Coming Out Now? Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2017
Mental Health Professionals Tired Of Hearing Hasty Refrain After Mass Shootings Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2017
Community Known For FLDS Church Braces For Potentially Historic Election Sarah Ventre, Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2017
Arizona Gov. Ducey To Meet With Mexico's Ambassador To The U.S. Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2017
Prosecutors Looking Into Criminal Charges Stemming From September Quake In Mexico City Mark Brodie, Jorge Valencia Nov. 1, 2017
Mexico Earthquake Victim’s Families Sue Top University, Claim Negligence Jorge Valencia Nov. 1, 2017
Profit Rises Despite Storms, Quakes For Concrete Maker Cemex Jorge Valencia Oct. 26, 2017
Auto Industry Groups Lobby Trump To Not Scrap NAFTA Jorge Valencia Oct. 24, 2017
Mexico Supports Lawsuit Challenging Texas' 'Sanctuary City' Law Jorge Valencia Oct. 23, 2017
American And Mexican Car Makers Oppose NAFTA Proposals Jorge Valencia Oct. 23, 2017
Last Known Body Rescued From Rubble After Mexico Earthquake Jorge Valencia Oct. 5, 2017