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
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
Mexico To Send Electricity Workers To Puerto Rico For Hurricane Relief Jorge Valencia Oct. 4, 2017
AZ Businesses Continue To Collect, Donate For Mexico Earthquake Jorge Valencia Oct. 2, 2017
Clothes, Language Lead To Discrimination For Native Indigenous People In Mexico Jorge Valencia Sep. 28, 2017
Thousands Volunteer After Mexico's Earthquake, But Are There Too Many? Jorge Valencia Sep. 21, 2017
Earthquake Jolts Mexico, Sways Buildings In Mexico City Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes, Stina Sieg
Casey Kuhn
Sep. 19, 2017
For 1st Time Ever, An Israeli Prime Minister Visits Mexico Jorge Valencia Sep. 15, 2017
Survey: 65 Percent Of Mexicans View U.S. Negatively Jorge Valencia Sep. 14, 2017
Texas Governor Limiting Assistance From Mexico For Harvey Relief Jorge Valencia Sep. 8, 2017
Mexico Sees Highest Death Toll From Violence In More Than 2 Decades Jorge Valencia Sep. 8, 2017
At Least 35 Dead In Mexico’s Strongest Quake On Record Jorge Valencia Sep. 8, 2017
Mexico Fishermen Concerned About How Natural Gas Pipeline Will Impact Their Livelihood Jorge Valencia Sep. 8, 2017
2nd Round Of NAFTA Renegotiations Wraps Up This Week Jorge Valencia Sep. 7, 2017
Meteorology Professor Weighs In On Hurricane Irma Jorge Valencia, Steve Goldstein Sep. 7, 2017
Mexico's Struggling State Of Veracruz Hopes To Capitalize On Black Gold Rush Jorge Valencia Sep. 7, 2017
Mexico Responds To Trump's DACA Decision With 'Deep Regret' Jorge Valencia Sep. 5, 2017
NAFTA Negotiators Wade Turbulent Waters In New Round Of Talks Jorge Valencia Aug. 31, 2017
On The Eve Of NAFTA Talks, Cautious Optimism For Arizona Businesses Jorge Valencia Aug. 15, 2017

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