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
Uber Wants To Double Its Presence In Mexico, Its Third Largest Market Jorge Valencia Jul. 31, 2017
U.S. Officials Warn Travelers After Reports Of Tainted Alcohol At Mexico Resorts Jorge Valencia Jul. 27, 2017
The 2 Stories Of The Aljojuca Volcano Jorge Valencia Jul. 25, 2017
Producers Of 'Aladdin' Remake Say They Can't Find Middle Eastern Actors For Roles Jorge Valencia Jul. 14, 2017
Tillerson In Saudi Arabia To Resolve Dispute With Qatar, Arab Nations Jorge Valencia Jul. 13, 2017
Yes, Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana — But What's 'Medical' Use And Who Will Benefit? Jorge Valencia Jul. 10, 2017
CIA Director, Homeland Security Chief Visit Mexican President Jorge Valencia Jul. 5, 2017
Mexico Urged To Think Big In NAFTA Talks Jorge Valencia Jul. 5, 2017
U.S. Trade Office Receives Public Comment For NAFTA Renegotiation Jorge Valencia Jun. 27, 2017
NAFTA On Agenda For Sen. Jeff Flake’s Meeting With Mexican Senators Jorge Valencia Jun. 27, 2017
Corruption And Gasoline Thefts Among Reasons For Mexico’s Deadliest Month In Decades Jorge Valencia Jun. 23, 2017
After Loss Of Ford Focus, Sonora Officials Look To New Investments Jorge Valencia Jun. 22, 2017
New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers Jorge Valencia Jun. 22, 2017
Mexican Government Denies Spyware Monitoring Of Activists And Journalists Jorge Valencia Jun. 19, 2017
At Mexican Medical Fair, Arizona Companies Help Each Other Jorge Valencia Jun. 12, 2017
Mexico And Leonardo DiCaprio Make Deal To Help Endangered Porpoise Jorge Valencia Jun. 8, 2017
Ex-Governor Of Mexican Coastal State Arrested In Corruption Investigation Jorge Valencia Jun. 5, 2017
Mexican Government Says More Are Crossing Border For Shopping Jorge Valencia Jun. 1, 2017
Arizona-Mexico Flights And Rail Lines On Agenda For Bi-National Conference Jorge Valencia May. 30, 2017
White House’s Spending Plan Sets Aside $234M For Border Crossing In San Luis, Arizona Jorge Valencia May. 26, 2017
Trump Proposes Cuts To Aid For Mexico, Narcotics Control Program Jorge Valencia May. 24, 2017
The Pipeline Feeding Water Engineers From Central Mexico To Arizona – And Back Jorge Valencia May. 22, 2017
NAFTA Talks Could Begin As Early As August; ‘We Are Ready,’ Mexican Official Says Jorge Valencia May. 18, 2017
President Of Mexico Promises More Protections For Journalists Jorge Valencia May. 17, 2017
In Mexico, Worries Over Texas' New 'Sanctuary City' Law Jorge Valencia May. 8, 2017