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
Mexican-Owned Cemex Says It Has Not Bid For Border Wall Construction Jorge Valencia Mar. 23, 2017
Mexican Senator Wants To Divest From Constructors Building Border Wall Jorge Valencia Mar. 20, 2017
US Donates Drug Equipment To Mexico Jorge Valencia Mar. 13, 2017
NAFTA Negotiations Could Start Late 2017 Jorge Valencia Mar. 8, 2017
Facing A New ‘Villain,’ Mexican Politicans Are Rediscovering The Plight Of Undocumented Migrants Jorge Valencia Mar. 7, 2017
Study: In Drug War, US Should Support Civilian Instead Of Military Efforts Jorge Valencia Mar. 1, 2017
Mexico Will Reject Deportees From Other Countries, Official Says Jorge Valencia Feb. 24, 2017
State, Homeland Security Secretaries Seek To Appease Tensions With Mexican Counterparts Jorge Valencia Feb. 24, 2017
Rex Tillerson, John Kelly Make First Official Visit To Mexico Jorge Valencia Feb. 22, 2017
Mexico's Weapons Imports Almost Doubled In Last 5 Years, US Sent More Than Half Jorge Valencia Feb. 21, 2017
Study: Mexican Military Should Not Have Intervened In Country's War On Drugs Jorge Valencia Feb. 20, 2017
Carmakers, Amid Political Uncertainty, Still Investing On Both Sides Of US-Mexico Border Jorge Valencia Feb. 17, 2017
Mexico City Officials Promise A 'Hospitable City' For Migrants Jorge Valencia Feb. 15, 2017
Mexican Senators To Visit Arizona Officials In Effort Toward Local Diplomacy Jorge Valencia Feb. 9, 2017
Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration Stops Program For Central American Children Jorge Valencia Feb. 2, 2017
Border, Mexico Brace For President Trump's Wall Mandate Jorge Valencia, Michel Marizco Jan. 26, 2017
Trump's Promise Of Wall Seen As Threat On Border, In Mexico Jorge Valencia, Michel Marizco Jan. 25, 2017
Mexico Isn't Preparing As Much As It Is Bracing For 'Hurricane Trump' Jorge Valencia Jan. 20, 2017
At Suns Games In Mexico City, 'Basketball' Diplomacy For Arizona Officials Jorge Valencia Jan. 13, 2017
Why The Phoenix Suns Are Taking Two Of Their Home Games To Mexico City Jorge Valencia Jan. 12, 2017
Mexico City Welcomes Two Phoenix Suns Home Games Jorge Valencia Jan. 11, 2017
Ford Cancels Construction Of $1.6B Plant In Mexico Jorge Valencia
Steve Goldstein
Jan. 4, 2017
Mexican Government Offers Financial Advice For Immigrants Returning From The US Jorge Valencia Dec. 27, 2016
McCain Visits Mexico, Shows Skepticism Toward NAFTA Overhaul Jorge Valencia Dec. 21, 2016
A Condo In Scottsdale, And A Fugitive Mexican Governor Jorge Valencia Dec. 20, 2016