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
Natural Foods Maker Takes Its Sweet Touch From Gilbert To Mexico Jorge Valencia Nov. 1, 2016
3 Surprising Facts About The Internet In Mexico Jorge Valencia Oct. 31, 2016
With A Brand-New Phoenix Office In Mexico City, Both Sides Of The Border Look For More Business Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 28, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Visits Mexico To Strengthen Commercial Ties Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 27, 2016
Report: 90K Arizona Jobs Connected To Trade With Mexico Jorge Valencia Oct. 26, 2016
Mexican Officials Want Entrepreneurs To Help Stop Government Corruption Jorge Valencia Oct. 24, 2016
Topo Chico Becoming Most Popular Imported Sparkling Water In Southwest Jorge Valencia Oct. 21, 2016
Mexico Is Having A Fight Over The Word 'Mezcal' Jorge Valencia Oct. 17, 2016
American, Mexican Security Officials Seek Continuity After Elections Jorge Valencia Oct. 12, 2016
With National Ads, Tecate Seeks To Reach Mexican-Americans Across US Jorge Valencia Oct. 10, 2016
Obama’s Top Small-Business Advisor Meets With Mexican President Jorge Valencia Oct. 4, 2016
Mexican Peso Rallies After US Presidential Debate — Here’s What Else Can Move Its Value Jorge Valencia Sep. 28, 2016
US Investors, Tourists Could Benefit From 'Cheap' Mexican Peso Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 20, 2016
While The Mexican President Celebrates, Others Demand His Resignation Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 16, 2016
Mexican President Shakes Up Cabinet After Trump Visit Jorge Valencia Sep. 7, 2016
Hundreds Of Thousands Mourn Juan Gabriel In Mexico City Jorge Valencia Sep. 6, 2016
'They're Going To Have To Force Us' To Pay For A Wall, Says Mexico City Resident During Trump's Visit Jorge Valencia Sep. 1, 2016
Trump To Visit Mexican President Before Immigration Speech Jorge Valencia Aug. 30, 2016

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