Rodrigo Cervantes is KJZZ’s Bureau Chief in Mexico City, where he was born and raised.

He has served as opinion writer, contributor and commentator for several media outlets and organizations in Mexico and the United States, including CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Univisión.

Cervantes previously worked as the Business Editor and Editorial Coordinator for El Norte, the leading newspaper in Monterrey and a publication of Grupo Reforma, Mexico’s premier news group.

In Mexico City, Cervantes served in Reforma as a Reporter, Special Correspondent, Editor and Special Sections Coordinator.

Cervantes also held the Editor position at MundoHispánico, a division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia’s oldest and largest Latino newspaper. He also participated as one of the first members of the Diversity Advisory Group for Cox Media.

In 2012, Cervantes was appointed as fellow for the Leadership Program of The New York Times/Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, as well as for the 'Líderes Digitales' program from the International Center for Journalists. In 2010, he was awarded with the Poynter-McCormick Leadership Fellowship.

Cervantes graduated with Honors in Communication Sciences and Journalism from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City Campus.

Later, he was granted the Fundación Carolina Scholarship from the Spanish Government to obtain an MBA degree at San Pablo-CEU School of Business (Madrid).

Other recognitions include: the Power 30 Under 30 Award for Professional and Community Excellence in Atlanta, the Outstanding Alumni Medal from ITESM, and several José Martí Awards for Journalism Excellence from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Cervantes enjoys music, books, travel, friendship, good mezcal and the occasional company of his guitar.

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Title Author Publication Date
Arizona-Based Organization Helps Sonoran Region Rodrigo Cervantes February 21, 2018
Innovation Bonds Grow Between Phoenix And Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes February 19, 2018
Neighboring 'Californias' Could Bring More Power To Arizona-Sonora Rodrigo Cervantes February 12, 2018
Phoenix-Based Art Initiative Looks For Business In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes February 12, 2018
Trump’s Rhetoric, U.S. Economy Boost Mexican Remittances Rodrigo Cervantes February 05, 2018
Untold Arizona: Mexico's Sweet And Sour History With Arizona Rodrigo Cervantes February 05, 2018
Despite Trump’s Attacks, Mexican Auto Production And Exports Increased Rodrigo Cervantes January 15, 2018
New U.S. Travel Warning Targets Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes January 11, 2018
SkyBridge Project In Mesa Will Boost Mexico-U.S. Trade Rodrigo Cervantes January 06, 2018
Arizona And Sonora Partner For Space Missions Rodrigo Cervantes January 04, 2018
Scottsdale Will Collaborate In Sonora’s Largest Music Festival Rodrigo Cervantes January 01, 2018
Alleged Mastermind Behind Journalist’s Murder Gets Arrested Rodrigo Cervantes December 26, 2017
Mexico’s New Internal Security Law Divides Opinions Rodrigo Cervantes December 23, 2017
Sonora Prepares For Seasonal Visitors Rodrigo Cervantes December 20, 2017
U.S. Embassy In Mexico Pushes For Press Freedom Rodrigo Cervantes December 11, 2017
U.S. Company Opens First Fully Independent Gas Station In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes December 06, 2017
Mexican Broadcast Company TV Azteca Sells Its U.S. Network Rodrigo Cervantes December 01, 2017
Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America Rodrigo Cervantes November 24, 2017
Skulls, Jedis And Disney’s Love Affair With Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes November 24, 2017
Mexico, U.S. Plan To Create Energy Block Rodrigo Cervantes November 20, 2017
Mexico and Arizona Prepare To ‘Watch The Stars’ Together Rodrigo Cervantes November 13, 2017
Elections Endanger Arizona And Sonora´s 'Marriage' Rodrigo Cervantes November 08, 2017
Mexican Mining Safety Raises Opportunities For Arizona Companies Rodrigo Cervantes October 27, 2017
With ‘Coco,’ Disney Returns To Mexico And Bets On Latinos Rodrigo Cervantes October 24, 2017
As Mexico’s Elder Population Grows, So Do Concerns About Dementia Rodrigo Cervantes October 19, 2017