Rodrigo Cervantes

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Mexico City Bureau Chief

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 awards 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.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Mexico City Will Have Its First Female Elected Mayor Rodrigo Cervantes July 5, 2018
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes July 2, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Historic Elections Rodrigo Cervantes June 29, 2018
Ballot Heist In Mexico Just Days Before The Elections Rodrigo Cervantes June 28, 2018
Mexico Fights Against Family Separation In DC Rodrigo Cervantes June 26, 2018
Mexican Soccer Team Penalized After Controversial Slur Rodrigo Cervantes June 21, 2018
Mexican Elections: Votes Abroad And Foreign Observers Break Records Rodrigo Cervantes June 21, 2018
2026 World Cup May Heal Tensions Between Canada, Mexico, U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes June 14, 2018
'¡Gooool!' Canada, Mexico And U.S. Win World Cup Bid Rodrigo Cervantes June 14, 2018
Mexican Retaliation On U.S. Tariffs Hits Southern-Style Whiskey Rodrigo Cervantes June 11, 2018
Mexico Seeks For Foreigners To Monitor Elections Rodrigo Cervantes June 5, 2018
Business Execs In Mexico Fear ´Populist Vote´ Rodrigo Cervantes May 29, 2018
Is This The New ‘Amazon’ For Mexicans In U.S.? Rodrigo Cervantes May 28, 2018
Phoenix Seeks Software, Fintech Partners In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes May 24, 2018
Phoenix Delegation Visits Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes May 18, 2018
Millions Of Dollars Lost In Mexico After Bank Hacking Rodrigo Cervantes May 15, 2018
Mexico Prepares Electoral Packages For Expat Voters Rodrigo Cervantes May 9, 2018
Nuclear Power Agreement Between Mexico, U.S. Could Benefit AZ Rodrigo Cervantes May 8, 2018
Growing Real Estate Boom (And Concerns) In San Miguel De Allende Rodrigo Cervantes May 4, 2018
Bottoms Up! Mexico Wants Mezcal In Arizona For Cinco De Mayo Rodrigo Cervantes May 3, 2018
Scottsdale-Based Nonprofit To Invest $1.4M In Sonora Rodrigo Cervantes April 16, 2018
Amidst Tensions, U.S. And Mexico Officials Will Meet Rodrigo Cervantes April 11, 2018
U.S.-Mexico Archaeologists Unearth Sonora Desert’s Past… And Present Rodrigo Cervantes April 9, 2018
Mexico Has Its Final List Of Presidential Candidates Rodrigo Cervantes April 2, 2018
Mexico And U.S. Get New Trade, Border Security Deals Rodrigo Cervantes March 30, 2018